Atos 15

1 And some having come down from the Judea, were teaching the brethren: That if not you are circumcised with the rite of Moses not you are able to be saved.

2 Being therefore a dispute and discussion not a little the Paul and the Barnabas with them, they decided to send up Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to the apostles and elders at Jerusalem, about the question this.

3 They indeed therefore having been sent forward by the congregation, passed through the Phenicia and Samaria, narrating the turning of the Gentiles; and caused joy great to all the brethren.

4 Having come and into Jerusalem, they were received by the congregation and the apostles and the elders, they related and what things the God did with them.

5 Stood up and some of those from the sect of the Pharisees having believed, saying: That it is necessary to circumcise them, to command and to keep the law of Moses.

6 Assembled and the apostles and the elders to see concerning the word this.

7 Much and debate being, having arisen Peter said to them: Men brethren, you know, that from days former the God among us chose through the mouth of me to hear the Gentiles the word of the glad tidings, and to believe.

8 And the heart–knowing God testified to them, giving to them the spirit the holy, as even to us;

9 and nothing judged between us and also them, by the faith having purified the hearts of them.

10 Now therefore why do you tempt the God, to place a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither the fathers of us nor we were able to bear?

11 But through the favor of the Lord Jesus we believe to be saved, in which manner also they.

12 Was silent and all the multitude, and heard Barnabas and Paul narrating, what did the God signs and prodigies among the Gentiles through them.

13 After and the to be silent them, answered James, saying: Men brethren, hear you of me.

14 Simon related, how first the God looked to take out the Gentiles a people for the name of himself.

15 And with this harmonize the words of the prophets, as it is written:

16 After these thing I will return and I will build again the tabernacle of David that having fallen down; and return the ruins of her I will build again, and I will set up her;

17 so that may seek the rest of the men the Lord and all the nations, on whom has been called the name of me over them,

18 says Lord he doing these things known from an age.

19 Therefore I judge not to trouble those from the Gentiles turning to the God;

20 but to send word to them the to abstain from the pollutions of the idols and the fornication and the strangled and the blood.

21 Moses for from generations of old in every city those preaching him has, in the synagogues in every sabbath being read.

22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders with whole the congregation, having chosen men out of themselves to send to Antioch with the Paul and Barnabas, Judas that being called Barsabas, and Silas, men leading among the brethren;

23 having written by hand of them thus: The apostles and the elders and the brethren, to those in the Antioch and Syria, and Cilicia brethren, those from Gentiles, health.

24 Since we have heard, that some from us having gone out troubled you with words, unsettling the souls of you, saying to be circumcised and to keep the law, to whom not we gave command;

25 it seemed good to us being of one mind, having chosen out men to send to you, with the beloved of us Barnabas and Paul,

26 men having given up the lives of them in behalf of the name of the Lord of us Jesus Anointed.

27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, and them through word announcing the same things.

28 It seemed good for to the holy spirit and to us, no more to lay to you a burden, besides the necessary things these,

29 to abstain from things offered to idols and blood and strangled and fornication; from which keeping yourselves, well you will do. Farewell.

30 They indeed therefore being dismissed went to Antioch; and having assembled the multitude, delivered the letter.

31 Having read and, they rejoiced at the exhortation.

32 Judas and and Silas, also themselves prophets being, through a word great exhorted the brethren, and confirmed.

33 Having spent and a time, they were dismissed with peace from the brethren to those having sent them.

34 It seemed good but to the Silas to remain there.

35 Paul but and Barnabas remained in Antioch, teaching and announcing glad tidings, with also others many, the word of the Lord.

36 After and some days said Paul to Barnabas: Having returned indeed we may visit the brethren in every city, in which we have preached the word of the Lord, how they are.

37 Barnabas and counselled to take with also John that being called Mark.

38 Paul but deemed fitting, the having gone away from them from Pamphylia, and not having gone with them to the work, not to take this.

39 Occurred therefore a sharp contention, so as to separate them from one another, the and Barnabas having taken the Mark sailed to Cyprus.

40 Paul but having selected Silas went out, having been commanded to the favor of the God by the brethren.

41 He passed through and the Syria and Cilicia, confirming the congregations.