Acts 15

But men from Jihud came down and taught the brethren, If you be not circumcised after the custom of the law, you cannot be saved. And there were great agitation and disputation for Paulos and Bar Naba with them; and it was that Paulos and Bar Naba, and others with them, went up to the apostles and presbyters who were in Urishlem on account of this question. And conducting, the church dismissed them; and they went through all Punika, and also among the Shomroyee, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy unto all the brethren. AND when they came to Urishlem, they were received by the church, and by the apostles, and by the presbyters. And they recounted to them how much Aloha had done with them; but (that) certain had arisen who had believed from the doctrine of the Pharishee, and said, It behoved you to circumcise them, and require them to keep the law of Musha. But the apostles and presbyters assembled to consider this doctrine. And when there had been much investigation, Shemun arose, and said to them, Men, brethren, you know that from the first days from my mouth did Aloha choose that the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. And Aloha, who knoweth what is in the hearts, testified of them, and gave them the Spirit of Holiness, as to us. And nothing distinguished between us and them, because he had purified by faith their hearts. 10 And now why tempt you Aloha, that you would lay a yoke upon the necks of the disciples, which nor our fathers nor we could bear? 11 But by the grace of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha, we believe that we shall be saved, as they. 12 And all the assembly were silent. And they listened to Paulos and Bar Naba, who related how Aloha had done by their hands signs and mighty works among the Gentiles. 13 AND after they were silent, Jakub arose, and said, Men, brethren, hear me: 14 Shemun hath related to you how Aloha hath begun to elect from the Gentiles a people to his name. 15 And with this accord the words of the prophets; as when it is written, 16 After these I will return, And raise the dwelling of David which hath fallen; And I will build that which hath fallen from it, And will raise it up: 17 That the residue of men may seek the Lord, And all the Gentiles, on whom my name is called, 18 Saith the Lord, who doeth all these. Known from eternity are the works of Aloha. 19 On this account I say, that we should not molest those who from the Gentiles have been converted unto Aloha; 20 but that we send to them, that they shall separate from the uncleanness of (idol) sacrifice, and from fornication, and from the strangled, and from blood. 21 For Musha from former generations in all cities hath had preachers in the synagogues who on all shabaths read him. 22 Then the apostles and presbyters, with all the church, elected men from them, and sent to Antiokia with Paulos and Bar Naba Jihuda, who was called Bar Shaba, and Shilo, men who were chief among the brethren. 23 AND they wrote an epistle by their hands, thus: The apostles and presbyters and brethren, to those who are in Antiokia and in Syria and in Cilicia, the brethren who are of the Gentiles; peace. 24 It hath been heard by us, that men from us have gone forth and disturbed you with words, and have subverted your souls by saying, that you should be circumcised and observe the law, whom we have not commanded. 25 On account of this we have deliberated, all being assembled, and have chosen men and sent them to you, with Paulos and Bar Naba, our beloved; 26 men who have delivered their lives for the sake of the name of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha. 27 And we have sent with them Jihuda and Shilo, that by word they may tell you the same things. 28 For it hath been the will of the Spirit of Holiness, and also of us, not to lay upon you greater burden beyond these things which are constraining; 29 that you abstain from that which hath been sacrificed (to idols), and from blood, and from that which is strangled, and from fornication; and while you keep yourselves from these, you will be well. Be confirmed in our Lord. 30 Now they who were sent came to Antiokia, and they assembled all the people and gave the epistle. 31 And when they had read, they rejoiced and were comforted. 32 And by the word the brethren were the more strengthened, and Jihuda and Shilo established them because they were prophets also. 33 And when they had been there a time, the brethren dismissed them with peace unto the apostles. 34 
Some Greek MSS. read here, "Notwithstanding, it pleased Silas to abide there still."
35 BUT Paulos and Bar Naba remained in Antiokia, and taught and preached, with many others, the word of Aloha. 36 And after (certain) days Paulos said to Bar Naba, Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we have preached the word of Aloha, and see what they do. 37 But Bar Naba willed to take Juhanon, he who is surnamed Markos. 38 But Paulos willed not to take him with them, because he had forsaken them when they were in Pamphylia, and had not come with them. 39 On account of this contention they separated one from the other; and Bar Naba took Markos, and they went by sea and came to Cypros. 40 But Paulos chose for him Shilo, and went forth commended by the brethren to the grace of Aloha. 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches. And he came to Derbe the city, and to Lystra.
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