New American Standard Bible
"For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:
King James Bible
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
Darby Bible Translation
For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:
World English Bible
For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these necessary things:
Young's Literal Translation
'For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, no more burden to lay upon you, except these necessary things:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost - This is a strong and undoubted claim to inspiration. It was with special reference to the organization of the church that the Holy Spirit had been promised to them by the Lord Jesus, Matthew 18:18-20; John 14:26.
No greater burden - To impose no greater restraints to enjoin no other observances. See the notes on Acts 15:10.
Than these necessary things - Necessary:
(1) In order to preserve the peace of the church.
(2) to conciliate the minds of the Jewish converts, Acts 15:21.
(3) in their circumstances particularly, because the crime which is specified - licentiousness was one to which all early converts were especially exposed. See the notes on Acts 15:20.
LibraryA Good Man's Faults
'And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. 38. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.'--ACTS xv. 37, 38. Scripture narratives are remarkable for the frankness with which they tell the faults of the best men. It has nothing in common with the cynical spirit in historians, of which this age has seen eminent examples, which fastens upon the weak places in the noblest natures, like a wasp …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
"Now the End of the Commandment," &C.
Whether the Justification of the Ungodly is the Remission of Sins
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"And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."
"And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;
"Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,
it seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
'But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them-- I place no other burden on you.
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