Acts 15

  1 G2532 Some G5100 men G2718 came down G575 from G2449 Judea G2532 and G1321 taught G80 the brothers, G1437 "Unless G3361   G4059 you are circumcised G1485 after the custom G3475 of Moses, G1410 you G3756 can't G1410 be G4982 saved."
  2 G3767 Therefore G3972 when Paul G2532 and G921 Barnabas G1096 had G3756 no G3641 small G4714 discord G2532 and G4803 discussion G4314 with G846 them, G3972 they appointed Paul G2532 and G921 Barnabas, G2532 and G5100 some G243 others G1537 of G846 them, G1519 to G305 go up G4314 to G2419 Jerusalem G4314 to G652 the apostles G2532 and G4245 elders G4012 about G5127 this G2213 question.
  3 G3767   G3303   G4311 They, being sent on their way G5259 by G1577 the assembly, G1330 passed through G5403 both Phoenicia G2532 and G4540 Samaria, G1555 declaring G1995 the conversion G1484 of the Gentiles. G2532 They G4160 caused G3173 great G5479 joy G3956 to all G80 the brothers.
  4 G1161 When G3854 they had come G1519 to G2419 Jerusalem, G588 they were received G5259 by G1577 the assembly G2532 and G652 the apostles G2532 and G4245 the elders, G5037 and G312 they reported G3745 all things that G2316 God G4160 had done G3326 with G846 them.
  5 G1161 But G5100 some G575 of G139 the sect G575 of G5330 the Pharisees G3754 who G4100 believed G3004 rose up, saying, G1163 "It is necessary to G4059 circumcise G846 them, G5037 and G3853 to command G5083 them to keep G3551 the law G3475 of Moses."
  6 G1161 The G652 apostles G1161 and G4245 the elders G4863 were gathered together G1492 to see G4012 about G5127 this G3056 matter.
  7 G1161 When G1096 there had been G4183 much G4803 discussion, G4074 Peter G450 rose up G2036 and said G4314 to G846 them, G435   G80 "Brothers, G5210 you G1987 know G3754 that G575 a good G2250 while G744 ago G2316 God G1586 made a choice G1722 among G2254 you, G1223 that by G3450 my G4750 mouth G1484 the nations G191 should hear G3056 the word G2098 of the Good News, G2532 and G4100 believe.
  8 G2532   G2316 God, G2589 who knows the heart, G3140 testified G3140 about G846 them, G1325 giving G846 them G40 the Holy G4151 Spirit, G2532 just G2531 like G2254 he did to us.
  9 G2532   G1252 He made G3762 no G1252 distinction G3342 between G5037   G2257 us G2532 and G846 them, G2511 cleansing G846 their G2588 hearts G4102 by faith.
  10 G3568 Now G3767 therefore G5101 why G3985 do you G2316 tempt God, G2007 that you should put G2218 a yoke G1909 on G5137 the neck G3101 of the disciples G3739 which G3777 neither G2257 our G3962 fathers G3777 nor G2249 we G2480 were able G941 to bear?
  11 G235 But G4100 we believe G3739 that G4982 we are saved G1223 through G5485 the grace G2962 of the Lord G2424 Jesus, G5547   G5158 just G2596 as G2548 they are."
  12 G1161   G3956 All G4128 the multitude G4601 kept silence, G2532 and G191 they listened G921 to Barnabas G2532 and G3972 Paul G1834 reporting G3745 what G4592 signs G2532 and G5059 wonders G2316 God G4160 had done G1722 among G1484 the nations G1223 through G846 them.
  13 G1161   G3326 After G846 they G4601 were G4601 silent, G2385 James G611 answered, G3004   G435   G80 "Brothers, G191 listen G3450 to me.
  14 G4826 Simeon G1834 has reported G2531 how G2316 God G4412 first G1980 visited G1484 the nations, G2983 to take G1537 out of them G2992 a people G1909 for G846 his G3686 name.
  15 G2532   G5129 This G4856 agrees G3056 with the words G4396 of the prophets. G2531 As G1125 it is written,
  16 G3326 ‘After G5023 these things G390 I will return. G2532   G456 I will again G4633 build the tabernacle G1138 of David, G3588 which G4098 has fallen. G2532   G456 I will again G846 build its G2679 ruins. G2532   G461 I will set G846 it G461 up,
  17 G3704 That G2645 the rest G444 of men G1567 may seek G2962 after the Lord; G2532   G3956 All G1484 the Gentiles G1909   G3739 who G1909 are called G3450 by my G3686 name, G846   G3004 Says G2962 the Lord, G4160 who does G3956 all G5023 these things.
  18 G3956 All G846 his G2041 works G2076 are G1110 known G2316 to God G575 from G165 eternity.'
  19 G1352 "Therefore G1473 my G2919 judgment is G3361 that we don't G3926 trouble G575 those from among G1484 the Gentiles G3588 who G1994 turn G1909 to G2316 God,
  20 G235 but G1989 that we write G846 to them G567 that they abstain G575 from G234 the pollution G1497 of idols, G575 from G4202 sexual immorality, G2532 from G4156 what is strangled, G2532 and G129 from blood.
  21 G1063 For G3475 Moses G1074 from generations G1537 of G744 old G2192 has G2596 in every G4172 city G3588 those G2784 who preach G846 him, G314 being read G1722 in G4864 the synagogues G3956 every G2596 Sabbath."
  22 G5119 Then G1380 it G652 seemed good to the apostles G2532 and G4245 the elders, G4862 with G3650 the whole G1577 assembly, G1519 to G1586 choose G435 men G1537 out of G846 their company, G2532 and G3992 send G1519 them to G490 Antioch G4862 with G3972 Paul G2532 and G921 Barnabas: G2455 Judas G2532 called Barsabbas, and G4609 Silas, G2233 chief G435 men G1722 among G80 the brothers.
  23 G1125 They wrote G3592 these things G1223 by G5495   G846 their G652 hand: "The apostles, G2532 the G4245 elders, G2532 and G80 the brothers, G80 to the brothers G3588 who G1537 are of G1484 the Gentiles G2596 in G490 Antioch, G2532   G4947 Syria, G2532 and G2791 Cilicia: G5463 greetings.
  24 G1894 Because G191 we have heard G3754 that G5100 some G3754 who G1831 went out G1537 from G2257 us G5015 have troubled G5209 you G3056 with words, G5216 unsettling your G5590 souls, G3004 saying, G4059 ‘You must be circumcised G2532 and G5083 keep G3551 the law,' G3739 to whom G1291 we gave G3756 no G1291 commandment;
  25 G1380 it seemed good G2254 to us, G1096 having come G3661 to one accord, G1586 to choose G435 out men G3992 and send G4314 them to G5209 you G4862 with G2257 our G27 beloved G921 Barnabas G2532 and G3972 Paul,
  26 G444 men G3860 who have risked G846 their G5590 lives G5228 for G3686 the name G2257 of our G2962 Lord G2424 Jesus G5547 Christ.
  27 G649 We have sent G3767 therefore G2455 Judas G2532 and G4609 Silas, G846 who G518 themselves will G2532 also G518 tell G846 you the same things G1223 by G3056 word of mouth.
  28 G1063 For G1380 it seemed good G40 to the Holy G4151 Spirit, G2532 and G2254 to us, G3367 to lay no G4119 greater G922 burden G2007 on G5213 you G4133 than G5130 these G1876 necessary G5130 things:
  29 G567 that you abstain G1494 from things sacrificed to idols, G2532 from G129 blood, G2532 from G4156 things strangled, G2532 and G4202 from sexual immorality, G1537 from G3739 which G1301 if you keep G1438 yourselves, G4238 it will be G2095 well G4517 with you. Farewell."
  30 G3767 So, G3303 when G630 they were sent off, G2064 they came G1519 to G490 Antioch. G2532 Having G4863 gathered G4128 the multitude G4863 together, G1929 they delivered G1992 the letter.
  31 G1161 When G314 they had read G5463 it, they rejoiced G1909 over G3874 the encouragement.
  32 G5037   G2455 Judas G5037 and G4609 Silas, G2532 also G5607 being G4396 prophets G846 themselves, G3870 encouraged G80 the brothers G1223 with G4183 many G3056 words, G2532 and G1991 strengthened them.
  33 G1161 After G5550 they had spent some time G5550 there, G630 they were sent back G3326 with G1515 greetings G575 from G80 the brothers G4314 to G652 the apostles.
  35 G3972 But Paul G1161   G2532 and G921 Barnabas G1304 stayed G1722 in G490 Antioch, G1321 teaching G2532 and G2097 preaching G3056 the word G2962 of the Lord, G3326 with G4183 many G2087 others G2532 also.
  36 G1161   G3326 After G5100 some G2250 days G3972 Paul G2036 said G4314 to G921 Barnabas, G1994 "Let's return G1211 now and G1980 visit G2257 our G80 brothers G2596 in G3956 every G4172 city G1722 in G3739 which G2605 we proclaimed G3056 the word G2962 of the Lord, G4459 to see how G2192 they are doing."
  37 G1161   G921 Barnabas G1011 planned G2491 to take John, G2564 who was G3138 called Mark, G4838 with them also.
  38 G1161 But G3972 Paul G3361 didn't G515 think G515 that it was a good G846 idea to take with them G4838 someone G3588 who G868 had withdrawn G575 from G846 them G575 in G3828 Pamphylia, G2532 and G3361 didn't G4905 go G846 with them G1519 to G2041 do the work.
  39 G3767 Then G3948 the contention G1096 grew G5620 so sharp that G673 they separated G575 from G846 each G240 other. G5037   G921 Barnabas G3880 took G3138 Mark G1602 with him, and sailed G1519 away to G2954 Cyprus,
  40 G3972 but Paul G1951 chose G4609 Silas, G1161 and G1831 went out, G3860 being commended G5259 by G80 the brothers G5485 to the grace G2316 of God.
  41 G1161 He G1330 went through G4947 Syria G1161 and G2791 Cilicia, G1991 strengthening G1577 the assemblies.