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 Acts 15:1 - 30
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   Book of Acts
   Chapter 15  - Click for Chapter Audio
15:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Some R859 men came down from Judea and began teaching the R860 brethren, "Unless you are circumcised R861 according to the R862 custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
 
15:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And when Paul and Barnabas had great F353 dissension and debate R863 with them, the R864 brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles R865 and elders concerning this issue.
 
15:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Therefore, being sent R866 on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia R867 and Samaria, describing R868 in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the R869 brethren.
 
15:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the R870 apostles and the elders, and they reported R871 all that God had done with them.
 
15:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But some of the R872 sect of the Pharisees R873 who had believed stood up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise R874 them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."
 
15:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The R875 apostles and the elders came together to look F354 into this matter. F355
 
15:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After there had been much debate, R876 Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in F356 the early days God R877 made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the R878 gospel and believe.
 
15:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And God, who R879 knows the heart, testified to them giving R880 them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;
 
15:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and He R881 made no distinction between us and them, cleansing R882 their hearts by faith.
 
15:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now therefore why do you put R883 God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither R884 our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
 
15:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But we believe that we are saved through the R885 grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are."
 
15:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating R886 what signs R887 and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
 
15:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After they had stopped speaking, James R888 F357 answered, saying, "Brethren, listen to me.
 
15:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Simeon R889 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 ]
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"With this the words of the R890 Prophets agree, just as it is written,
 
15:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`AFTER THESE THINGS I R892 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 ]
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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 ]
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SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.
 
15:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore it is my R897 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 ]
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but that we write to them that they abstain from things R898 F362 contaminated by idols and from fornication R899 and from what R900 is strangled and from blood.
 
15:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For Moses R901 from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he F363 is read in the synagogues every Sabbath."
 
15:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then it seemed good to the R902 apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch R903 with Paul and Barnabas--Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, R904 leading men among the R905 brethren,
 
15:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and they sent F364 this letter by them, "The R906 apostles and the brethren who are elders, to the R907 brethren in Antioch R908 and Syria R909 and Cilicia R910 who are from the Gentiles, greetings. R911
 
15:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Since we have heard that some R912 of F365 our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed R913 you with their words, unsettling your souls,
 
15:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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it R914 seemed good to us, having become F366 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 ]
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men who have risked R915 F367 their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
15:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore we have sent Judas R916 and Silas, R917 who themselves will also report the same things by word of mouth.
 
15:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For it R918 seemed good to the R919 Holy Spirit and to us R920 to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:
 
15:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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that you abstain from things R921 sacrificed to idols and from blood R921 and from things R921 strangled and from fornication; R921 if F368 you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell."
 
15:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So when they were sent away, they R922 went down to Antioch; and having gathered the congregation F369 together, they delivered the letter.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F353 Lit not a little
F354 Lit see about
F355 Lit word
F356 Lit from days of old
F357 Or Jacob
F358 Or tent
F359 Gr anthropoi
F360 Lit upon whom My name is called
F361 Or does these things which were known
F362 Lit the pollutions of
F363 I.e. the books of Moses, Gen through Deut
F364 Lit wrote by their hand
F365 Lit from us
F366 Or met together
F367 Lit given over
F368 Lit from which keeping yourselves free
F369 Or multitude

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R859 Acts 15:24
R860 Acts 1:15;
R861 Leviticus 12:3; Acts 15:5; 1 Corinthians 7:18; Galatians 2:11,14;
R862 Acts 6:14
R863 Acts 15:7
R864 Galatians 2:2
R865 Acts 11:30; 15:4,6,22,23; 16:4
R866 Acts 20:38; 21:5; Romans 15:24; 1 Corinthians 16:6,11; 2 Corinthians 1:16; Titus 3:13; 3 John 6
R867 Acts 11:19
R868 Acts 14:27;
R869 Acts 1:15; 15:22,32
R870 Acts 11:30; 15:6,22,23;
R871 Acts 14:27; 15:12
R872 Acts 5:17; 24:5,14; 26:5;
R873 Matthew 3:7; Acts 26:5
R874 1 Corinthians 7:18; Galatians 2:11,14; 5:2f
R875 Acts 11:30; 15:4,22,23; 16:4
R876 Acts 15:2
R877 Acts 10:19f
R878 Acts 20:24
R879 Acts 1:24
R880 Acts 2:4; 10:44,47
R881 Acts 10:28,34;
R882 Acts 10:43
R883 Acts 5:9
R884 Matthew 23:4; Galatians 5:1
R885 Romans 3:24; 5:15; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:5-8
R886 Acts 14:27;
R887 John 4:48
R888 Acts 12:17
R889 Acts 15:7; 2 Peter 1:1
R890 Acts 13:40
R891 Amos 9:11
R892 Jeremiah 12:15
R893 Amos 9:12
R894 Deuteronomy 28:10; Isaiah 63:19; Jeremiah 14:9; Daniel 9:19; James 2:7
R895 Amos 9:12
R896 Isaiah 45:21
R897 Acts 15:28; 21:25
R898 Exodus 34:15-17; Daniel 1:8; Acts 15:29; 1 Corinthians 8:7,13; 10:7f,14-28; Revelation 2:14,20
R899 Leviticus 18:6-23
R900 Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 3:17; 7:26; 17:10,14; 19:26; Deuteronomy 12:16,23; 15:23; 1 Samuel 14:33
R901 Acts 13:15; 2 Corinthians 3:14f
R902 Acts 15:2
R903 Acts 11:20
R904 Acts 15:27,32,40; 16:19,25,29; 17:4,10,14f; 18:5; 2 Corinthians 1:19; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; 1 Peter 5:12
R905 Acts 15:1
R906 Acts 15:2
R907 Acts 15:1
R908 Acts 11:20
R909 Matthew 4:24; Acts 15:41; Galatians 1:21
R910 Acts 6:9
R911 Acts 23:26; James 1:1; 2 John 10f
R912 Acts 15:1
R913 Galatians 1:7; 5:10
R914 Acts 15:28
R915 Acts 9:23ff; 14:19
R916 Acts 15:22,32
R917 Acts 15:22
R918 Acts 15:25
R919 Acts 5:32;
R920 Acts 15:19,25
R921 Acts 15:20
R922 Acts 15:22f

 
 

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