Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, in my judgment, we should not cause difficulties for those among the Gentiles who turn to God, 20 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. 21 For since ancient times, Moses has had those who proclaim him in every city, and every Sabbath day he is read aloud in the synagogues.”


Cross References

Leviticus 3:17

This is a permanent statute throughout your generations, wherever you live: you must not eat any fat or any blood.”

Acts 15:29

that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. You will do well if you keep yourselves from these things.Farewell.

Genesis 9:4

However, you must not eat meat with its lifeblood in it.

Revelation 2:14

But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block in front of the Israelites: to eat meat sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you: You tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and teaches and deceives My slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat meat sacrificed to idols.

Deuteronomy 12:16

but you must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.

Exodus 34:15-16

“Do not make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land, or else when they prostitute themselves with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, they will invite you, and you will eat their sacrifices.

Leviticus 17:10-14

“Anyone from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who live among them who eats any blood, I will turn against that person who eats blood and cut him off from his people.

Deuteronomy 15:23

But you must not eat its blood; pour it on the ground like water.

Ezekiel 4:14

But I said, “Oh, Lord God, I have never been defiled. From my youth until now I have not eaten anything that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts. And impure meat has never entered my mouth.”

Acts 21:25

With regard to the Gentiles who have believed, we have written a letter containing our decision that they should keep themselves from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality.”

1 Corinthians 6:18

Run from sexual immorality! “Every sin a person can commit is outside the body.” On the contrary, the person who is sexually immoral sins against his own body.

Genesis 35:2

So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes.

Exodus 20:3-5

Do not have other gods besides Me.

Exodus 20:23

You must not make gods of silver to rival Me; you must not make gods of gold for yourselves.

Leviticus 7:23-27

“Tell the Israelites: You are not to eat any fat of an ox, a sheep, or a goat.

Numbers 25:2

The women invited them to the sacrifices for their gods, and the people ate and bowed in worship to their gods.

Deuteronomy 12:23-25

But don’t eat the blood, since the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.

Deuteronomy 14:21

“You are not to eat any carcass; you may give it to a temporary resident living within your gates, and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. You must not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

1 Samuel 14:32

they rushed to the plunder, took sheep, cattle, and calves, slaughtered them on the ground, and ate meat with the blood still in it.

Psalm 106:37-39

They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.

Ezekiel 20:30-31

“Therefore say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: Are you defiling yourselves the way your fathers did, and prostituting yourselves with their detestable things?

Ezekiel 33:25

Therefore say to them: This is what the Lord God says: You eat meat with blood in it, raise your eyes to your idols, and shed blood. Should you then receive possession of the land?

Daniel 1:8

Daniel determined that he would not defile himself with the king’s food or with the wine he drank. So he asked permission from the chief official not to defile himself.

1 Corinthians 5:11

But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer who is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or verbally abusive, a drunkard or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.

1 Corinthians 6:9

Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality,

1 Corinthians 6:13

“Food for the stomach and the stomach for food,” but God will do away with both of them. The body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 7:2

But because sexual immorality is so common, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 8:1

About food offered to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 8:4-13

About eating food offered to idols, then, we know that “an idol is nothing in the world,” and that “there is no God but one.”

1 Corinthians 10:7-8

Don’t become idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and got up to play.

1 Corinthians 10:14-28

Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

2 Corinthians 12:21

I fear that when I come my God will again humiliate me in your presence, and I will grieve for many who sinned before and have not repented of the moral impurity, sexual immorality, and promiscuity they practiced.

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity,

Ephesians 5:3

But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints.

Colossians 3:5

Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is God’s will, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality,

1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Hebrews 12:16

And make sure that there isn’t any immoral or irreverent person like Esau, who sold his birthright in exchange for one meal.

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage must be respected by all, and the marriage bed kept undefiled, because God will judge immoral people and adulterers.

1 Peter 4:3

For there has already been enough time spent in doing what the pagans choose to do: carrying on in unrestrained behavior, evil desires, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.

Revelation 9:20

The rest of the people, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands to stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which are not able to see, hear, or walk.

Revelation 10:2

and he had a little scroll opened in his hand. He put his right foot on the sea, his left on the land,

Revelation 10:8

Now the voice that I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”

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