Acts 15:6

6 The apostles and the elders met together to consider 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 came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.
5 But some believers who belonged to the sect of the Pharisees stood up and said, "It is necessary for them to be circumcised and ordered to keep the law of Moses."
6 The apostles and the elders met together to consider this matter.
7 After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "My brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that I should be the one through whom the Gentiles would hear the message of the good news and become believers.
8 And God, who knows the human heart, testified to them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us;