Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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, I have decided that we should not trouble these gentiles who are turning to God. 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 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."


Cross References

Leviticus 3:17

"This is to be a lasting statute for all your generations, wherever you live. You are not to eat any fat or blood."

Acts 15:29

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."

Genesis 9:4

However, you are not to eat meat with its life that is, its blood in it!

Revelation 2:14

But I have a few things against you: You have there some who hold to the teaching of Balaam, the one who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel so that they would eat food sacrificed to idols and practice immorality.

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet and who teaches and leads my servants to practice immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.

Deuteronomy 12:16

Only, you must not consume the blood; instead, pour it out on the ground as you would water.

Exodus 34:15-16

Otherwise, you may make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and when they prostitute themselves with their gods and offer sacrifices to their gods, someone may invite you and then you may eat some of their sacrifices.

Leviticus 17:10-14

"If anyone from the house of Israel or a resident alien who lives among you eats any form of blood, I'll oppose that person who ate the blood and eliminate him from his people,

Deuteronomy 15:23

Only you must not eat its blood. Pour it on the ground like water."

Ezekiel 4:14

"Now, Lord GOD," I replied, "I've never been defiled, ever since I was young until now. I haven't eaten an animal that died on its own or was torn by beasts, and no unclean meat has ever entered my mouth!"

Acts 21:25

As for the gentiles who have become believers, we have sent a letter with our decision that they should keep away from food that has been sacrificed to idols, from blood, from anything strangled, and from sexual immorality."

1 Corinthians 6:18

Keep on running away from sexual immorality. Any other sin that a person commits is outside his body, but the person who sins sexually sins against his own body.

Genesis 35:2

Jacob announced to his household and to everyone with him, "Throw away the foreign gods that you've kept among you, purify yourselves, and change your clothes.

Exodus 20:3-5

You are to have no other gods as a substitute for me.

Exodus 20:23

You are not to make gods of silver alongside me, nor are you to make for yourselves gods of gold.

Leviticus 7:23-27

"Tell the Israelis, "You are not to eat the fat of an ox, a lamb, or a goat.

Numbers 25:2

who also invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods. So the people ate what they had sacrificed and then worshipped their gods.

Deuteronomy 12:23-25

Only be sure to refrain from eating blood, because blood is the source of life and you must not consume blood with the meat.

Deuteronomy 14:21

"You must not eat any carcass. But you may give it to the alien in your cities so he may eat it or sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."

1 Samuel 14:32

The army grabbed the spoil, took sheep, oxen, and calves, and slaughtered them on the ground, and then the army ate them with the blood.

Psalm 106:37-39

They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.

Ezekiel 20:30-31

"Therefore you are to say to Israel's house, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Will you defile yourselves like your ancestors did by acting as a prostitute, consistent with their horrible deeds?

Ezekiel 33:25

So tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "You keep eating flesh along with its blood, you keep looking to your idols, and you keep shedding blood, and you're going to take possession of the land?

Daniel 1:8

Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself.

1 Corinthians 5:11

But now I am writing to you to stop associating with any so-called brother if he is sexually immoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunk, or a robber. You must even stop eating with someone like that.

1 Corinthians 6:9

You know that wicked people will not inherit the kingdom of God, don't you? Stop deceiving yourselves! Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,

1 Corinthians 6:13

Food is for the stomach, and the stomach is for food, but God will make them both unnecessary. The body is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 7:2

Because sexual immorality is so rampant, every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning food offered to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 8:4-13

Now concerning eating food offered to idols: We know that no idol is real in this world and that there is only one God.

1 Corinthians 10:7-8

Let's stop being 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

And so, my dear friends, keep on running away from idolatry.

2 Corinthians 12:21

I am afraid that when I come my God may again humble me before you and that I may have to grieve over many who formerly lived in sin and have not repented of their impurity, sexual immorality, and promiscuity that they once practiced.

Galatians 5:19

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

Ephesians 5:3

Do not let sexual sin, impurity of any kind, or greed even be mentioned among you, as is proper for saints.

Colossians 3:5

So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For it is God's will that you be sanctified: You must abstain from sexual immorality.

1 Timothy 4:4-5

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

Hebrews 12:16

No one should be immoral or godless like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be kept honorable in every way, and the marriage bed undefiled. For God will judge those who commit sexual sins, especially those who commit adultery.

1 Peter 4:3

For you spent enough time in the past doing what the gentiles like to do, living in sensuality, sinful desires, drunkenness, wild celebrations, drinking parties, and detestable idolatry.

Revelation 9:20

The rest of the people who survived these plagues did not repent from their evil actions or stop worshiping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see, hear, or walk.

Revelation 10:2

He held a small, opened scroll in his hand. Setting his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,

Revelation 10:8

Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, "Go and take the opened scroll from the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land."

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