Acts 15:19
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New International Version
"It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.

King James Bible
Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore *I* judge, not to trouble those who from the nations turn to God;

World English Bible
"Therefore my judgment is that we don't trouble those from among the Gentiles who turn to God,

Young's Literal Translation
wherefore I judge: not to trouble those who from the nations do turn back to God,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wherefore my sentence is - Διο εγω κρινω, Wherefore I judge. There is an authority here that does not appear in the speech of St. Peter; and this authority was felt and bowed to by all the council; and the decree proposed by St. James adopted.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that.

Acts 15:10,24,28 Now therefore why tempt you God, to put a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear...

Galatians 1:7-10 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ...

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 5:11,12 And I, brothers, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offense of the cross ceased...

turned.

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles...

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say to him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously...

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you...

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The Breaking Out of Discord
'And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 2. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. 3. And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles:
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

A Message from the Crowned Christ
(Revelation, Chapters ii and iii) "The glory of love is brightest when the glory of self is dim, And they have the most compelled me who most have pointed to Him. They have held me, stirred me, swayed me,--I have hung on their every word, Till I fain would arise and follow, not them, not them,--but their Lord!"[64] Patmos Spells Patience. Patience is strength at its strongest, using all its strength in holding back from doing something. Patience is love at flood pleading with strength to hold steady
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

The Figurative Language of Scripture.
1. When the psalmist says: "The Lord God is a sun and shield" (Psa. 84:11), he means that God is to all his creatures the source of life and blessedness, and their almighty protector; but this meaning he conveys under the figure of a sun and a shield. When, again, the apostle James says that Moses is read in the synagogues every Sabbath-day (Acts 15:21), he signifies the writings of Moses under the figure of his name. In these examples the figure lies in particular words. But it may be embodied
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

The Council at Jerusalem.
(Comp. § 34, pp. 835 sqq. and 346 sq.) The most complete outward representation of the apostolic church as a teaching and legislative body was the council convened at Jerusalem in the year 50, to decide as to the authority of the law of Moses, and adjust the difference between Jewish and Gentile Christianity. [743] We notice it here simply in its connection with the organization of the church. It consisted not of the apostles alone, but of apostles, elders, and brethren. We know that Peter,
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I

Cross References
Acts 15:28
It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:

Acts 21:21
They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs.

Acts 21:25
As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality."

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