And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and (A)debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and (B)some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to (C)the apostles and the elders about this question. So, (D)being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, (E)describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and (F)brought great joy to all (G)the brothers.[a] (H)When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and (I)the apostles and the elders, and (J)they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to (K)the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, (L)“It is necessary (M)to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.”

(N)The (O)apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 15:3 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 22

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