But some of (A)the sect of the (B)Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, “It is necessary to (C)circumcise [a]them and to direct them to keep the Law of Moses.”

(D)The apostles and the elders came together to [b]look into this [c]matter. After there had been much (E)debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “[d]Brothers, you know that [e]in the early days (F)God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of (G)the gospel and believe. And God, (H)who knows the heart, testified to them (I)giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us; and (J)He made no distinction between us and them, (K)cleansing their hearts by faith. 10 Since this is the case, why are you (L)putting God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which (M)neither our forefathers nor we have been able to bear? 11 But we believe that we are saved through (N)the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are.”

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  1. Acts 15:5 I.e., Gentile believers
  2. Acts 15:6 Lit see about
  3. Acts 15:6 Lit word
  4. Acts 15:7 Lit Men, brothers
  5. Acts 15:7 Lit from days of old

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