Acts 15:29

29 that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell.

Acts 15:29 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 15:29

That ye abstain from meats offered to idols
Which explains what is meant by pollutions of idols, ( Acts 15:20 )

and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication
(See Gill on Acts 15:20)

In Beza's most ancient copy, and in three other manuscripts, and in the Complutensian edition, it follows, "and whatsoever ye would not have done to yourselves, that do ye not to another"; in like manner the Ethiopic version also reads, as in ( Acts 15:20 ) "from which if ye keep yourselves ye shall do well"; it will be doing a good thing, and make for the peace of the churches; in Beza's most ancient copy it is added, "born", or "moved by the Holy Ghost": being influenced and assisted by him in this, and every good work:

fare ye well;
the Syriac version adds, "in our Lord".

Acts 15:29 In-Context

27 Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who will personally report the same things by word of mouth.
28 For it was the Holy Spirit's decision-and ours-to put no greater burden on you than these necessary things:
29 that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell.
30 Then, being sent off, they went down to Antioch, and after gathering the assembly, they delivered the letter.
31 When they read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.