Acts 15:6

6 1The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter.

Acts 15:6 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 15:6

And the apostles and elders came together
And also the brethren, or private members of the church, even the whole church, as appears from ( Acts 15:22 Acts 15:23 ) . Whether all the apostles were here present, is not certain; Peter, James, and John were; but who else, cannot be said: these met together

for to consider of this matter;
to hear what was to be said on both sides of the question, and then to judge what advice was proper to be given to the Gentiles.

Acts 15:6 In-Context

4 When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.
5 But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."
6 The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter.
7 After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren , you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe.
8 "And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;

Cross References 1

  • 1. Acts 11:30; Acts 15:4, 22, 23; Acts 16:4

Footnotes 2

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