15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written,

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19 Therefore (A)my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who (B)turn to God,

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24 Since we have heard that (A)some persons have gone out from us and (B)troubled you[a] with words, unsettling your minds, although we gave them no instructions,

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 15:24 Some manuscripts some persons from us have troubled you

27 We have therefore sent (A)Judas and Silas, who themselves will tell you the same things by word of mouth. 28 For it has seemed good (B)to the Holy Spirit and (C)to us (D)to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements: 29 (E)that you abstain from (F)what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.”

30 So when they were sent off, they went down to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter. 31 And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

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As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance (A)the decisions (B)that had been reached by (C)the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem.

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17 If he refuses to listen to them, (A)tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, (B)let him be to you as (C)a Gentile and (D)a tax collector. 18 Truly, I say to you, (E)whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[a] in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, if two of you (F)agree on earth about anything they ask, (G)it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are (H)gathered in my name, (I)there am I among them.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:18 Or shall have been bound… shall have been loosed

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