Parallel Verses

Amplified

But we should send word to them in writing to abstain from and avoid anything that has been polluted by being offered to idols, and all sexual impurity, and [eating meat of animals] that have been strangled, and [tasting of] blood.

New American Standard Bible

but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.

King James Version

But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Holman Bible

but instead we should write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from blood.

International Standard Version

Instead, we should write to them to keep away from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from anything strangled, and from blood.

A Conservative Version

but to write to them, to abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

American Standard Version

but that we write unto them, that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

An Understandable Version

but to write [urging] them to avoid [eating] what is contaminated by [its association with] idol worship, from sexual immorality, from [eating] strangled animals and from [drinking] blood.

Anderson New Testament

but that we write to them to abstain from pollutions of idols, and from lewdness, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

Bible in Basic English

But that we give them orders to keep themselves from things offered to false gods, and from the evil desires of the body, and from the flesh of animals put to death in ways against the law, and from blood.

Common New Testament

but that we should write to them to abstain from the pollutions of idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.

Daniel Mace New Testament

that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, from fornication, from animals that are strangled, and from their blood.

Darby Translation

but to write to them to abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

Godbey New Testament

but to command them to abstain from things offered to idols, and from fornication, and from strangulation, and from blood.

Goodspeed New Testament

but we should write to them to avoid anything that has been contaminated by idols, immorality, the meat of strangled animals, and the tasting of blood.

John Wesley New Testament

But that we write to them, to abstain from things offered to idols and fornication, and things strangled and blood.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but that we write unto them that they abstain from pollutions of idols and from fornication and from things strangled and from blood.

Julia Smith Translation

But to send to them, to keep off from pollutions of images, and harlotry, and strangulation, and blood.

King James 2000

But that we write unto them, that they abstain from defilements of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Lexham Expanded Bible

but we should write a letter to them to abstain from the pollution of idols and from sexual immorality and from what has been strangled and from blood.

Modern King James verseion

but that we write to them that they should abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but that we write unto them, that they abstain themselves from filthiness of images, from fornication, from strangled, and from blood.

Moffatt New Testament

but write them injunctions to abstain from whatever is contaminated by idols, from sexual vice, from the flesh of animals that have been strangled, and from tasting blood;

Montgomery New Testament

"but that we should write to them to abstain from the pollution of idols and from fornication, from meat killed by strangling, and from blood.

NET Bible

but that we should write them a letter telling them to abstain from things defiled by idols and from sexual immorality and from what has been strangled and from blood.

New Heart English Bible

but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.

Noyes New Testament

but that we should write to them by letter to abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from that which hath been strangled, and from blood.

Sawyer New Testament

but to send to them to abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and fornication, and things strangled, and blood.

The Emphasized Bible

but to write unto them, to abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but that we write to them, that they abstain from pollutions of idol [sacrifices], and from whoredom, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But we should write to them to abstain from food that has been polluted by being sacrificed to idols, from impurity, from eating the flesh of strangled animals, and from blood.

Webster

But that we write to them that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from lewdness, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Weymouth New Testament

Yet let us send them written instructions to abstain from things polluted by connexion with idolatry, from fornication, from meat killed by strangling, and from blood.

Williams New Testament

but we should write them to abstain from everything that is contaminated by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals, and from tasting blood.

World English Bible

but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.

Worrell New Testament

but that we write to them to abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from anything strangled, and from blood;

Worsley New Testament

that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

Youngs Literal Translation

but to write to them to abstain from the pollutions of the idols, and the whoredom, and the strangled thing; and the blood;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

that we write
ἐπιστέλλω 
Epistello 
Usage: 3


Usage: 0

ἀπέχομαι 
Apechomai 
Usage: 6

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

ἀλίσγεμα 
Alisgema 
Usage: 1

of idols
εἴδωλον 
Eidolon 
Usage: 11

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

πορνεία 
Porneia 
Usage: 21

πνικτός 
Pniktos 
Usage: 3

Context Readings

The Jerusalem Council

19 Therefore it is my opinion that we should not put obstacles in the way of and annoy and disturb those of the Gentiles who turn to God, 20 But we should send word to them in writing to abstain from and avoid anything that has been polluted by being offered to idols, and all sexual impurity, and [eating meat of animals] that have been strangled, and [tasting of] blood. 21 For from ancient generations Moses has had his preachers in every town, for he is read [aloud] every Sabbath in the synagogues.


Cross References

Leviticus 3:17

It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood.

Acts 15:29

That you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols and from [tasting] blood and from [eating the meat of animals] that have been strangled and from sexual impurity. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell [be strong]!

Genesis 9:4

But you shall not eat flesh with the life of it, which is its blood.

Revelation 2:14

Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: you have some people there who are clinging to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to set a trap and a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, [to entice them] to eat food that had been sacrificed to idols and to practice lewdness [giving themselves up to sexual vice].

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you: that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess [claiming to be inspired], and who is teaching and leading astray my servants and beguiling them into practicing sexual vice and eating food sacrificed to idols.

Deuteronomy 12:16

Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it upon the ground as water.

Exodus 34:15-16

Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and when they play the harlot after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and one invites you, you eat of his food sacrificed to idols,

Leviticus 17:10-14

Any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who dwell temporarily among them who eats any kind of blood, against that person I will set My face and I will cut him off from among his people [that he may not be included in the atonement made for them].

Deuteronomy 15:23

Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it on the ground like water.

Ezekiel 4:14

Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I have never defiled myself. From my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dies of itself or is torn in pieces; neither did there ever come abominable flesh into my mouth.

Acts 21:25

But with regard to the Gentiles who have believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ), we have sent them a letter with our decision that they should keep themselves free from anything that has been sacrificed to idols and from [tasting] blood and [eating the meat of animals] which have been strangled and from all impurity and sexual immorality.

1 Corinthians 6:18

Shun immorality and all sexual looseness [flee from impurity in thought, word, or deed]. Any other sin which a man commits is one outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.

Genesis 35:2

Then Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, Put away the [images of] strange gods that are among you, and purify yourselves and change [into fresh] garments;

Exodus 20:3-5

You shall have no other gods before or besides Me.

Exodus 20:23

You shall not make [gods to share] with Me [My glory and your worship]; gods of silver or gods of gold you shall not make for yourselves.

Leviticus 7:23-27

Say to the Israelites, You shall eat no kind of fat, of ox, or sheep, or goat.

Numbers 25:2

Who invited the [Israelites] to the sacrifices of their gods, and [they] ate and bowed down to Moab's gods.

Deuteronomy 12:23-25

Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you may not eat the life with the flesh.

Deuteronomy 14:21

You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself. You may give it to the stranger or the foreigner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to an alien. [They are not under God's law in this matter] but you are a people holy to the Lord your God. You shall not [even] boil a kid in its mother's milk.

1 Samuel 14:32

[When night came and the oath expired] the men flew upon the spoil. They took sheep, oxen, and calves, slew them on the ground, and ate them [raw] with the blood.

Psalm 106:37-39

Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons

Ezekiel 20:30-31

Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: Do you [exiles] debase and defile yourselves after the manner of your fathers? And do you play the harlot after their loathsome and detestable things?

Ezekiel 33:25

Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord God: You eat meat with the blood [as an idolatrous rite] and lift up your eyes to your [filthy] idols and shed blood; shall you then possess the land?

Daniel 1:8

But Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself by [eating his portion of] the king's rich and dainty food or by [drinking] the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might [be allowed] not to defile himself.

1 Corinthians 5:11

But now I write to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of [Christian] brother if he is known to be guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater [whose soul is devoted to any object that usurps the place of God], or is a person with a foul tongue [railing, abusing, reviling, slandering], or is a drunkard or a swindler or a robber. [No] you must not so much as eat with such a person.

1 Corinthians 6:9

Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,

1 Corinthians 6:13

Food [is intended] for the stomach and the stomach for food, but God will finally end [the functions of] both and bring them to nothing. The body is not intended for sexual immorality, but [is intended] for the Lord, and the Lord [is intended] for the body [ to save, sanctify, and raise it again].

1 Corinthians 7:2

But because of the temptation to impurity and to avoid immorality, let each [man] have his own wife and let each [woman] have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now about food offered to idols: of course we know that all of us possess knowledge [concerning these matters. Yet mere] knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature].

1 Corinthians 8:4-13

In this matter, then, of eating food offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing (has no real existence) and that there is no God but one.

1 Corinthians 10:7-8

Do not be worshipers of false gods as some of them were, as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink [the sacrifices offered to the golden calf at Horeb] and rose to sport (to dance and give way to jesting and hilarity).

1 Corinthians 10:14-28

Therefore, my dearly beloved, shun (keep clear away from, avoid by flight if need be) any sort of idolatry (of loving or venerating anything more than God).

2 Corinthians 12:21

[I am fearful] that when I come again, my God may humiliate and humble me in your regard, and that I may have to sorrow over many of those who sinned before and have not repented of the impurity, sexual vice, and sensuality which they formerly practiced.

Galatians 5:19

Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency,

Ephesians 5:3

But immorality (sexual vice) and all impurity [ of lustful, rich, wasteful living] or greediness must not even be named among you, as is fitting and proper among saints (God's consecrated people).

Colossians 3:5

So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is the will of God, that you should be consecrated (separated and set apart for pure and holy living): that you should abstain and shrink from all sexual vice,

1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving.

Hebrews 12:16

That no one may become guilty of sexual vice, or become a profane (godless and sacrilegious) person as Esau did, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.

1 Peter 4:3

For the time that is past already suffices for doing what the Gentiles like to do -- "living [as you have done] in shameless, insolent wantonness, in lustful desires, drunkenness, reveling, drinking bouts and abominable, lawless idolatries.

Revelation 9:20

And the rest of humanity who were not killed by these plagues even then did not repent of [the worship of] the works of their [own] hands, so as to cease paying homage to the demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor move.

Revelation 10:2

He had a little book (scroll) open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,

Revelation 10:8

Then the voice that I heard from heaven spoke again to me, saying, Go and take the little book (scroll) which is open on the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.

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