Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 my judgment is that we don't trouble those from among the Gentiles who turn to God, 20 but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. 21 For Moses from generations of old has in every city those who preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath."


Cross References

Leviticus 3:17

"'It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.'"

Acts 15:29

that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell."

Genesis 9:4

But flesh with its life, its blood, you shall not eat.

Revelation 2:14

But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to throw a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.

Revelation 2:20

But I have this against you, that you tolerate your woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces my servants to commit sexual immorality, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.

Deuteronomy 12:16

Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out on the earth as water.

Exodus 34:15-16

"Don't make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, lest they play the prostitute after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice;

Leviticus 17:10-14

"'Any man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners among them, who eats any kind of blood, I will set my face against that soul who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people.

Deuteronomy 15:23

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

Ezekiel 4:14

Then I said, Ah Lord Yahweh! behold, my soul has not been polluted; for from my youth up even until now have I not eaten of that which dies of itself, or is torn of animals; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.

Acts 21:25

But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written our decision that they should observe no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from food offered to idols, from blood, from strangled things, and from sexual immorality."

1 Corinthians 6:18

Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin that a man does is 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 foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, change your garments.

Exodus 20:3-5

"You shall have no other gods before me.

Exodus 20:23

You shall most certainly not make alongside of me gods of silver, or gods of gold for yourselves.

Leviticus 7:23-27

"Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'You shall eat no fat, of bull, or sheep, or goat.

Numbers 25:2

for they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.

Deuteronomy 12:23-25

Only be sure that you don't eat the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shall 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 foreigner living among you who is within your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to a foreigner: for you are a holy people to Yahweh your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

1 Samuel 14:32

and the people flew on the spoil, and took sheep, and cattle, and calves, and killed them on the ground; and the people ate them with the blood.

Psalm 106:37-39

Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.

Ezekiel 20:30-31

Therefore tell the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Do you pollute yourselves in the way of your fathers? and do you play the prostitute after their abominations?

Ezekiel 33:25

Therefore tell them, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: You eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes to your idols, and shed blood: and shall you possess the land?

Daniel 1:8

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

1 Corinthians 5:11

But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't even eat with such a person.

1 Corinthians 6:9

Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals,

1 Corinthians 6:13

"Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods," but God will bring to nothing both it and them. But the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 7:2

But, because of sexual immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 8:4-13

Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is anything in the world, and that there is no other God but one.

1 Corinthians 10:7-8

Neither be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."

1 Corinthians 10:14-28

Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

2 Corinthians 12:21

that again when I come my God would humble me before you, and I would mourn for many of those who have sinned before now, and not repented of the uncleanness and sexual immorality and lustfulness which they committed.

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness,

Ephesians 5:3

But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;

Colossians 3:5

Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is the will of God: your sanctification, that you abstain from sexual immorality,

1 Timothy 4:4-5

For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with thanksgiving.

Hebrews 12:16

lest there be any sexually immoral person, or profane person, like Esau, who sold his birthright for one meal.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: but God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.

1 Peter 4:3

For we have spent enough of our past time doing the desire of the Gentiles, and having walked in lewdness, lusts, drunken binges, orgies, carousings, and abominable idolatries.

Revelation 9:20

The rest of mankind, who were not killed with these plagues, didn't repent of the works of their hands, that they wouldn't worship demons, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk.

Revelation 10:2

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

Revelation 10:8

The voice which I heard from heaven, again speaking with me, said, "Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land."

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