Acts 15:20
Good News Translation
Instead, we should write a letter telling them not to eat any food that is ritually unclean because it has been offered to idols; to keep themselves from sexual immorality; and not to eat any animal that has been strangled, or any blood.

Contemporary English Version
We should simply write and tell them not to eat anything that has been offered to idols. They should be told not to eat the meat of any animal that has been strangled or that still has blood in it. They must also not commit any terrible sexual sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that we write unto them, that they refrain themselves from the pollutions of idols and from fornication and from things strangled and from blood.

New American Bible
but tell them by letter to avoid pollution from idols, unlawful marriage, the meat of strangled animals, and blood.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But that we write unto them, that they refrain themselves from the pollutions of idols and from fornication and from things strangled and from blood.

from pollutions.

Acts 15:29 That you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication: from which things keeping yourselves, you shall do well. Fare ye well.

Genesis 35:2 And Jacob having called together all his household, said: Cast away the strange gods that are among you, and be cleansed, and change your garments.

Exodus 20:3-5,23 Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. . . .

Exodus 34:15,16 Make no covenant with the men of those countries; lest, when they have committed fornication with their gods, and have adored their idols, some one call thee to eat of the things sacrificed. . . .

Numbers 25:2 Who called them to their sacrifices. And they ate of them, and adored their gods.

Psalm 106:37-39 And they sacrificed their sons, and their daughters to devils. . . .

Ezekiel 20:30,31 Wherefore say to the house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: Verily, you are defiled in the way of your fathers, and you commit fornication with their abominations. . . .

1 Corinthians 8:1,4-13 Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up: but charity edifieth. . . .

1 Corinthians 10:20-22,28 But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils and not to God. And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils. . . .

Revelation 2:14,20 But I have against thee a few things: because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat and to commit fornication. . . .

Revelation 9:20 And the rest of the men, who were not slain by these plagues, did not do penance from the works of their hands, that they should not adore devils and idols of gold and silver and brass and stone and wood, which neither can see nor hear nor walk:

Revelation 10:2,8 And he had in his hand a little book, open. And he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot upon the earth. . . .

fornication.

1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written to you, not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a fornicator or covetous or a server of idols or a railer or a drunkard or an extortioner: with such a one, not so much as to eat.

1 Corinthians 6:9,13,18 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers: . . .

1 Corinthians 7:2 But for fear of fornication, let every man have his own wife: and let every woman have her own husband.

2 Corinthians 12:21 Lest again, when I come, God humble me among you: and I mourn many of them that sinned before and have not done penance for the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness that they have committed.

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury,

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints:

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is the service of idols.

1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: That you should abstain from fornication:

Hebrews 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau who for one mess sold his first birthright.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. For fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past is sufficient to have fulfilled the will of the Gentiles, for them who have walked in riotousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings and unlawful worshipping of idols.

things.

Acts 21:25 But, as touching the Gentiles that believe, we have written, decreeing that they should only refrain themselves from that which has been offered to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication.

Genesis 9:4 Saving that flesh with blood you shall not eat.

Leviticus 3:17 By a perpetual law for your generations, and in all your habitations: neither blood nor fat shall you eat at all.

Leviticus 7:23-27 Say to the children of Israel: The fat of a sheep, and of an ox, and of a goat you shall not eat. . . .

Leviticus 17:10-14 If any man whosoever of the house of Israel, and of the strangers that sojourn among them, eat blood, I will set my face against his soul, and will cut him off from among his people. . . .

Deuteronomy 12:16,23-25 Only the blood thou shalt not eat, but thou shalt pour it out upon the earth as water. . . .

Deuteronomy 14:21 But whatsoever is dead of itself, eat not thereof. Give it to the stranger, that is within thy gates, to eat, or sell it to him: because thou art the holy people of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in the milk of his dam.

Deuteronomy 15:23 Only thou shalt take heed not to eat their blood, but pour it out on the earth as water.

1 Samuel 14:32 And falling upon the spoils, they took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground: and the people ate them with the blood.

Ezekiel 4:14 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God, behold my soul hath not been defiled, and from my infancy even till now, I have not eaten any thing that died of itself, or was torn by beasts, and no unclean flesh hath entered into my mouth.

Ezekiel 33:25 Therefore say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: You that eat with the blood and lift up your eyes to your uncleannesses, and that shed blood: shall you possess the land by inheritance?

1 Timothy 4:4,5 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be rejected that is received with thanksgiving: . . .

Context
The Council at Jerusalem
19For which cause, judge that they who from among the Gentiles are converted to God are not to be disquieted: 20But that we write unto them, that they refrain themselves from the pollutions of idols and from fornication and from things strangled and from blood. 21For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him in the synagogues, where he is read every sabbath.…
Cross References
Genesis 9:4
Saving that flesh with blood you shall not eat.

Exodus 34:15
Make no covenant with the men of those countries; lest, when they have committed fornication with their gods, and have adored their idols, some one call thee to eat of the things sacrificed.

Leviticus 3:17
By a perpetual law for your generations, and in all your habitations: neither blood nor fat shall you eat at all.

Leviticus 7:26
Moreover you shall not eat the blood of any creature whatsoever, whether of birds or beasts.

Leviticus 17:10
If any man whosoever of the house of Israel, and of the strangers that sojourn among them, eat blood, I will set my face against his soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

Leviticus 17:14
For the life of all flesh is in the blood. Therefore I said to the children of Israel: you shall not eat the blood of any flesh at all, because the life of the flesh is in the blood, and whosoever eateth it, shall be cut off.

Leviticus 18:6
No man shall approach to her that is near of kin to him, to uncover her nakedness. I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:26
You shall not eat with blood. You shall not divine nor observe dreams.

Deuteronomy 12:16
Only the blood thou shalt not eat, but thou shalt pour it out upon the earth as water.

Deuteronomy 12:23
Only beware of this, that thou eat not the blood, for the blood is for the soul: and therefore thou must not eat the soul with the flesh:

Deuteronomy 15:23
Only thou shalt take heed not to eat their blood, but pour it out on the earth as water.

1 Samuel 14:32
And falling upon the spoils, they took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground: and the people ate them with the blood.

1 Samuel 14:33
And they told Saul that the people had sinned against the Lord, eating with the blood. And he said: You have transgressed: roll here to me now a great stone.

Daniel 1:8
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not be defiled with the king's table, nor with the wine which he drank: and he requested the master of the eunuchs that he might not be defiled.

Acts 15:29
That you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication: from which things keeping yourselves, you shall do well. Fare ye well.

1 Corinthians 8:1
Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up: but charity edifieth.

1 Corinthians 8:10
For if a man see him that hath knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not his conscience, being weak, be emboldened to eat those things which are sacrificed to idols?

1 Corinthians 8:13
Wherefore, if meat scandalize my brother, I will never eat flesh, lest I should scandalize my brother.

1 Corinthians 10:7
Neither become ye idolaters, as some of them, as it is written: The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.

1 Corinthians 10:14
Wherefore, my dearly beloved, fly from the service of idols.

Additional Translations
Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals, and from blood.

but to write to them to abstain from the pollutions of idols, and sexual immorality, and that which is strangled, and from blood.

But that we write to them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

but that we write unto them, that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

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

but that we write unto them, that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

But that we write to them that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from lewdness, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Yet let us send them written instructions to abstain from things polluted by connexion with idolatry, from fornication, from meat killed by strangling, and from blood.

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

but to write to them to abstain from the pollutions of the idols, and the whoredom, and the strangled thing; and the blood;
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