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Acts 15

CEB 1 Some people came down from Judea teaching the family of believers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom we've received from Moses, you can't be saved." NRS 1 Then certain individuals came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." CEB 2 Paul and Barnabas took sides against these Judeans and argued strongly against their position. The church at Antioch appointed Paul, Barnabas, and several others from Antioch to go up to Jerusalem to set this question before the apostles and the elders. NRS 2 And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to discuss this question with the apostles and the elders. CEB 3 The church sent this delegation on their way. They traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, telling stories about the conversion of the Gentiles to everyone. Their reports thrilled the brothers and sisters. NRS 3 So they were sent on their way by the church, and as they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, they reported the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the believers. CEB 4 When they arrived in Jerusalem, the church, the apostles, and the elders all welcomed them. They gave a full report of what God had accomplished through their activity. NRS 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. CEB 5 Some believers from among the Pharisees stood up and claimed, "The Gentiles must be circumcised. They must be required to keep the Law from Moses." NRS 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." CEB 6 The apostles and the elders gathered to consider this matter. NRS 6 The apostles and the elders met together to consider this matter. CEB 7 After much debate, Peter stood and addressed them, "Fellow believers, you know that, early on, God chose me from among you as the one through whom the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and come to believe. NRS 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. CEB 8 God, who knows people's deepest thoughts and desires, confirmed this by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us. NRS 8 And God, who knows the human heart, testified to them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us; CEB 9 He made no distinction between us and them, but purified their deepest thoughts and desires through faith. NRS 9 and in cleansing their hearts by faith he has made no distinction between them and us. CEB 10 Why then are you now challenging God by placing a burden on the shoulders of these disciples that neither we nor our ancestors could bear? NRS 10 Now therefore why are you putting God to the test by placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear? CEB 11 On the contrary, we believe that we and they are saved in the same way, by the grace of the Lord Jesus." NRS 11 On the contrary, we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will." CEB 12 The entire assembly fell quiet as they listened to Barnabas and Paul describe all the signs and wonders God did among the Gentiles through their activity. NRS 12 The whole assembly kept silence, and listened to Barnabas and Paul as they told of all the signs and wonders that God had done through them among the Gentiles. CEB 13 When Barnabas and Paul also fell silent, James responded, “Fellow believers, listen to me. NRS 13 After they finished speaking, James replied, "My brothers, listen to me. CEB 14 Simon reported how, in his kindness, God came to the Gentiles in the first place, to raise up from them a people of God. NRS 14 Simeon has related how God first looked favorably on the Gentiles, to take from among them a people for his name. CEB 15 The prophets' words agree with this; as it is written, NRS 15 This agrees with the words of the prophets, as it is written, CEB 16 After this I will return, and I will rebuild David's fallen tent; I will rebuild what has been torn down. I will restore it NRS 16 "After this I will return, and I will rebuild the dwelling of David, which has fallen; from its ruins I will rebuild it, and I will set it up, CEB 17 so that the rest of humanity will seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who belong to me. The Lord says this, the one who does these things NRS 17 so that all other peoples may seek the Lord— even all the Gentiles over whom my name has been called. Thus says the Lord, who has been making these things CEB 18 known from earliest times. NRS 18 known from long ago.' CEB 19 "Therefore, I conclude that we shouldn't create problems for Gentiles who turn to God. NRS 19 Therefore I have reached the decision that we should not trouble those Gentiles who are turning to God, CEB 20 Instead, we should write a letter, telling them to avoid the pollution associated with idols, sexual immorality, eating meat from strangled animals, and consuming blood. NRS 20 but we should write to them to abstain only from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from whatever has been strangled and from blood. CEB 21 After all, Moses has been proclaimed in every city for a long time, and is read aloud every Sabbath in every synagogue." NRS 21 For in every city, for generations past, Moses has had those who proclaim him, for he has been read aloud every sabbath in the synagogues." CEB 22 The apostles and the elders, along with the entire church, agreed to send some delegates chosen from among themselves to Antioch, together with Paul and Barnabas. They selected Judas Barsabbas and Silas, who were leaders among the brothers and sisters. NRS 22 Then the apostles and the elders, with the consent of the whole church, decided to choose men from among their members and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leaders among the brothers, CEB 23 They were to carry this letter: The apostles and the elders, to the Gentile brothers and sisters in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. Greetings! NRS 23 with the following letter: "The brothers, both the apostles and the elders, to the believers of Gentile origin in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, greetings. CEB 24 We've heard that some of our number have disturbed you with unsettling words we didn't authorize. NRS 24 Since we have heard that certain persons who have gone out from us, though with no instructions from us, have said things to disturb you and have unsettled your minds, CEB 25 We reached a united decision to select some delegates and send them to you along with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul. NRS 25 we have decided unanimously to choose representatives and send them to you, along with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, CEB 26 These people have devoted their lives to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. NRS 26 who have risked their lives for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ. CEB 27 Therefore, we are sending Judas and Silas. They will confirm what we have written. NRS 27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will tell you the same things by word of mouth. CEB 28 The Holy Spirit has led us to the decision that no burden should be placed on you other than these essentials: NRS 28 For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to impose on you no further burden than these essentials: CEB 29 refuse food offered to idols, blood, the meat from strangled animals, and sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid such things. Farewell. NRS 29 that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell." CEB 30 When Barnabas, Paul, and the delegates were sent on their way, they went down to Antioch. They gathered the believers and delivered the letter. NRS 30 So they were sent off and went down to Antioch. When they gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter. CEB 31 The people read it, delighted with its encouraging message. NRS 31 When its members read it, they rejoiced at the exhortation. CEB 32 Judas and Silas were prophets, and they said many things that encouraged and strengthened the brothers and sisters. NRS 32 Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers. CEB 33 Judas and Silas stayed there awhile, then were sent back with a blessing of peace from the brothers and sisters to those who first sent them. NRS 33 After they had been there for some time, they were sent off in peace by the believers to those who had sent them. CEB 35 Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, where, together with many others, they taught and proclaimed the good news of the Lord's word. NRS 35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, and there, with many others, they taught and proclaimed the word of the Lord. CEB 36 Some time later, Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's go back and visit all the brothers and sisters in every city where we preached the Lord's word. Let's see how they are doing." NRS 36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Come, let us return and visit the believers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord and see how they are doing." CEB 37 Barnabas wanted to take John Mark with them. NRS 37 Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark. CEB 38 Paul insisted that they shouldn't take him along, since he had deserted them in Pamphylia and hadn't continued with them in their work. NRS 38 But Paul decided not to take with them one who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not accompanied them in the work. CEB 39 Their argument became so intense that they went their separate ways. Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus. NRS 39 The disagreement became so sharp that they parted company; Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus. CEB 40 Paul chose Silas and left, entrusted by the brothers and sisters to the Lord's grace. NRS 40 But Paul chose Silas and set out, the believers commending him to the grace of the Lord. CEB 41 He traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. NRS 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.