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Acts 15:22-35

ESV 22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers, MSG 22 Everyone agreed: apostles, leaders, all the people. They picked Judas (nicknamed Barsabbas) and Silas - they both carried considerable weight in the church - and sent them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas ESV 23 with the following letter: "The brothers, both the apostles and the elders, to the brothers who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, greetings. MSG 23 with this letter: From the apostles and leaders, your friends, to our friends in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Hello! ESV 24 Since we have heard that some persons have gone out from us and troubled you with words, unsettling your minds, although we gave them no instructions, MSG 24 We heard that some men from our church went to you and said things that confused and upset you. Mind you, they had no authority from us; we didn't send them. ESV 25 it has seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, MSG 25 We have agreed unanimously to pick representatives and send them to you with our good friends Barnabas and Paul. ESV 26 men who have risked their lives for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ. MSG 26 We picked men we knew you could trust, Judas and Silas - they've looked death in the face time and again for the sake of our Master Jesus Christ. ESV 27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will tell you the same things by word of mouth. MSG 27 We've sent them to confirm in a face-to-face meeting with you what we've written. ESV 28 For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements: MSG 28 It seemed to the Holy Spirit and to us that you should not be saddled with any crushing burden, but be responsible only for these bare necessities: ESV 29 that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell." MSG 29 Be careful not to get involved in activities connected with idols; avoid serving food offensive to Jewish Christians (blood, for instance); and guard the morality of sex and marriage. These guidelines are sufficient to keep relations congenial between us. And God be with you! Barnabas and Paul Go Their Separate Ways ESV 30 So when they were sent off, they went down to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter. MSG 30 And so off they went to Antioch. On arrival, they gathered the church and read the letter. ESV 31 And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement. MSG 31 The people were greatly relieved and pleased. ESV 32 And Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with many words. MSG 32 Judas and Silas, good preachers both of them, strengthened their new friends with many words of courage and hope. ESV 33 And after they had spent some time, they were sent off in peace by the brothers to those who had sent them. MSG 33 Then it was time to go home. They were sent off by their new friends with laughter and embraces all around to report back to those who had sent them. ESV 35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also. MSG 35 Paul and Barnabas stayed on in Antioch, teaching and preaching the Word of God. But they weren't alone. There were a number of teachers and preachers at that time in Antioch.

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