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15:8 
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
 
15:9 
And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
 
15:10 
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?
 
15:11 
But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
 
15:12 
Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
 
15:13 
And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
 
15:14 
Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
 
15:15 
And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
 
15:16 
After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
 
15:17 
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
 
15:18 
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
 
15:19 
Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
 
15:20 
But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
 
15:21 
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
 
15:22 
Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
15:23 
And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:
15:24 
Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
 
15:25 
It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
 
15:26 
Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
15:27 
We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.
 

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