And they having heard, honoured the Lord, and said to him, Thou seest, brother, how many ten thousands of Jews there are having believed: and all are zealous of the law:
I am truly a Jew, a man born in Tarsus, of Cilicia, and brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, instructed according to the exactness of the fathers' law, being zealous of God, as all ye are this day.
And I advanced in Judaism above many like in my race, being more abundantly zealous of paternal traditions.
And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved.
And having heard these, they were silent, and honoured God, saying, For also God gave the nations repentance to life.
And certain of them from the sect of the Pharisees having believed, rose up, saying, That they must be circumcised, and to enjoin to keep the law of Moses.
Ye fearing Jehovah, praise him; all the seed of Jacob honor him; and be afraid of him all ye seed of Israel.
All the ends of the earth shall remember and shall turn back to Jehovah: and all the families of the nations shall worship before thee.
His name shall be forever: his name shall flourish before the sun: and they shall be praised in him: all nations shall pronounce him happy.
Chanting. Sing ye to Jehovah a new song, for he did wonders: his right hand saved for him, and his holy arm.
For as the rain coming down and the snow from the heavens, and shall not turn back there, but watering the earth and causing it to bring forth and sprout, and giving seed to be sown, and bread to be eaten;
Shall I cause to break and not cause to bring forth? will Jehovah say: If I cause to bring forth and did I shut up? said thy God.
Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a kernel of mustard, which a man taking, sowed in his field:
Upon which, myriads of the crowd having been gathered together, so as to tread upon one another, he began to speak to his disciples first, Keep yourselves from the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
And he spake this parable to them, saying,
And to be gladdened, and to rejoice, was fitting: for this thy brother was dead, and has returned to life; and he was lost, and found.
Truly, truly, I say to you, except a kernel of wheat, having fallen into the earth, should die, it remains alone: and if it should die, it brings forth much fruit.
Then truly they having gladly received his word were immersed: and in that day were added about three thousand souls.
And many of them having heard the word, believed; and the number of men was about five thousand.
And they having made additional threats, loosed them, finding nothing how they might chastise them, for sake of the people: for all honoured God for that having been done.
And the word of God increased: and the number of disciples was multiplied greatly in Jerusalem; and a great crowd of priests listened to the faith.
Since we heard that certain of us having come out have troubled you with words, destroying your souls, saying, To be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we sent no word:
That unanimously in one mouth ye should glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And the nations to glorify God for mercies; as has been written, For this will I acknowledge to thee in the nations; and I will play on, the harp to thy name.
When he should come to be honoured in his holy ones, and to be admired in all the believing, (that our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
And I heard as the voice of the vast multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of powerful thunders, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God, the Omnipotent Ruler, reigned.