Acts 15:6
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New International Version
The apostles and elders met to consider this question.

New Living Translation
So the apostles and elders met together to resolve this issue.

English Standard Version
The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter.

Berean Study Bible
So the apostles and elders met to look into this matter.

Berean Literal Bible
And both the apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.

New American Standard Bible
The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter.

King James Bible
And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the apostles and the elders assembled to consider this matter.

International Standard Version
So the apostles and the elders met to look into this claim.

NET Bible
Both the apostles and the elders met together to deliberate about this matter.

New Heart English Bible
The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Apostles and the Elders assembled to look into this matter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The apostles and spiritual leaders met to consider this statement.

New American Standard 1977
And the apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the apostles and elders came together to consider of this matter.

King James 2000 Bible
And the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter.

American King James Version
And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

American Standard Version
And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider of this matter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the apostles and ancients assembled to consider of this matter.

Darby Bible Translation
And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.

English Revised Version
And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider of this matter.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the apostles and elders came together to consider of this matter.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the Apostles and Elders met to consider the matter;

World English Bible
The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.

Young's Literal Translation
And there were gathered together the apostles and the elders, to see about this matter,
Study Bible
The Council at Jerusalem
5But some believers from the party of the Pharisees stood up and declared, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to obey the Law of Moses.” 6So the apostles and elders met to look into this matter. 7After much discussion, Peter got up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days, God made a choice among you that the Gentiles would hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe.…
Cross References
Acts 11:30
This they did, sending their gifts to the elders with Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 15:2
So Paul and Barnabas engaged these men in sharp debate. The two of them were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question.

Acts 15:4
On their arrival in Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and apostles and elders, to whom they reported all that God had done through them.

Acts 15:22
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to select men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas called Barsabbas and Silas, two leaders among the brothers,

Acts 16:4
As they went from town to town, they delivered the decisions handed down by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.
Treasury of Scripture

And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

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(6) And the apostles and elders came together.--The meeting rightly takes its place as the first in the long series of councils, or synods, which mark the course of the Church's history. It bore its witness that the government of the Christian society was not to rest in the autocracy of a single will, but in the deliberative decision of those who, directly or indirectly, having been appointed by the choice, or with the approval, of the people, represented the whole community. Presbyters had an equal voice with the Apostles, whose position was analogous to that of the later bishops. Those whom we should call the laity were present at the deliberations, and, though we have no absolute proof that they took part in them, gave their vote. (Comp. Note on Acts 15:23.) Strictly speaking, it was, in the later ecclesiastical language, a provincial and not an cumenical synod, called to decide what seemed a question of discipline rather than of doctrine; but the ground on which the question had been argued made it one of world-wide dogmatic importance. If circumcision was necessary, then faith in Christ was insufficient. St. Paul saw and felt this in all its fulness, and therefore would not "give way by subjection, no, not for an hour" (Galatians 2:5). We have no data for estimating the number of the presbyters who were present. Probably they included those of the neighbouring towns and villages of Juda as well as of Jerusalem, and if so, we may fairly think of some number between fifty and a hundred.

Verse 6. - The elders for elders, A.V.; were gathered for came, A.V.; to for for to, A.V. The question was too important, and, perhaps, the persons who advanced the objections too considerable, to allow of a decision to be taken on the spot. A special meeting of the Church was called to consider the matter. And the apostles and elders came together,.... And also the brethren, or private members of the church, even the whole church, as appears from Acts 15:22. Whether all the apostles were here present, is not certain; Peter, James, and John were; but who else, cannot be said: these met together

for to consider of this matter; to hear what was to be said on both sides of the question, and then to judge what advice was proper to be given to the Gentiles. 6. the apostles and elders came together to consider of this—but in presence, as would seem, of the people (Ac 15:12, 22, 23).15:1-6 Some from Judea taught the Gentile converts at Antioch, that they could not be saved, unless they observed the whole ceremonial law as given by Moses; and thus they sought to destroy Christian liberty. There is a strange proneness in us to think that all do wrong who do not just as we do. Their doctrine was very discouraging. Wise and good men desire to avoid contests and disputes as far as they can; yet when false teachers oppose the main truths of the gospel, or bring in hurtful doctrines, we must not decline to oppose them.
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