Acts 15

1And some having come down from the Judea, were teaching the brethren: That if not you are circumcised with the rite of Moses not you are able to be saved. 2Being therefore a dispute and discussion not a little the Paul and the Barnabas with them, they decided to send up Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to the apostles and elders at Jerusalem, about the question this. 3They indeed therefore having been sent forward by the congregation, passed through the Phenicia and Samaria, narrating the turning of the Gentiles; and caused joy great to all the brethren. 4Having come and into Jerusalem, they were received by the congregation and the apostles and the elders, they related and what things the God did with them. 5Stood up and some of those from the sect of the Pharisees having believed, saying: That it is necessary to circumcise them, to command and to keep the law of Moses. 6Assembled and the apostles and the elders to see concerning the word this. 7Much and debate being, having arisen Peter said to them: Men brethren, you know, that from days former the God among us chose through the mouth of me to hear the Gentiles the word of the glad tidings, and to believe. 8And the heart-knowing God testified to them, giving to them the spirit the holy, as even to us; 9and nothing judged between us and also them, by the faith having purified the hearts of them. 10Now therefore why do you tempt the God, to place a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither the fathers of us nor we were able to bear? 11But through the favor of the Lord Jesus we believe to be saved, in which manner also they. 12Was silent and all the multitude, and heard Barnabas and Paul narrating, what did the God signs and prodigies among the Gentiles through them. 13After and the to be silent them, answered James, saying: Men brethren, hear you of me. 14Simon related, how first the God looked to take out the Gentiles a people for the name of himself. 15And with this harmonize the words of the prophets, as it is written: 16After these thing I will return and I will build again the tabernacle of David that having fallen down; and return the ruins of her I will build again, and I will set up her; 17so that may seek the rest of the men the Lord and all the nations, on whom has been called the name of me over them, 18says Lord he doing these things known from an age. 19Therefore I judge not to trouble those from the Gentiles turning to the God; 20but to send word to them the to abstain from the pollutions of the idols and the fornication and the strangled and the blood. 21Moses for from generations of old in every city those preaching him has, in the synagogues in every sabbath being read. 22Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders with whole the congregation, having chosen men out of themselves to send to Antioch with the Paul and Barnabas, Judas that being called Barsabas, and Silas, men leading among the brethren; 23having written by hand of them thus: The apostles and the elders and the brethren, to those in the Antioch and Syria, and Cilicia brethren, those from Gentiles, health. 24Since we have heard, that some from us having gone out troubled you with words, unsettling the souls of you, saying to be circumcised and to keep the law, to whom not we gave command; 25it seemed good to us being of one mind, having chosen out men to send to you, with the beloved of us Barnabas and Paul, 26men having given up the lives of them in behalf of the name of the Lord of us Jesus Anointed. 27We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, and them through word announcing the same things. 28It seemed good for to the holy spirit and to us, no more to lay to you a burden, besides the necessary things these, 29to abstain from things offered to idols and blood and strangled and fornication; from which keeping yourselves, well you will do. Farewell. 30They indeed therefore being dismissed went to Antioch; and having assembled the multitude, delivered the letter. 31Having read and, they rejoiced at the exhortation. 32Judas and and Silas, also themselves prophets being, through a word great exhorted the brethren, and confirmed. 33Having spent and a time, they were dismissed with peace from the brethren to those having sent them. 34It seemed good but to the Silas to remain there. 35Paul but and Barnabas remained in Antioch, teaching and announcing glad tidings, with also others many, the word of the Lord. 36After and some days said Paul to Barnabas: Having returned indeed we may visit the brethren in every city, in which we have preached the word of the Lord, how they are. 37Barnabas and counselled to take with also John that being called Mark. 38Paul but deemed fitting, the having gone away from them from Pamphylia, and not having gone with them to the work, not to take this. 39Occurred therefore a sharp contention, so as to separate them from one another, the and Barnabas having taken the Mark sailed to Cyprus. 40Paul but having selected Silas went out, having been commanded to the favor of the God by the brethren. 41He passed through and the Syria and Cilicia, confirming the congregations.
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