13 And after they had [a]become silent, (A)James answered, saying, “Men and brethren, listen to me: 14 (B)Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name. 15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written:

16 ‘After(C) this I will return
And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down;
I will rebuild its ruins,
And I will set it up;
17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,
Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name,
Says the [b]Lord who does all these things.’

18 [c]“Known to God from eternity are all His works.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 15:13 stopped speaking
  2. Acts 15:17 NU Lord, who makes these things
  3. Acts 15:18 NU (continuing v. 17) known from eternity (of old).