Acts 15 (asv)
15:16After these things I will return,
And I will build again the ruins thereof,
And I will set it up:
15:19Wherefore my judgment is, that we trouble not them that from among the Gentiles turn to God; 15:20but that we write unto them, that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood. 15:21For Moses from generations of old hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath. 15:22Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men out of their company, and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren: 15:23and they wrote thus by them, The apostles and the elders, brethren, unto the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, greeting: 15:24Forasmuch 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; 15:25it seemed good unto us, having come to one accord, to choose out men and send them unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 15:26men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15:27We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves also shall tell you the same things by word of mouth. 15:28For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: 15:29that ye abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; from which if ye keep yourselves, it shall be well with you. Fare ye well. 15:30So they, when they were dismissed, came down to Antioch; and having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle. 15:31And when they had read it, they rejoiced for the consolation. 15:32And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them. 15:33And after they had spent some time there, they were dismissed in peace from the brethren unto those that had sent them forth. 15:34But it seemed good unto Silas to abide there.15:35But Paul and Barnabas tarried in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also. 15:36And after some days Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us return now and visit the brethren in every city wherein we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they fare.15:37And Barnabas was minded to take with them John also, who was called Mark. 15:38But Paul thought not good to take with them him who withdrew from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. 15:39And there arose a sharp contention, so that they parted asunder one from the other, and Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away unto Cyprus; 15:40but Paul choose Silas, and went forth, being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord. 15:41And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.