New International Version
It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us - The whole council had met under his direction; had consulted under his influence; and gave forth their decree from his especial inspiration.
Necessary things - They were necessary, howsoever burthensome they might appear; and necessary, not only for the time, place, or occasion; but for all times, all places, and all occasions. See this proved in the observations at the end of this chapter.
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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.
We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."
God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.
"It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.
So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul--
As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.
Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan's so-called deep secrets, 'I will not impose any other burden on you,
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