Parallel Bible results for Acts 15:22-41

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Acts 15:22-41

GNT 22 Then the apostles and the elders, together with the whole church, decided to choose some men from the group and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose two men who were highly respected by the believers, Judas, called Barsabbas, and Silas, NIV 22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers. GNT 23 and they sent the following letter by them: "We, the apostles and the elders, your brothers, send greetings to all our brothers of Gentile birth who live in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. NIV 23 With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings. GNT 24 We have heard that some who went from our group have troubled and upset you by what they said; they had not, however, received any instruction from us. NIV 24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. GNT 25 And so we have met together and have all agreed to choose some messengers and send them to you. They will go with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul, NIV 25 So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul— GNT 26 who have risked their lives in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. GNT 27 We send you, then, Judas and Silas, who will tell you in person the same things we are writing. NIV 27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing. GNT 28 The Holy Spirit and we have agreed not to put any other burden on you besides these necessary rules: NIV 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: GNT 29 eat no food that has been offered to idols; eat no blood; eat no animal that has been strangled; and keep yourselves from sexual immorality. You will do well if you take care not to do these things. With our best wishes." NIV 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. FAREWELL. GNT 30 The messengers were sent off and went to Antioch, where they gathered the whole group of believers and gave them the letter. NIV 30 So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter. GNT 31 When the people read it, they were filled with joy by the message of encouragement. NIV 31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. GNT 32 Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, spoke a long time with them, giving them courage and strength. NIV 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers. GNT 33 After spending some time there, they were sent off in peace by the believers and went back to those who had sent them. NIV 33 After spending some time there, they were sent off by the believers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent them. GNT 35 Paul and Barnabas spent some time in Antioch, and together with many others they taught and preached the word of the Lord. NIV 35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord. GNT 36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the believers in every town where we preached the word of the Lord, and let us find out how they are getting along." NIV 36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” GNT 37 Barnabas wanted to take John Mark with them, NIV 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, GNT 38 but Paul did not think it was right to take him, because he had not stayed with them to the end of their mission, but had turned back and left them in Pamphylia. NIV 38 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. GNT 39 There was a sharp argument, and they separated: Barnabas took Mark and sailed off for Cyprus, NIV 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, GNT 40 while Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the care of the Lord's grace. NIV 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord. GNT 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. NIV 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

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