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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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'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
The Figurative Language of Scripture.
The Council at Jerusalem.
It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:
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.
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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