Acts: Chapter 15

The Acts of the Apostles. The 15th Chapter
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15:1 And some men came down from Judaea, and taught brethren, That but ye be circumcised after the law of Moses, ye be not able to be saved. And there came certain from jewry and taught the brethren: except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses ye cannot be saved. Then came down certain from Judea, and taught the brethren, saying, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. And certain men which came down from Judea, taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
15:2 Therefore when there was made not a little dissension to Paul and Barnabas against them, they ordained, that Paul and Barnabas, and some others of them, should go up to the apostles and priests in Jerusalem, on this question. Then arose there dissension and disputing not a little unto Paul and Barnabas against them. And they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain other of them should ascend to Jerusalem unto the apostles and seniours about this question. And when there was great dissension, and disputation by Paul & Barnabas against them, they ordained that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the Apostles & Elders about this question. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Hierusalem unto the Apostles and Elders about this question.
15:3 Therefore they, led forth of the church, passed by Phenice and Samaria; telling the living of heathen men, and they made great joy to all the brethren. After they were brought on their way by the congregation, they passed over Phenices and Samaria, declaring the conversation of the gentiles, and they brought great joy unto all the brethren. Thus being sent forth by the Church, they passed through Phenice, and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they brought great joy unto all the brethren. And being brought on their way by the Church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
15:4 Soothly when they came to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles, and elder men, and told how many things God did with them. When they were come to Jerusalem they were received of the congregation and of the apostles and seniours. And they declared what things God had done by them. And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the Church, and of the Apostles and Elders, and they declared what things God had done by them. And when they were come to Hierusalem, they were received of the Church, and of the Apostles, and Elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
15:5 But some of the heresy of the Pharisees, that believed, rised, saying, That it behooveth them to be circumcised, and to command to keep also the law of Moses. Then arose there up certain of the sect of the pharises, which did believe saying that it was needful to circumcise them and to injoin them to keep the law of Moses. But said they, certain of the sect of the Pharises, which did believe, rose up, saying, that it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the Law of Moses. But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, that it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the Law of Moses.
15:6 And the apostles and elder men came together, to see of this word. The apostles and seniours came together to reason of this matter. Then the Apostles & Elders came together to look to this matter. And the Apostles & Elders came together for to consider of this matter.
15:7 And when there was made a great seeking thereof, Peter rose, and said to them, Men brethren, ye know, that of old days in you God chose by my mouth heathen men, to hear the word of the gospel, and to believe; When there was much disputing, Peter rose up and said unto them: Ye men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago, God chose among us that the gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel and believe. And when there had been great disputation, Peter rose up, & said unto them, Ye men & brethren, ye know that a good while ago, among us God chose out me, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the Gospel, and believe. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago, God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the Gospel, and believe.
15:8 and God, that knew the hearts, bare witnessing, giving to them the Holy Ghost, as also to us; And God which knoweth the heart, bare them witness, and gave unto them the holy ghost even as he did unto us, And God which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, in giving unto them the holy Ghost, even as he did unto us. And God which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the holy Ghost, even as he did unto us,
15:9 and nothing diversed between us and them, cleansing the hearts of them by faith. And he put no difference between them and us, and with faith purified their hearts. And he put no difference between us & them, after that by faith he had purified their hearts. And put no difference between us & them, purifying their hearts by faith.
15:10 Now therefore what tempt ye God, to put a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither we, neither our fathers might bear? Now therefore why tempt ye God, that ye would put a yoke on the disciples’ necks which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear: Now therefore, why tempt ye God, to lay a yoke on the disciples’ necks, which neither our fathers, nor we were able to bear? Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
15:11 But by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved as they do. But we believe, through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved, even as they do. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be saved even as they.
15:12 And all the multitude held peace, and heard Barnabas and Paul, telling how many signs and wonders God did by them in heathen men. Then all the multitude was appeased and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul which told what signs and wonders God had shewed among the gentiles by them. Then all the multitude kept silence, and heard Barnabas & Paul, which told what signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles by them. Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
15:13 And after that they held peace, James answered, saying, Men brethren, hear me. As soon as they held their peace, James answered saying: Men and brethren hearken unto me, And when they held their peace, James answered, saying, Men & brethren, hearken unto me. And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me.
15:14 Simon told, how first God visited, to take of heathen men a people to his name. Simeon told how God at the beginning did visit the gentiles, and received of them people unto his name. Simeon hath declared, how God first did visit the Gentiles, to take of them a people unto his Name. Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles to take out of them a people for his Name.
15:15 And to him the words of prophets accord, as it is written, and to this agreeth the words of the prophets, as it is written: And to this agree the words of the Prophets, as it is written, And to this agree the words of the Prophets, as it is written,
15:16 After this I shall turn again, and build the tabernacle of David, that fell down; and I shall build again the cast down things of it, and I shall raise it; After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David which is fallen down, and that which is fallen in decay of it will I build again and I will set it up, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down, and the ruins thereof will I build again, and I will set it up, After this I will return, and will build again the Tabernacle of David, which is fallen down: and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
15:17 that others of men seek the Lord, and all folks on whom my name is called to help; the Lord doing this thing, saith. that the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and also the gentiles upon whom my name is called on saith the lord, which doeth all these things: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles upon whom my Name is called, saith the Lord which doeth all these things. That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my Name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
15:18 From the world, to the Lord his work is known. known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. From the beginning of the world God knoweth all his works. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
15:19 For which thing I deem them that of heathen men be converted to God, to be not unquieted, Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them which of the gentiles are turned to God: Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them of the Gentiles that are turned to God, Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
15:20 but to write to them, that they abstain them from defoulings of simulacra, and from fornication, and strangled things, and blood. but that we write unto them that they abstain themselves from filthiness of images, from fornication, from strangled, and from blood. But that we write unto them, that they abstain themselves from filthiness of idols, and fornication, and that that is strangled, and from blood. But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of Idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
15:21 For Moses of old times hath in all cities them that preach him in synagogues, whereby each sabbath he is read. For Moses of old time in every city hath them that preach him, and he is read in the synagogues every sabbath day. For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, seeing he is read in the Synagogues every Sabbath day. For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the Synagogues every Sabbath day.
15:22 Then it pleased to the apostles, and elder men, with all the church, to choose men of them, and send to Antioch, with Paul and Barnabas, Judas, that was named Barsabas, and Silas, the first men among brethren; Then pleased it the apostles and seniours with the whole congregation to send chosen men of their own company to Antioche with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called also Barsabas and Silas which were chief men among the brethren Then it seemed good to the Apostles and Elders with the whole Church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antiochia with Paul and Barnabas: to wit, Judas whose surname was Barsabas and Silas, which were chief men among the brethren, Then pleased it the Apostles and Elders with the whole Church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch, with Paul and Barnabas: namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, & Silas, chief men among the brethren,
15:23 and wrote by the hands of them, Apostles and elder brethren to them that be at Antioch, and Syria, and Cilicia, brethren of heathen men, greeting. and gave them letters in their hands after this manner The apostles, seniours and brethren send greetings unto the brethren which are of the gentiles in Antioche Syria and cilicia, And wrote letters by them after this manner, THE APOSTLES, AND the Elders, & the brethren, unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antiochia, & in Syria, and in Cilicia, send greeting. And wrote letters by them after this manner, The Apostles and Elders, and brethren, send greeting unto the brethren, which are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and Syria, and Cilicia.
15:24 For we heard that some went out from us, and troubled you with words, turning upside-down your souls, to which men we commanded not, Forasmuch as we have heard that certain which departed from us, have troubled you with words, and cumbered your minds saying: Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law, to whom we gave no such commandment. Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which departed from us, have troubled you with words, and cumbered your minds, saying, Ye must be circumcised & keep the Law: to whom we gave no such commandment, Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us, have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the Law, to whom we gave no such commandment:
15:25 it pleased to us gathered into one, to choose men, and send to you, with our most dear-worthy Barnabas and Paul, It seemed therefore to us a good thing, when we were come together with one accord, to send chosen men unto you, with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, It seemed therefore good to us, when we were come together with one accord, to send chosen men unto you, with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you, with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
15:26 men that gave their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. men that have jeoparded their lives, for the name of our lord Jesus Christ. Men that have given up their lives for the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Men that have hazarded their lives for the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:27 Therefore we sent Judas and Silas, and they shall tell the same things to you by words. We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, which shall also tell you the same things by mouth. We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, which shall also tell you the same things by mouth. We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.
15:28 For it is seen to the Holy Ghost and to us, to put to you nothing more of charge, than these needful things, For it seemed good to the holy ghost and to us, to put no grievous thing to you more than these necessary things, For it seemed good to the holy Ghost, and to us, to lay no more burden upon you, than these necessary things, For it seemed good to the holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
15:29 that ye abstain you from the offered things of simulacra, and blood strangled, and fornication. From which ye keeping you, shall do well. Fare ye well. that is to say that ye abstain from things offered unto the images, from blood, from strangled, and fornication. From which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. So fare ye well. That is, that ye abstain from things offered to idols, and blood, and that that is strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, & from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
15:30 Therefore they dismissed, came down to Antioch; and, when the multitude was gathered, they betook the epistle; When they were departed, they came to Antioche and gathered the multitude together and delivered the epistle. Now when they were departed, they came to Antiochia, & after that they had assembled the multitude, they delivered the epistle. So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the Epistle.
15:31 which when they had read, they joyed on the comfort. When they had read it, they rejoiced of that consolation. And when they had read it, they rejoiced for the consolation. Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.
15:32 Forsooth Judas and Silas and they, when they were prophets, with full much word comforted brethren, and confirmed them. Judas and Silas being prophets, exhorted the people with much preaching, and strengthened them. And Judas and Silas being Prophets, exhorted the brethren with many words, and strengthened them. And Judas and Silas, being Prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them:
15:33 But after that they had been there a little while, they were dismissed with peace of brethren, to them that had sent them. After they had tarried there a certain space, they were let go in peace of the brethren unto the apostles. And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace of the brethren unto the Apostles. And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the Apostles.
15:34 But it was seen to Silas, to dwell there; and Judas went alone to Jerusalem. Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still. Notwithstanding Silas thought good to abide there still. Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
15:35 And Paul and Barnabas dwelt at Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others. Paul and Barnabas continued in Antioche teaching, and preaching the word of the lord with other many. Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antiochia, teaching and preaching with many other the word of the Lord. Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
15:36 But after some days, Paul said to Barnabas, We turning again, visit our brethren by all cities, in which we have preached the word of the Lord, how they have them. But after a certain space Paul said unto Barnabas: Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city, where we have shewed the word of the lord, and see how they do. But after certain days, Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us return, & visit our brethren in every city, where we have preached the word of the Lord, & see how they do. And some days after, Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren, in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.
15:37 And Barnabas would take with him John, that was named Mark. Barnabas gave counsel, to take with them Jhon called also Mark: And Barnabas counseled to take with them John, called Mark. And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.
15:38 But Paul prayed him, that he that departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them into the work, should not be received. But Paul thought it not meet to take him unto their company which departed from them at Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. But Paul thought it not meet to take him unto their company, which departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. But Paul thought not good to take him with them; who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.
15:39 And dissension was made, so that they departed atwain. And Barnabas took Mark, and came by boat to Cyprus. So sharp was the dissension between them, that they departed asunder one from the other. And Barnabas took Mark and sailed unto Cypers. Then were they so stirred that they departed asunder one from the other, so that Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: & so Barnabas took Mark, & sailed unto Cyprus.
15:40 Forsooth Paul chose Silas, and went forth, taken to the grace of God from brethren. Paul chose Silas and departed delivered of the brethren unto the grace of God. And Paul chose Silas and departed, being commended of the brethren unto the grace of God. And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.
15:41 Forsooth he went by Syria and Cilicia, confirming the church, commanding to keep the precepts of the apostles and elder men. And he went through all Cyria and Cilicia, stablishing the congregations. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, stablishing the Churches. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the Churches.
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