1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
1 Then some men came down from Judea and started to teach the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the Law of Moses, you can't be saved."
2 And when Paul and Barnabas had (a)great dissension and (E)debate with them, (F)the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the (G)apostles and elders concerning this issue.
2 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 Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.
2 But after Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, the church arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy.(D)
2 Paul and Barnabas had quite a dispute and argument with them. So Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to confer with the apostles and elders about this question.
2 Paul and Barnabas disagreed greatly and debated with them, so it was determined that Paul and Barnabas and some of the others from their group would go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders [and confer with them] concerning this issue.
3 Therefore, being (H)sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both (I)Phoenicia and Samaria, (J)describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all (K)the brethren.
3 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.
3 When they had been sent on their way by the church,(E) they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, explaining in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and they created great joy among all the brothers.
3 They were sent on their way by the church, and as they were going through Phoenicia and Samaria they told of the conversion of the gentiles and brought great joy to all the brothers.
4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
4 When they arrived in Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church, the apostles, and the elders, and they reported everything that God had done through them.
4 When they arrived in Jerusalem, they were received warmly by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported to them all the things that God had accomplished through them.
5 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.
5 But some of the believers from the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to command them to keep the law of Moses!”
5 But some believers from the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The gentiles must be circumcised and ordered to keep the Law of Moses."
5 But some from the sect of the Pharisees who had believed [in Jesus as the Messiah] stood up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise the Gentile converts and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses.”
6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
6 Then the apostles and the elders assembled to consider this matter.
6 So the apostles and the elders met to look into this claim.
6 The apostles and the elders came together to consider this matter.
7 After there had been much (R)debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brethren, you know that (d)in the early days (S)God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of (T)the gospel and believe.
7 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.
7 After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: “Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you,(a) that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe.
7 After a lengthy debate, Peter stood up and told them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days, God chose me to be the one among you through whom the gentiles would hear the message of the gospel and believe.
7 After a long debate, Peter got up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the message of the gospel and believe.
8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
8 God, who knows everyone's heart, showed them he approved by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us.
8 And God, who knows and understands the heart, testified to them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;
9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
9 He made no distinction between them and us, because of their faith-cleansed hearts.
9 and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith [in Jesus].
10 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?
10 So why do you test God by putting on the disciples' neck a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we could carry?
10 Now then, why are you testing God by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we have been able to endure?
11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
11 We certainly believe that it is through the grace of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, that we are saved, just as they are."
11 But we believe that we are saved through the [precious, undeserved] grace of the Lord Jesus [which makes us free of the guilt of sin and grants us eternal life], in just the same way as they are.”
12 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.
12 The whole crowd was silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul tell about all the signs and wonders that God had done through them among the gentiles.
12 All the people remained silent, and they listened [attentively] to Barnabas and Paul as they described all the signs and wonders (attesting miracles) that God had done through them among the Gentiles.
13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
13 After they stopped speaking, James responded: “Brothers, listen to me!
13 After Paul and Barnabas had finished speaking, James responded, "Brothers, listen to me:
14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
14 Simeon has explained how God first showed his concern for the gentiles by taking from among them a people for his name.
15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
15 And the words of the prophets agree with this, as it is written:
15 This agrees with the words of the prophets. As it is written,
15 The words of the Prophets agree with this, just as it is written [in Scripture],
16 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:
16 After these things I will returnand rebuild David’s fallen tent.I will rebuild its ruinsand set it up again,
16 ""After this, I will come back and set up David's fallen tent again. I will restore its ruined places and set it up again
16 ‘After these things I will return,And I will rebuild the tent of David which has fallen;I will rebuild its ruins,And I will restore it,
17 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.
17 so the rest of humanitymay seek the Lord—even all the Gentileswho are called by My name,declares the Lord who does these things,
17 so that the rest of the people may search for the Lord, including all the gentiles who are called by my name,' declares the Lord. "He is the one who has been doing these things
17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,And all the Gentiles upon whom My name has been invoked,’
19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
19 Therefore, in my judgment, we should not cause difficulties for those among the Gentiles who turn to God,
19 "Therefore, I have decided that we should not trouble these gentiles who are turning to God.
19 Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble and make it difficult for those who are turning to God among the Gentiles [by putting obstacles in their way],
20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
20 Instead, we should write to them to keep away from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from anything strangled, and from blood.
21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
21 After all, Moses has had people to proclaim him in every city for generations, and on every Sabbath his books are read aloud in the synagogues."
22 Then it seemed good to (AR)the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to (AS)Antioch with Paul and Barnabas—Judas called Barsabbas, and (AT)Silas, leading men among (AU)the brethren,
22 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, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
22 Then the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, decided to select men who were among them and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas, called Barsabbas, and Silas,(Q) both leading men among the brothers.
22 Then the apostles, the elders, and the whole church decided to choose some of their men to send with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch. These were Judas, who was called Barsabbas, and Silas, who were leaders among the brothers.
22 Then the apostles and the elders, together with the whole church, decided to select some of their men to go to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas—Judas, who was called Barsabbas, and Silas [also called Silvanus, both], leading men among the brothers.
23 And they 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:
23 They wrote this letter for them to deliver: "From: The apostles and the elders, your brothers To: Their gentile brothers in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia.
23 With them they sent the following letter: “The apostles and the brothers who are the elders, to the brothers and sisters who are from the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia, Greetings.
24 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:
24 Greetings. We have heard that some men, coming from us without instructions from us, have said things to trouble you and have unsettled you.
24 Since we have heard that some of our men have troubled you with their teachings, causing distress and confusion—men to whom we gave no such orders or instructions—
25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
25 So we have unanimously decided to choose men and send them to you with our dear Barnabas and Paul,
25 it has been decided by us, having met together, to select men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
26 who have risked their lives for the sake of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah.
26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.
27 We have therefore sent Judas and Silas to tell you the same things by word of mouth.
27 So we have sent Judas and Silas, who will report by word of mouth the same things [that we decided in our meeting].
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to place on you any burden but these essential requirements:
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to place on you any greater burden than these essentials:
29 that you abstain from (BK)things sacrificed to idols and from (BL)blood and from (BM)things strangled and from (BN)fornication; (p)if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell.”
29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
29 that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality.(X) You will do well if you keep yourselves from these things.Farewell.
29 to keep away from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from anything strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you avoid these things, you will do well. Goodbye."
29 that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from [consuming] blood, and from [eating the meat of] things that have been strangled, and from sexual impurity. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell.”
30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:
30 Then, being sent off, they went down to Antioch, and after gathering the assembly, they delivered the letter.
30 So the men were sent on their way and arrived in Antioch. They gathered the congregation together and delivered the letter.
30 So when they were sent off, they went down to Antioch; and after assembling the congregation, they delivered the letter.
31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.
31 When they read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.
31 When the people read it, they were pleased with how the letter encouraged them.
31 And when they had read it, the people rejoiced greatly at the encouragement and comfort [it brought them].
32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.
32 Then Judas and Silas, who were also prophets, said a lot to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.
33 After spending some time there, they were sent back in peace(Z) by the brothers to those who had sent them.(i)(j) But Paul and Barnabas, along with many others, remained in Antioch teaching and proclaiming the message of the Lord.(AA) After some time had passed, Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s go back and visit the brothers in every town(AB) where we have preached the message of the Lord and see how they’re doing.” Barnabas wanted to take along John Mark.(k) But Paul did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work. There was such a sharp disagreement that they parted company, and Barnabas took Mark(AC) with him and sailed off to Cyprus. Then Paul chose Silas and departed, after being commended to the grace of the Lord by the brothers.(AD) He traveled through Syria(AE) and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
33 After staying there for some time, they were sent back with a greeting from the brothers to those who had sent them.
33 After spending some time there, they were sent back by the brothers with [the greeting of] peace to those who had sent them.
34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
34 Both Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch to teach and proclaim the word of the Lord, as did many others.
35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
35 A few days later, Paul told Barnabas, "Let's go back and visit the brothers in every town where we proclaimed the word of the Lord and see how they're doing."
35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, and with many others also continued teaching and proclaiming the good news, the word of the Lord [concerning eternal salvation through faith in Christ].
36 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.
36 Barnabas wanted to take along John, who was called Mark,
36 After some time Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the brothers and sisters (believers) in every city where we preached the message of the Lord, and see how they are doing.”
37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.
37 But Paul did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.
37 but Paul did not think it was right to take along the man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and who had not gone with them into the work.
37 Now Barnabas wanted to take [his cousin] John, who was called Mark, along with them.
38 But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.
38 The disagreement was so sharp that they parted ways. Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus,
38 But Paul kept insisting that they should not take along with them the one who had quit and deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.
39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;
39 while Paul chose Silas and left after the brothers had entrusted him to the grace of the Lord.
39 And it became such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took [John] Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.
40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.
40 He went through Syria and Cilicia and strengthened the churches.
40 But Paul chose Silas [who was again in Antioch] and set out [on his second journey], commended by the brothers to the grace and favor of the Lord.
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