15:1 And some men who came down from Judea, taught the brothers, and said, Unless you* are circumcised after the manner of Moses, you* cannot be saved. Acts
15:2 Therefore when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and some others of them, should go to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this question. Acts
15:3 And being brought on their way by the assembly, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy to all the brothers. Acts
15:4 And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the assembly, and by the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that Elohim had done with them. Acts
15:5 But there rose some of the sect of the Pharisees, who believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
15:6 And the apostles and elders came together to consider of this matter. Acts
15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose and said to them, Men, brothers, you* know that a good while ago, Elohim made a choice among us, that the Gentiles, by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. Acts
15:8 And Elohim, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving the Holy Spirit to them, even as he did to us: Acts
15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Acts
15:10 Now therefore why do you* tempt Elohim, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? Acts
15:11 But we believe, that through the grace of the Master YASHUWAH the Messiah, we shall be saved even as they are.
15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders Elohim had worked by them among the Gentiles.
15:13 And after they held their peace, James answered, saying, Men, brothers, listen to me. Acts
15:14 Simeon has declared how Elohim at the first visited the Gentiles to take from among them a people for his name. Acts
15:15 And the words of the prophets agree to this; as it is written,
15:16 After this I will return, and will again build the tabernacle of David which has fallen down; and I will again build its ruins; and I will set it up:
15:17 So that the residue of men may seek after YHWH, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, says YHWH, who does all these things.
15:18 Known to Elohim are all his works from the beginning of the world. Acts
15:19 Therefore my sentence is, that we do not trouble those, who from among the Gentiles are turned to Elohim: Acts
15:20 But that we write to them that they abstain from pollutions of idols, from fornication, from things strangled, and from blood. Acts
15:21 For Moses of old time has in every city those who preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath.
15:22 Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole assembly, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch, with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brothers: Acts
15:23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner: The apostles, elders, and brothers, send greeting to the brothers who are of the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. Acts
15:24 Because we have heard, that some who went out from us, have troubled you* with words, subverting your* souls, saying, You* must be circumcised, and keep the law; to whom we gave no such commandment: Acts
15:25 It seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you*, with our beloved Barnabas and Paul: Acts
15:26 Men who have hazarded their lives for the name of our Master YASHUWAH the Messiah. Acts
15:27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who will also tell you* the same things by mouth. Acts
15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you* no greater burden than these necessary things: Acts
15:29 That you* abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from fornication: which if you* keep yourselves* from, you* will do well. Farewell.
15:30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had convened the multitude, they delivered the epistle. Acts
15:31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. Acts
15:32 And Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, exhorted the brothers with many words, and confirmed them. Acts
15:33 And after they had stayed there a time, they were dismissed in peace from the brothers to the apostles. Acts
15:34 But, it pleased Silas to abide there still. Acts
15:35 Paul and also Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of YHWH, with many others also.
15:36 And some days after, Paul said to Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brothers, in every city where we have preached the word of YHWH, and see how they are. Acts
15:37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. Acts
15:38 But Paul did not think it good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and did not go with them to the work. Acts
15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed, separating one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed to Cyprus. Acts
15:40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being commended by the brothers to the grace of Elohim. Acts
15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the assemblies.