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Passage Lookup: Acts 15:6-29

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Acts 15:6
The [1] apostles and the elders came together to look [2] into this matter. [3]
Acts 15:7
After there had been much debate, [1] Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in [2] the early days God [3] made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the [4] gospel and believe.
Acts 15:8
"And God, who [1] knows the heart, testified to them giving [2] them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;
Acts 15:9
and He [1] made no distinction between us and them, cleansing [2] their hearts by faith.
Acts 15:10
"Now therefore why do you put [1] God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither [2] our fathers nor we have been able to bear?
Acts 15:11
"But we believe that we are saved through the [1] grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are."
Acts 15:12
All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating [1] what signs [2] and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
Acts 15:13
After they had stopped speaking, James [1] [2] answered, saying, "Brethren, listen to me.
Acts 15:14
"Simeon [1] has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.
Acts 15:15
"With this the words of the [1] Prophets agree, just as it is written,
Acts 15:16
Acts 15:17
So that the rest of mankind [1] may seek the Lord, And all the Gentiles who [2] are called by My name,'
Acts 15:18
Says the Lord, who makes [1] these things known from long ago.
Acts 15:19
"Therefore it is my [1] judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,
Acts 15:20
but that we write to them that they abstain from things [1] [2] contaminated by idols and from fornication [3] and from what [4] is strangled and from blood.
Acts 15:21
"For Moses [1] from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he [2] is read in the synagogues every Sabbath."
Acts 15:22
Then it seemed good to the [1] apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch [2] with Paul and Barnabas--Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, [3] leading men among the [4] brethren,
Acts 15:23
and they sent [1] this letter by them, "The [2] apostles and the brethren who are elders, to the [3] brethren in Antioch [4] and Syria [5] and Cilicia [6] who are from the Gentiles, greetings. [7]
Acts 15:24
"Since we have heard that some [1] of [2] our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed [3] you with their words, unsettling your souls,
Acts 15:25
it [1] seemed good to us, having become [2] of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Acts 15:26
men who have risked [1] [2] their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 15:27
"Therefore we have sent Judas [1] and Silas, [2] who themselves will also report the same things by word of mouth.
Acts 15:28
"For it [1] seemed good to the [2] Holy Spirit and to us [3] to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:
Acts 15:29
that you abstain from things [1] sacrificed to idols and from blood [2] and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell."
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