And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us,
and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Now therefore why tempt ye God, putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
For we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
Then all the multitude kept silence and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what great miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
And after they had become silent, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
Simeon has declared how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
After this I will return and will restore the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will repair its ruins, and I will set it up again,
that the men that are left might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who does all these things.
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.