Acts 15:7

7 And after there had been much 1debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, 2that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear 3the word of 4the gospel and believe.

Acts 15:7 In-Context

5 But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, "It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses."
6 The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter.
7 And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
8 And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us,
9 and he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith.

Cross References 4

  • 1. ver. 2
  • 2. Acts 10:20
  • 3. [Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 1:5]
  • 4. Acts 20:24
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