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Then it seemed fitting to the sent and the elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren:

And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved. Therefore dissension and no small discussion having been to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas to go up, and certain others of them, to the sent and elders in Jerusalem about this question. Truly therefore the sent by the church passed through Phenice and Samaria, relating the turning back of the nations: and they made great joy to all the brethren. read more.
And having arrived at Jerusalem they were received by the church, and the sent and elders, and they announced what God did with them. 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. And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they. And all the multitude were silent, and heard Barnabas and Paul, recounting what signs and wonders God did in the nations through them. And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brethren, hear me: Simeon related how God first reviewed to take from the nations a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree: as has been written, After these will I return, and rebuild the tent of David, having fallen; and its things undermined will I rebuild, and set it upright: So that they remaining of men might seek out the Lord, and all the nations upon whom my name has been called upon them, says the Lord, making all these. Known to God are all his works from eternity. Wherefore I judge, not to molest them, from the nations turning back to God: But to send to them, to keep off from pollutions of images, and harlotry, and strangulation, and blood. For Moses of ancient generations has them proclaiming him in every city, being read in the synagogues in every sabbath. Then it seemed fitting to the sent and the elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren: Having written by their hand thus; The sent and elders and brethren to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia from the nations, health: 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: It seemed fitting to us, having been unanimous, to send to you chosen men with our dearly beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men having delivered up their souls for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore have we sent Judas and Silas, and these by the word announcing these things. For it seemed fitting to the Holy Spirit, and to us, for no more burden to be put upon you but the necessities of these; To keep off from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and strangulation, and harlotry: from which keeping yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. Truly therefore having been loosed, they came to Antioch; and having gathered the multitude together, they gave up the epistle: And having read, they rejoiced for the encouraging And Judas and Silas, they also being prophets, through much speech consoled the brethren, and supported. And having made time, they were loosed with peace from the brethren to the sent. And it seemed fitting to Silas to wait for him. And Paul and Barnabas tarried in Antioch, teaching and announcing good news, with many others, the word of the Lord.


And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved. Therefore dissension and no small discussion having been to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas to go up, and certain others of them, to the sent and elders in Jerusalem about this question. Truly therefore the sent by the church passed through Phenice and Samaria, relating the turning back of the nations: and they made great joy to all the brethren. read more.
And having arrived at Jerusalem they were received by the church, and the sent and elders, and they announced what God did with them. 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. And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

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:

But neither Titus, with me, being a Greek, was forced to be circumcised: And through false brethren introduced privately, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might reduce us to slavery: To whom we yielded in subjection, not for an hour; that the truth of the good news might remain with you.


For as many of you as were immersed into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither servant nor free, there is neither male and female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

And John having answered said, Ruler, we saw a certain one casting out demons in thy name; and we hindered him, because he follows not with us. And Jesus said, Hinder him not: for who is not against us is for us.

And John answered him, saying, Teacher, we saw a certain one casting out demons in thy name, who follows not us: and we checked him, for he follows not us. And Jesus said, Check him not: for there is no one who shall do power in my name, and shall be able quickly to revile me. For whoever is not against us, is for us. read more.
For whoever should give you to drink a cup of water in my name, because ye are of Christ, verily I say to you, he should not lose his reward.

If therefore God gave the like gift to them as also to us, having believed in the Lord Jesus Christ; how was I able to hinder God And having heard these, they were silent, and honoured God, saying, For also God gave the nations repentance to life.

And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved. Therefore dissension and no small discussion having been to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas to go up, and certain others of them, to the sent and elders in Jerusalem about this question. Truly therefore the sent by the church passed through Phenice and Samaria, relating the turning back of the nations: and they made great joy to all the brethren. read more.
And having arrived at Jerusalem they were received by the church, and the sent and elders, and they announced what God did with them. 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. And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they. And all the multitude were silent, and heard Barnabas and Paul, recounting what signs and wonders God did in the nations through them. And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brethren, hear me: Simeon related how God first reviewed to take from the nations a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree: as has been written, After these will I return, and rebuild the tent of David, having fallen; and its things undermined will I rebuild, and set it upright: So that they remaining of men might seek out the Lord, and all the nations upon whom my name has been called upon them, says the Lord, making all these. Known to God are all his works from eternity. Wherefore I judge, not to molest them, from the nations turning back to God: But to send to them, to keep off from pollutions of images, and harlotry, and strangulation, and blood. For Moses of ancient generations has them proclaiming him in every city, being read in the synagogues in every sabbath. Then it seemed fitting to the sent and the elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren: Having written by their hand thus; The sent and elders and brethren to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia from the nations, health: 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: It seemed fitting to us, having been unanimous, to send to you chosen men with our dearly beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men having delivered up their souls for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore have we sent Judas and Silas, and these by the word announcing these things. For it seemed fitting to the Holy Spirit, and to us, for no more burden to be put upon you but the necessities of these; To keep off from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and strangulation, and harlotry: from which keeping yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. Truly therefore having been loosed, they came to Antioch; and having gathered the multitude together, they gave up the epistle: And having read, they rejoiced for the encouraging

Paul, servant of Jesus Christ, called sent, separated to the good news of God, (Which he before promised by his prophets in the holy writings,) Concerning his Son born of the seed of David according to the flesh. read more.
Determined the Son of God in power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the rising up of the dead of Jesus Christ our Lord: By whom we received grace and sending forth, to the obedience of faith in all nations for his name: In whom are ye also, the called of Jesus Christ: To all being in Rome, beloved of God, called holy: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Both to Greeks, and foreigners; both to wise and unwise, I am debtor. So that for my part being zealous, also to you that in Rome, to announce the good news. For I am not ashamed of the good news of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to all believing; both to the Jew first, and the Greek.

Therefore from the works of the law shall no flesh be justified before him: for by the law the knowledge of sin. But now without law the justice of God has been made apparent, being testified by the law and by the prophets; And the justice of God by faith of Jesus Christ to all and upon all believing: for there is no distinction: read more.
For all have sinned, and failed of the glory of God; Being justified as a gift by his grace by the redemption which is in Christ Jesus: Whom God had set before a propitiatory by faith in his blood, for a manifestation of his justice by passing over of sins before existing, in the sufferance of God; For the manifestation of his justice now in time: for him to be just, and justifying him of the faith of Jesus. Where then boasting? It was excluded. By what law? of works? No: but by the law of faith. We reckon then man to be justified by faith without the works of the law. Or only the God of the Jews? and not also of the nations? Yes, also of the nations: Since one God, who will justify circumcision of faith, and uncircumcision by faith. Therefore shall we leave the law inactive by faith It may not be: but we should establish the law.

Justified therefore of faith we have peace with God by our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have had access by faith into this grace in which we have stood, and we boast upon hope of the glory of God.

For he is our peace, having made both one, and having loosed the middle partition wall of the enclosure; The enmity in his flesh, the law of commands in enactments, having left unemployed; that he might create in himself one new man, making peace; And that he might reconcile anew both in one body to God by the cross, having slain the eninity in it: read more.
And having come, he announced good news, peace to you afar off, and to those near.

Where no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, servant, free: but Christ all things, and in all. Put on therefore, as the chosen of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassions, kindnesses, humility, meekness, longsuffering; (Bearing one another, propitiating one another, if any have a complaint against any: as also Christ propitiated for you, so also ye.) read more.
And over all these, love, which is the bond of completion. And let the peace of God act as umpire in your hearts, to which also, ye were called in one body: and be grateful.


Except as God divided to each, as the Lord has called each, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches.

And if any hunger, let him eat in the house; lest ye come together for judgment. And the rest when I come I will regulate.

And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word.





Except as God divided to each, as the Lord has called each, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches.

And if any hunger, let him eat in the house; lest ye come together for judgment. And the rest when I come I will regulate.

And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word.





The enmity in his flesh, the law of commands in enactments, having left unemployed; that he might create in himself one new man, making peace;


As many as: wish to have an agreeable demeanor in the flesh, they compel you to be circumcised; only lest they should be driven out for the cross of Christ.

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. And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. read more.
And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they. And all the multitude were silent, and heard Barnabas and Paul, recounting what signs and wonders God did in the nations through them. And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brethren, hear me: Simeon related how God first reviewed to take from the nations a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree: as has been written, After these will I return, and rebuild the tent of David, having fallen; and its things undermined will I rebuild, and set it upright: So that they remaining of men might seek out the Lord, and all the nations upon whom my name has been called upon them, says the Lord, making all these. Known to God are all his works from eternity. Wherefore I judge, not to molest them, from the nations turning back to God: But to send to them, to keep off from pollutions of images, and harlotry, and strangulation, and blood. For Moses of ancient generations has them proclaiming him in every city, being read in the synagogues in every sabbath. Then it seemed fitting to the sent and the elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren: Having written by their hand thus; The sent and elders and brethren to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia from the nations, health: 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: It seemed fitting to us, having been unanimous, to send to you chosen men with our dearly beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men having delivered up their souls for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore have we sent Judas and Silas, and these by the word announcing these things. For it seemed fitting to the Holy Spirit, and to us, for no more burden to be put upon you but the necessities of these; To keep off from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and strangulation, and harlotry: from which keeping yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.


This happiness then upon circumcision, or upon uncircumcision? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for justice. How then was it reckoned? to him being in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the justice of the faith which in uncircumcision: for him to be father of all believing through uncircumcision; for justice also to be reckoned to them:

Whoever was called circumcised? let him not be drawn to himself. Whoever was called in uncircumeision? let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commands of God.

But neither Titus, with me, being a Greek, was forced to be circumcised: And through false brethren introduced privately, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might reduce us to slavery:

Behold, I Paul say to you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. And again to any man circumcised, I testify, that he is debtor to do the whole law. Ye were neglected from Christ, whoever are justified in the law; ye have fallen from grace. read more.
For we in spirit by faith expect the hope of justice. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any power, nor uncircumcision; but faith being energetic through love. Ye were running well; who hindered you not to obey the truth? The confidence not from him calling you. A little leaven leavens the whole mixture. I have trusted to you in the Lord, that ye will have nothing different in mind; and he troubling you shall bear judgment, whoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet proclaim circumcision, why am I. yet driven out? therefore the offence of the cross is left unemployed.

Wherefore remember, that ye then the nations in the flesh, being reckoned Uncircumcision by the Circumcision in the flesh reckoned made by hands;

In whom also were ye circumcised with the circumcision not made by hands, in the putting off the body of the sins of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ;


And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved. Therefore dissension and no small discussion having been to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas to go up, and certain others of them, to the sent and elders in Jerusalem about this question. Truly therefore the sent by the church passed through Phenice and Samaria, relating the turning back of the nations: and they made great joy to all the brethren. read more.
And having arrived at Jerusalem they were received by the church, and the sent and elders, and they announced what God did with them. 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. And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they. And all the multitude were silent, and heard Barnabas and Paul, recounting what signs and wonders God did in the nations through them. And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brethren, hear me: Simeon related how God first reviewed to take from the nations a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree: as has been written, After these will I return, and rebuild the tent of David, having fallen; and its things undermined will I rebuild, and set it upright: So that they remaining of men might seek out the Lord, and all the nations upon whom my name has been called upon them, says the Lord, making all these. Known to God are all his works from eternity. Wherefore I judge, not to molest them, from the nations turning back to God: But to send to them, to keep off from pollutions of images, and harlotry, and strangulation, and blood. For Moses of ancient generations has them proclaiming him in every city, being read in the synagogues in every sabbath. Then it seemed fitting to the sent and the elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren: Having written by their hand thus; The sent and elders and brethren to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia from the nations, health: 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: It seemed fitting to us, having been unanimous, to send to you chosen men with our dearly beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men having delivered up their souls for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore have we sent Judas and Silas, and these by the word announcing these things. For it seemed fitting to the Holy Spirit, and to us, for no more burden to be put upon you but the necessities of these; To keep off from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and strangulation, and harlotry: from which keeping yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.


And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; read more.
And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they. And all the multitude were silent, and heard Barnabas and Paul, recounting what signs and wonders God did in the nations through them. And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brethren, hear me: Simeon related how God first reviewed to take from the nations a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree: as has been written, After these will I return, and rebuild the tent of David, having fallen; and its things undermined will I rebuild, and set it upright: So that they remaining of men might seek out the Lord, and all the nations upon whom my name has been called upon them, says the Lord, making all these. Known to God are all his works from eternity. Wherefore I judge, not to molest them, from the nations turning back to God: But to send to them, to keep off from pollutions of images, and harlotry, and strangulation, and blood. For Moses of ancient generations has them proclaiming him in every city, being read in the synagogues in every sabbath. Then it seemed fitting to the sent and the elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren: Having written by their hand thus; The sent and elders and brethren to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia from the nations, health: 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: It seemed fitting to us, having been unanimous, to send to you chosen men with our dearly beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men having delivered up their souls for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore have we sent Judas and Silas, and these by the word announcing these things. For it seemed fitting to the Holy Spirit, and to us, for no more burden to be put upon you but the necessities of these; To keep off from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and strangulation, and harlotry: from which keeping yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.


And certain of the disciples, as he was able, determined, each of them, to send for service to the brethren dwelling in Judea: Which also they did, having sent to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved. Therefore dissension and no small discussion having been to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas to go up, and certain others of them, to the sent and elders in Jerusalem about this question. Truly therefore the sent by the church passed through Phenice and Samaria, relating the turning back of the nations: and they made great joy to all the brethren. read more.
And having arrived at Jerusalem they were received by the church, and the sent and elders, and they announced what God did with them. 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. And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they. And all the multitude were silent, and heard Barnabas and Paul, recounting what signs and wonders God did in the nations through them. And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brethren, hear me: Simeon related how God first reviewed to take from the nations a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree: as has been written, After these will I return, and rebuild the tent of David, having fallen; and its things undermined will I rebuild, and set it upright: So that they remaining of men might seek out the Lord, and all the nations upon whom my name has been called upon them, says the Lord, making all these. Known to God are all his works from eternity. Wherefore I judge, not to molest them, from the nations turning back to God: But to send to them, to keep off from pollutions of images, and harlotry, and strangulation, and blood. For Moses of ancient generations has them proclaiming him in every city, being read in the synagogues in every sabbath. Then it seemed fitting to the sent and the elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren: Having written by their hand thus; The sent and elders and brethren to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia from the nations, health: 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: It seemed fitting to us, having been unanimous, to send to you chosen men with our dearly beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men having delivered up their souls for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore have we sent Judas and Silas, and these by the word announcing these things. For it seemed fitting to the Holy Spirit, and to us, for no more burden to be put upon you but the necessities of these; To keep off from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and strangulation, and harlotry: from which keeping yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. Truly therefore having been loosed, they came to Antioch; and having gathered the multitude together, they gave up the epistle: And having read, they rejoiced for the encouraging And Judas and Silas, they also being prophets, through much speech consoled the brethren, and supported. And having made time, they were loosed with peace from the brethren to the sent. And it seemed fitting to Silas to wait for him. And Paul and Barnabas tarried in Antioch, teaching and announcing good news, with many others, the word of the Lord.



And as they were going through the cities, they delivered them the orders to watch, having been determined by the sent and the elders in Jerusalem. Therefore truly the churches were rendered firm in faith, and abounded in number daily.

And having sent from Miletus to Ephesus, he called for the elders of the church.

Attend therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit set you inspectors, to feed the church of God, which he acquired by his own blood. For I know this, that there shall come in after my departure grievous wolves to you, not sparing the flock. And of yourselves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to tear away disciples after them. read more.
Wherefore watch ye, remembering that the space of three years night and day I ceased not reminding each one with tears. And now I commit you, brethren, to God, and to the word of his grace, being able to build up, and give you inheritance among all the consecrated.

And the following day Paul went in with us to James; and all the elders were present.

Let the elders having presided well be deemed worthy of double honour, chiefly they being wearied in word and doctrine. For the writing says, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox grinding. And, The laborer worthy of his hire. Against an elder receive not an accusation from without, except from two or three witnesses.

For this I left thee in Crete, that thou shouldest rectify things left behind, and set elders in the city, as I directed thee: If any be irreproachable, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not in accusation of licentiousness, or disorderly. For a bishop must be irreproachable, as steward of God; not self-sufficient, not prone to anger, not intemperate, not a striker, not occupied in sordid gain. read more.
But hospitable, a lover of good, of sound mind, just, holy, holding firm; Holding firmly the faithful word according to instruction, that he may be able also to beseech in sound doctrine, and to refute those opposing.

For by this were the elders testified of.

Is any sick among you let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, having anointed him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save him being sick, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he should have wrought sins, it shall be remitted to him.

The elders among you I beseech, a fellow elder, and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a participator of the glory which is about to be revealed: Tend the flock of God which among you, inspecting, not by force, but voluntarily; neither occupied in sordid gain, but of a ready will; Neither as ruling over the portions obtained by lot, but being types of the flock. read more.
And the chief Shepherd having been manifested, ye shall be attired with an unfading crown of glory. Likewise, ye younger, be subjected to the elders. And all being subject to one another, be wrapped up in humility: for God opposes the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

The elder to the chosen mistress in truth; (and not I only, but also all and to her children, whom I love they having known the truth;)

The elder to the dearly beloved Gains, whom I love in truth.


For as many of you as were immersed into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither servant nor free, there is neither male and female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye of Christ, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

For no distinction is of the Jew and also of the Greek: for the same Lord of all being rich to all calling upon him. For every one whoever should call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

But now without law the justice of God has been made apparent, being testified by the law and by the prophets; And the justice of God by faith of Jesus Christ to all and upon all believing: for there is no distinction:

And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; read more.
And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts.

For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, is one body: so also is Christ. For also in one Spirit were we all immersed into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether servants or free; and we have all been given to drink into one Spirit.

And now ye also put them all away; anger, wrath, badness, slander, shameful language out of your mouth. Lie not to one another, having put off the old man with big deeds; And having put on the new, being renewed in knowledge according to the image of him having created him: read more.
Where no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, servant, free: but Christ all things, and in all.


And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; read more.
And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they.

And being at variance with one another, they were let go, Paul having said one word, That well spake the Holy Spirit by Esaias the prophet to our fathers, Saying, Go to this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and ye should not perceive: For the heart of this people was thickened, and with ears heard they heavily, and their eyes they closed; lest they should see with the eyes, and with ears should hear, and with the heart they should understand, and turn back, and I should heal them. read more.
Be it known to you therefore, that salvation of God was sent to the nations, and they shall hear.

What then shall we say? That the nations, not following justice, overtook justice, and the justice of faith. And Israel following the law of justice, reached not the law of justice. Wherefore? Because not of faith, but as of the works of the law. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone; read more.
As has been written, Behold I set in Zion a stone of stumbling and rock of offence: and every one believing on him shall not be ashamed.

I say then, Has God rejected his people It may not be. For I also am an Israelite, of Abraham's seed, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Or know ye not in Elias, what says the writing? how he addresses God against Israel, saying, Lord, thy prophets have they killed, and dug down thine altars; and I alone was left, and they seek my soul. read more.
But what say to him the intimations of divine will I have left to myself seven thousand men, who bent not the knee to Baal. So then also in the time now has been a remnant according to the election of grace. And if to grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. And if of works, it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then What Israel seeks for, this be attained not; but the selection attained, and the rest were hardened. (As has been written, God gave them the spirit of mortal pain, eyes not to see, and earn not to hear;) even to this day. And David says, Let their table be for a snare, and for booty, and for a stumblingblock, and for a retribution to them: Let their eyes be darkened not to see, and let them bend their back always. I say then, Did they stumble that they might fall? It may not be: but by their fall salvation to the nations, to make them jealous. And if their fall the riches of the world, and their disaster the riches of the nations; how much more their fulness? (For I speak to you the nations, inasmuch as truly I am the sent of the nations, I highly value my service: If in some way I might make jealous my flesh, and I might save some of them.) For if their rejection the reconciliation of the world, what the reception, but life from the dead? And if the first fruit holy, also the mixture: and if the root holy, also the young shoots. And if certain of the young shoots were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in them, and wert a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Act not proudly to the young shoots. And if thou boastest, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, That the young shoots were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; for unbelief were they broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but do thou fear: For if God spared not the young shoots according to nature, how will he either spare thee Behold then the goodness and severity of God: truly upon the fallen, severity; and upon thee, goodness, if thou continue in goodness: otherwise shalt thou also be cut off. And they also, if they continue not in unbelief, shall be grafted in:for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou according to nature wert cut out of the wild olive tree, and against nature wert grafted into the cultivated olive tree: how much more these, according to nature, shall be grafted into their own olive tree For I will not ye should not know, brethren, this mystery, lest ye be wise with yourselves; for hardness from part has been to Israel, till the filling up of the nations come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as has been written, The Deliverer shall come out of Sion, and turn away profanation from Jacob. And this the covenant to them with me, when I take away their sins. Truly concerning the good news, enemies for you: and concerning the selection, beloved for the fathers. For the favors and calling of God not causing repentance. For as also ye, when ye were disobedient to God, but now ye have been commiserated by the unbelief of these: So they now also were disobedient, by your mercy that they also be commiserated. For God shut them all up together in unbelief, that he might commiserate all.

As Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for justice. Know ye therefore that they of faith, these are sons of Abraham. And the writing, foreseeing that of faith God justifies the nations, announced beforehand the good news to Abraham, That in thee shall all nations be praised. read more.
So that they of faith are praised with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it has been written, Cursed every one who remains not in all written in the book of the law to do them. And that none is justified in the law before God, is manifest: for, The just shall live of faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man having done them shall live in them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having been a curse for us: for it has been written, Cursed every one hanging upon a tree: That the praise of Abraham might be to the nations in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.


And if any hunger, let him eat in the house; lest ye come together for judgment. And the rest when I come I will regulate.

And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word.







In the last day, the great one of the festival, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any thirst, let him come to me, and drink. He believing in me, as said the writing, from his belly shall flow rivers of living waters. (This spake he of the Spirit which they believing in him were about to receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet; for Jesus was not yet honoured.)

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew with your own hands, having hung him upon a tree. This, God exalted, a Chief and Saviour, with his right hand to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. And we are his witnesses of these words; and the Holy Spirit, whom God gave to them obeying him.

And I say ' to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one asking, receives; and he seeking, finds; and to him knocking, it shall be opened. . And shall a son ask bread of any of you a father, will he give him a stone ? and if a fish, for a fish he will not give him a serpent. read more.
Or also if he ask an egg, he will not give him a scorpion. If then ye, being evil, know to give good gifts to your children; how much more the Father, be from heaven, will give the Holy Spirit to them asking him ?

And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us;


For as many of you as were immersed into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither servant nor free, there is neither male and female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye of Christ, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

For no distinction is of the Jew and also of the Greek: for the same Lord of all being rich to all calling upon him. For every one whoever should call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

But now without law the justice of God has been made apparent, being testified by the law and by the prophets; And the justice of God by faith of Jesus Christ to all and upon all believing: for there is no distinction:

And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; read more.
And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts.

For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, is one body: so also is Christ. For also in one Spirit were we all immersed into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether servants or free; and we have all been given to drink into one Spirit.

And now ye also put them all away; anger, wrath, badness, slander, shameful language out of your mouth. Lie not to one another, having put off the old man with big deeds; And having put on the new, being renewed in knowledge according to the image of him having created him: read more.
Where no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, servant, free: but Christ all things, and in all.


And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word.

And having arrived at Jerusalem they were received by the church, and the sent and elders, and they announced what God did with them.



And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved. Therefore dissension and no small discussion having been to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas to go up, and certain others of them, to the sent and elders in Jerusalem about this question. Truly therefore the sent by the church passed through Phenice and Samaria, relating the turning back of the nations: and they made great joy to all the brethren. read more.
And having arrived at Jerusalem they were received by the church, and the sent and elders, and they announced what God did with them. 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. And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they. And all the multitude were silent, and heard Barnabas and Paul, recounting what signs and wonders God did in the nations through them. And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brethren, hear me: Simeon related how God first reviewed to take from the nations a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree: as has been written, After these will I return, and rebuild the tent of David, having fallen; and its things undermined will I rebuild, and set it upright: So that they remaining of men might seek out the Lord, and all the nations upon whom my name has been called upon them, says the Lord, making all these. Known to God are all his works from eternity. Wherefore I judge, not to molest them, from the nations turning back to God: But to send to them, to keep off from pollutions of images, and harlotry, and strangulation, and blood. For Moses of ancient generations has them proclaiming him in every city, being read in the synagogues in every sabbath. Then it seemed fitting to the sent and the elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren: Having written by their hand thus; The sent and elders and brethren to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia from the nations, health: 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: It seemed fitting to us, having been unanimous, to send to you chosen men with our dearly beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men having delivered up their souls for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore have we sent Judas and Silas, and these by the word announcing these things. For it seemed fitting to the Holy Spirit, and to us, for no more burden to be put upon you but the necessities of these; To keep off from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and strangulation, and harlotry: from which keeping yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.


And if to grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. And if of works, it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

But when I saw that they went not upon the strait road according to the truth of the good news, I said to Peter before all, If thou, being a Jew, livest according to the nations, and not according to the Jews, why forcest thou the nations to live as the Jews? We by nature Jews, and not sinners from the nations, Knowing that a man is not justified from the works of the law, but through faith of Jesus Christ, and we believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified from the faith of Christ, and not from the works of the law: therefore from the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. read more.
And it; seeking to be justified in Christ, we were found also ourselves sinners, is Christ therefore the servant of sin? It may not be. For if what I destroy, these I build again, I unite myself with the transgressor. For I through the law died to the law, that. I might live to God. I am crucified with Christ: and I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in we: and what I now live in the flesh I live in the faith of the Son of God, having loved me, and given himself for me. I put not away the grace of God for if justice through the law, Christ died in vain.


And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; read more.
And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they.

And being at variance with one another, they were let go, Paul having said one word, That well spake the Holy Spirit by Esaias the prophet to our fathers, Saying, Go to this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and ye should not perceive: For the heart of this people was thickened, and with ears heard they heavily, and their eyes they closed; lest they should see with the eyes, and with ears should hear, and with the heart they should understand, and turn back, and I should heal them. read more.
Be it known to you therefore, that salvation of God was sent to the nations, and they shall hear.

What then shall we say? That the nations, not following justice, overtook justice, and the justice of faith. And Israel following the law of justice, reached not the law of justice. Wherefore? Because not of faith, but as of the works of the law. For they stumbled at the stumblingstone; read more.
As has been written, Behold I set in Zion a stone of stumbling and rock of offence: and every one believing on him shall not be ashamed.

I say then, Has God rejected his people It may not be. For I also am an Israelite, of Abraham's seed, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Or know ye not in Elias, what says the writing? how he addresses God against Israel, saying, Lord, thy prophets have they killed, and dug down thine altars; and I alone was left, and they seek my soul. read more.
But what say to him the intimations of divine will I have left to myself seven thousand men, who bent not the knee to Baal. So then also in the time now has been a remnant according to the election of grace. And if to grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. And if of works, it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then What Israel seeks for, this be attained not; but the selection attained, and the rest were hardened. (As has been written, God gave them the spirit of mortal pain, eyes not to see, and earn not to hear;) even to this day. And David says, Let their table be for a snare, and for booty, and for a stumblingblock, and for a retribution to them: Let their eyes be darkened not to see, and let them bend their back always. I say then, Did they stumble that they might fall? It may not be: but by their fall salvation to the nations, to make them jealous. And if their fall the riches of the world, and their disaster the riches of the nations; how much more their fulness? (For I speak to you the nations, inasmuch as truly I am the sent of the nations, I highly value my service: If in some way I might make jealous my flesh, and I might save some of them.) For if their rejection the reconciliation of the world, what the reception, but life from the dead? And if the first fruit holy, also the mixture: and if the root holy, also the young shoots. And if certain of the young shoots were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in them, and wert a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Act not proudly to the young shoots. And if thou boastest, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, That the young shoots were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; for unbelief were they broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but do thou fear: For if God spared not the young shoots according to nature, how will he either spare thee Behold then the goodness and severity of God: truly upon the fallen, severity; and upon thee, goodness, if thou continue in goodness: otherwise shalt thou also be cut off. And they also, if they continue not in unbelief, shall be grafted in:for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou according to nature wert cut out of the wild olive tree, and against nature wert grafted into the cultivated olive tree: how much more these, according to nature, shall be grafted into their own olive tree For I will not ye should not know, brethren, this mystery, lest ye be wise with yourselves; for hardness from part has been to Israel, till the filling up of the nations come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as has been written, The Deliverer shall come out of Sion, and turn away profanation from Jacob. And this the covenant to them with me, when I take away their sins. Truly concerning the good news, enemies for you: and concerning the selection, beloved for the fathers. For the favors and calling of God not causing repentance. For as also ye, when ye were disobedient to God, but now ye have been commiserated by the unbelief of these: So they now also were disobedient, by your mercy that they also be commiserated. For God shut them all up together in unbelief, that he might commiserate all.

As Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for justice. Know ye therefore that they of faith, these are sons of Abraham. And the writing, foreseeing that of faith God justifies the nations, announced beforehand the good news to Abraham, That in thee shall all nations be praised. read more.
So that they of faith are praised with faithful Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it has been written, Cursed every one who remains not in all written in the book of the law to do them. And that none is justified in the law before God, is manifest: for, The just shall live of faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man having done them shall live in them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having been a curse for us: for it has been written, Cursed every one hanging upon a tree: That the praise of Abraham might be to the nations in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.


And certain having come down from Judea taught the brethren, That except ye be circumcised by Moses custom, ye cannot be saved. Therefore dissension and no small discussion having been to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas to go up, and certain others of them, to the sent and elders in Jerusalem about this question. Truly therefore the sent by the church passed through Phenice and Samaria, relating the turning back of the nations: and they made great joy to all the brethren. read more.
And having arrived at Jerusalem they were received by the church, and the sent and elders, and they announced what God did with them. 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. And the sent and elders were gathered together to see about this word. And much discussion having been, Peter having risen up, said to them, Men, brethren, ye know that from ancient days God chose among us, through my month for the nations to hear the word of good news, and believe. And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us; And separated nothing between us and also them, by faith having purified their hearts. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But by grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we believe to be saved, as also they. And all the multitude were silent, and heard Barnabas and Paul, recounting what signs and wonders God did in the nations through them. And after they were silent, James answered, saying, Men, brethren, hear me: Simeon related how God first reviewed to take from the nations a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree: as has been written, After these will I return, and rebuild the tent of David, having fallen; and its things undermined will I rebuild, and set it upright: So that they remaining of men might seek out the Lord, and all the nations upon whom my name has been called upon them, says the Lord, making all these. Known to God are all his works from eternity. Wherefore I judge, not to molest them, from the nations turning back to God: But to send to them, to keep off from pollutions of images, and harlotry, and strangulation, and blood. For Moses of ancient generations has them proclaiming him in every city, being read in the synagogues in every sabbath. Then it seemed fitting to the sent and the elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren: Having written by their hand thus; The sent and elders and brethren to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia from the nations, health: 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: It seemed fitting to us, having been unanimous, to send to you chosen men with our dearly beloved Barnabas and Paul, Men having delivered up their souls for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore have we sent Judas and Silas, and these by the word announcing these things. For it seemed fitting to the Holy Spirit, and to us, for no more burden to be put upon you but the necessities of these; To keep off from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and strangulation, and harlotry: from which keeping yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.