Acts 15:24
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English Standard Version
Since we have heard that some persons have gone out from us and troubled you with words, unsettling your minds, although we gave them no instructions,

King James Bible
Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:

American Standard Version
Forasmuch as we have heard that certain who went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls; to whom we gave no commandment;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Forasmuch as we have heard, that some going out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls; to whom we gave no commandment:

English Revised Version
Forasmuch as we have heard that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls; to whom we gave no commandment;

Webster's Bible Translation
Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain who went out from us, have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law; to whom we gave no such commandment:

Weymouth New Testament
As we have been informed that certain persons who have gone out from among us have disturbed you by their teaching and have unsettled your minds, without having received any such instructions from us;

Acts 15:24 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Subverting (ἀνασκευάζοντες)

Only here in New Testament, and not found either in the Septuagint or in the Apocrypha. Originally, it means to pack up baggage, and so to carry away; hence, to dismantle or disfurnish. So Thucydides (iv., 116) relates that Brasidas captured Lecythus, and then pulled it down and dismantled it (ἀνασκευάσας). From this comes the more general meaning to lay waste, or ravage. The idea here is that of turning the minds of the Gentile converts upside down; throwing them into confusion like a dismantled house.

We gave no commandment (οὐ διεστειλάμεθα)

The word originally means to put asunder; hence, to distinguish, and so of a commandment or injunction, to distinguish and emphasize it. Therefore implying express orders, and so always in the New Testament, where it is almost uniformly rendered charge. The idea here is, then, "we gave no express injunction on the points which these Judaizers have raised."

Acts 15:24 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that certain.

Jeremiah 23:16 Thus said the LORD of hosts, Listen not to the words of the prophets that prophesy to you: they make you vain...

Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came in privately to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus...

Galatians 5:4,12 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace...

2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit...

Titus 1:10,11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision...

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

Ye must.

Acts 15:1,9,10 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brothers, and said, Except you be circumcised after the manner of Moses...

Galatians 2:3,4 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised...

Galatians 6:12,13 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised...

Cross References
Acts 15:1
But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."

Galatians 1:7
not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.

Galatians 2:4
Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in--who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery--

Galatians 5:10
I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.

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