Acts 15:20
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from eating food offered to idols, from sexual immorality, from eating the meat of strangled animals, and from consuming blood.

King James Bible
But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Darby Bible Translation
but to write to them to abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

World English Bible
but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.

Young's Literal Translation
but to write to them to abstain from the pollutions of the idols, and the whoredom, and the strangled thing; and the blood;

Acts 15:20 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

15:20 To abstain from fornication - Which even the philosophers among the heathens did not account any fault. It was particularly frequent in the worship of their idols, on which account they are here named together. And from things strangled - That is, from whatever had been killed, without pouring out the blood. When God first permitted man to eat flesh, he commanded Noah, and in him all his posterity, whenever they killed any creature for food, to abstain from the blood thereof. It was to be poured upon the ground as water: doubtless in honour of that blood which was in due time poured out for the sin of the world.

Acts 15:20 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Foreword
"Jesus of Nazareth, a Biography, by John Mark," recognizes the author of the second Gospel as that "John, whose surname was Mark" (Acts 15:37), whom Barnabas chose as companion when he sailed for Cyprus on his second missionary journey. In making use of the new title, the plan of the Editor is to present "The Gospel: According to Mark" as it would be printed were it written in the twentieth rather than the first century. Mark's Gospel has been chosen for this purpose to make available in more readable
John Mark—Jesus of Nazareth - A Biography

The Subtraction Process
The baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire, the entering into the heavenly inheritance of Canaan, and the possession of the land, and all the blessings that follow are unmistakably a process of addition to the already blessed experience of the justified soul. This addition is scripturally termed "sanctification." No mortal language can ever express how much of an addition it is; but there must necessarily precede this marvelous grace, a definite and absolute subtraction, a loss of all things for the
J. W. Byers—Sanctification

Cleansing.
As there are conditions requiring to be complied with in order to the obtaining of salvation, before one can be justified, e. g., conviction of sin, repentance, faith; so there are conditions for full salvation, for being "filled with the Holy Ghost." Conviction of our need is one, conviction of the existence of the blessing is another; but these have been already dealt with. "Cleansing" is another; before one can be filled with the Holy Ghost, one's heart must be "cleansed." "Giving them the Holy
John MacNeil—The Spirit-Filled Life

Second Missionary Journey
Scripture, Acts 15:36-18:22 +The Inception+--After the Jerusalem Council Paul returned to Antioch where he spent some time, "teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord with many others also." "And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren i+The Companions+ (Acts 15:37-40).--Barnabas proposed to take John Mark, his nephew, with them on this second journey. But Paul strenuously objected, basing his objection on the ground that this young man had deserted them
Henry T. Sell—Bible Studies in the Life of Paul

Cross References
Genesis 9:4
But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.

Exodus 34:15
"You must not make a treaty of any kind with the people living in the land. They lust after their gods, offering sacrifices to them. They will invite you to join them in their sacrificial meals, and you will go with them.

Leviticus 3:17
"You must never eat any fat or blood. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation, wherever you live."

Leviticus 7:26
No matter where you live, you must never consume the blood of any bird or animal.

Leviticus 17:10
"And if any native Israelite or foreigner living among you eats or drinks blood in any form, I will turn against that person and cut him off from the community of your people,

Leviticus 17:14
The life of every creature is in its blood. That is why I have said to the people of Israel, 'You must never eat or drink blood, for the life of any creature is in its blood.' So whoever consumes blood will be cut off from the community.

Leviticus 18:6
"You must never have sexual relations with a close relative, for I am the LORD.

Jump to Previous
Abstain Animals Blood Body Connexion Contaminated Death Desires Evil False. Flesh Food Fornication Gods Idolatry Idols Immorality Instead Instructions Killed Lewdness Meat Offered Orders Polluted Pollution Pollutions Sexual Strangled Strangling Telling Unchastity Ways Write Written
Jump to Next
Abstain Animals Blood Body Connexion Contaminated Death Desires Evil False. Flesh Food Fornication Gods Idolatry Idols Immorality Instead Instructions Killed Lewdness Meat Offered Orders Polluted Pollution Pollutions Sexual Strangled Strangling Telling Unchastity Ways Write Written
Links
Acts 15:20 NIV
Acts 15:20 NLT
Acts 15:20 ESV
Acts 15:20 NASB
Acts 15:20 KJV

Acts 15:20 Bible Apps
Acts 15:20 Biblia Paralela
Acts 15:20 Chinese Bible
Acts 15:20 French Bible
Acts 15:20 German Bible

Acts 15:20 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Acts 15:19
Top of Page
Top of Page