Parallel Bible results for Acts 15:1-21

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Acts 15:1-21

ESV 1 But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." NIV 1 Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” ESV 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 the apostles and the elders about this question. NIV 2 This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question. ESV 3 So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. NIV 3 The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the believers very glad. ESV 4 When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. NIV 4 When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them. ESV 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." NIV 5 Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses.” ESV 6 The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter. NIV 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. ESV 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. NIV 7 After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. ESV 8 And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us, NIV 8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. ESV 9 and he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith. NIV 9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. ESV 10 Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? NIV 10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? ESV 11 But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will." NIV 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.” ESV 12 And all the assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. NIV 12 The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them. ESV 13 After they finished speaking, James replied, "Brothers, listen to me. NIV 13 When they finished, James spoke up. “Brothers,” he said, “listen to me. ESV 14 Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name. NIV 14 Simon has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people for his name from the Gentiles. ESV 15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written, NIV 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: ESV 16 "'After this I will return, and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, NIV 16 “ ‘After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, ESV 17 that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who makes these things NIV 17 that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things’ — ESV 18 known from of old.' NIV 18 things known from long ago. ESV 19 Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, NIV 19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. ESV 20 but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood. NIV 20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. ESV 21 For from ancient generations Moses has had in every city those who proclaim him, for he is read every Sabbath in the synagogues." NIV 21 For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”

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