Bible: Acts 15:12-21

15:12 The whole group kept quiet 1  and listened to Barnabas and Paul while they explained all the miraculous signs 2  and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them. 15:13 After they stopped speaking, 3  James replied, 4 Brothers, listen to me. 15:14 Simeon 5  has explained 6  how God first concerned himself 7  to select 8  from among the Gentiles 9  a people for his name. 15:15 The 10  words of the prophets agree 11  with this, as it is written,

15:16After this 12  I 13  will return,

and I will rebuild the fallen tent 14  of David;

I will rebuild its ruins and restore 15  it,

15:17 so that the rest of humanity 16  may seek the Lord,

namely, 17  all the Gentiles 18  I have called to be my own,’ 19  says the Lord, 20  who makes these things 15:18 known 21  from long ago. 22 

15:19Therefore I conclude 23  that we should not cause extra difficulty 24  for those among the Gentiles 25  who are turning to God, 15:20 but that we should write them a letter 26  telling them to abstain 27  from things defiled 28  by idols and from sexual immorality and from what has been strangled 29  and from blood. 15:21 For Moses has had those who proclaim him in every town from ancient times, 30  because he is read aloud 31  in the synagogues 32  every Sabbath.”

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