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 Acts 15
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   Book of Acts
   Chapter 15
15:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, "Unless * you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot * be saved."
 
15:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And when Paul and Barnabas had great * dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue.
 
15:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren.
 
15:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.
 
15:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."
 
15:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter.
 
15:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren *, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe.
 
15:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;
 
15:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
 
15:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
 
15:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are."
 
15:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
 
15:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After they had stopped speaking, James answered, saying, "Brethren *, listen to me.
 
15:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.
 
15:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written,
 
15:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
'AFTER THESE THINGS I will return, AND I WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN, AND I WILL REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND I WILL RESTORE IT,
 
15:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD, AND ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,'
 
15:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.
 
15:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,
 
15:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.
 
15:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath."
 
15:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas --Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
 
15:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and they sent this letter by them, "The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, greetings.
 
15:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
we have heard that some of our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed you with their words, unsettling your souls,
 
15:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
 
15:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
15:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will also report the same things by word of mouth.
 
15:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:
 
15:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell."
 
15:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch; and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.
 
15:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.
 
15:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message.
 
15:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After they had spent time there, they were sent away from the brethren in peace to those who had sent them out.
 
15:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
[But it seemed good to Silas to remain there.]
 
15:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching with many others also, the word of the Lord.
 
15:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are."
 
15:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Barnabas wanted to take John, called Mark, along with them also.
 
15:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.
 
15:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.
 
15:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.
 
15:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And he was traveling through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
 
 

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