Parallel Bible results for Acts 15:1-21

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Acts 15:1-21

GNT 1 Some men came from Judea to Antioch and started teaching the believers, "You cannot be saved unless you are circumcised as the Law of Moses requires." 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.” GNT 2 Paul and Barnabas got into a fierce argument with them about this, so it was decided that Paul and Barnabas and some of the others in Antioch should go to Jerusalem and see the apostles and elders about this matter. 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. GNT 3 They were sent on their way by the church; and as they went through Phoenicia and Samaria, they reported how the Gentiles had turned to God; this news brought great joy to all the believers. 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. GNT 4 When they arrived in Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church, the apostles, and the elders, to whom they told all that God had done through 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. GNT 5 But some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and told to obey 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.” GNT 6 The apostles and the elders met together to consider this question. NIV 6 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. GNT 7 After a long debate Peter stood up and said, "My friends, you know that a long time ago God chose me from among you to preach the Good News to the Gentiles, so that they could hear 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. GNT 8 And God, who knows the thoughts of everyone, showed his approval of the Gentiles by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he had 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. GNT 9 He made no difference between us and them; he forgave their sins because they believed. NIV 9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith. GNT 10 So then, why do you now want to put God to the test by laying a load on the backs of the believers which neither our ancestors nor we ourselves were able to carry? 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? GNT 11 No! We believe and are saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they are." NIV 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.” GNT 12 The whole group was silent as they heard Barnabas and Paul report all the miracles and wonders that God had performed 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. GNT 13 When they had finished speaking, James spoke up: "Listen to me, my friends! NIV 13 When they finished, James spoke up. “Brothers,” he said, “listen to me. GNT 14 Simon has just explained how God first showed his care for the Gentiles by taking from among them a people to belong to him. NIV 14 Simon has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people for his name from the Gentiles. GNT 15 The words of the prophets agree completely with this. As the scripture says, NIV 15 The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: GNT 16 "After this I will return, says the Lord, and restore the kingdom of David. I will rebuild its ruins and make it strong again. NIV 16 “ ‘After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, GNT 17 And so all the rest of the human race will come to me, all the Gentiles whom I have called to be my own. 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’ — GNT 18 So says the Lord, who made this known long ago.' NIV 18 things known from long ago. GNT 19 "It is my opinion," James went on, "that we should not trouble the Gentiles who are turning to God. NIV 19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. GNT 20 Instead, we should write a letter telling them not to eat any food that is ritually unclean because it has been offered to idols; to keep themselves from sexual immorality; and not to eat any animal that has been strangled, or any 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. GNT 21 For the Law of Moses has been read for a very long time in the synagogues every Sabbath, and his words are preached in every town." 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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