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Acts 15 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:1 - Some men came down from Yehudah and taught the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised after the custom of Moshe, you can't be saved."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:2 - Therefore when Sha'ul and Bar-Nabba had no small discord and discussion with them, they appointed Sha'ul and Bar-Nabba, and some others of them, to go up to Yerushalayim to the apostles and Zakenim about this question.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:3 - They, being sent on their way by the assembly, passed through both Phoenicia and Shomron, declaring the conversion of the Goyim. They caused great joy to all the brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:4 - When they had come to Yerushalayim, they were received by the assembly and the apostles and the Zakenim, and they reported all things that God had done with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:5 - But some of the sect of the Perushim who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to charge them to keep the law of Moshe."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:6 - The apostles and the Zakenim were gathered together to see about this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:7 - When there had been much discussion, Rock rose up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that a good while ago God made choice among you, that by my mouth the Goyim should hear the word of the Good News, and believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:8 - God, who knows the heart, testified about them, giving them the Ruach HaKodesh, just like he did to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:9 - He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:10 - Now therefore why do you tempt God, that you should put a yoke on the neck of the talmidim which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:11 - But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Yeshua, just as they are."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:12 - All the multitude kept silence, and they listened to Bar-Nabba and Sha'ul reporting what signs and wonders God had done among the Goyim through them.

James's Judgment

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:13 - After they were silent, Ya`akov answered, "Brothers, listen to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:14 - Shim`on has reported how God first visited the Goyim, to take out of them a people for his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:15 - This agrees with the words of the prophets. As it is written,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:16 - 'After these things I will return. I will again build the tent of David, which has fallen. I will again build its ruins. I will set it up,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:17 - That the rest of men may seek after the Lord; All the Goyim who are called by my name, Says the Lord, who does all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:18 - All his works are known to God from eternity.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:19 - "Therefore my judgment is that we don't trouble those from among the Goyim who turn to God,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:20 - but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:21 - For Moshe from generations of old has in every city those who preach him, being read in the synagogues every Shabbat."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:22 - Then it seemed good to the apostles and the Zakenim, with the whole assembly, to choose men out of their company, and send them to Antioch with Sha'ul and Bar-Nabba: Yehudah called Bar-Sabba, and Sila, chief men among the brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:23 - They wrote these things by their hand: "The apostles, the Zakenim, and the brothers, to the brothers who are of the Goyim in Antioch, Aram, and Cilicia: greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:24 - Because we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, 'You must be circumcised and keep the law,' to whom we gave no mitzvah;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:25 - it seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose out men and send them to you with our beloved Bar-Nabba and Sha'ul,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:26 - men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:27 - We have sent therefore Yehudah and Sila, who themselves will also tell you the same things by word of mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:28 - For it seemed good to the Ruach HaKodesh, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these necessary things:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:29 - that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:30 - So, when they were sent off, they came to Antioch. Having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:31 - When they had read it, they rejoiced over the encouragement.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:32 - Yehudah and Sila, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and strengthened them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:33 - After they had spent some time there, they were sent back with greetings from the brothers to the apostles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:35 - But Sha'ul and Bar-Nabba stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

Second Missionary Journey

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:36 - After some days Sha'ul said to Bar-Nabba, "Let's return now and visit our brothers in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, to see how they are doing."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:37 - Bar-Nabba planned to take Yochanan, who was called Mark, with them also.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:38 - But Sha'ul didn't think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and didn't go with them to do the work.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:39 - Then the contention grew so sharp that they separated from each other. Bar-Nabba took Mark with him, and sailed away to Cyprus,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:40 - but Sha'ul chose Sila, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:41 - He went through Aram and Cilicia, strengthening the assemblies.
BLB Footnotes
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse.  

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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