Acts 15:9
Good News Translation
He made no difference between us and them; he forgave their sins because they believed.

New Revised Standard Version
and in cleansing their hearts by faith he has made no distinction between them and us.

Contemporary English Version
God treated them in the same way that he treated us. They put their faith in him, and he made their hearts pure.

New American Bible
He made no distinction between us and them, for by faith he purified their hearts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.


Acts 14:1,27 And it came to pass in Iconium that they entered together into the synagogue of the Jews and so spoke that a very great multitude both of the Jews and of the Greeks did believe. . . .

Romans 3:9,22,29,30 What then? Do we excel them? No, not so. For we have charged both Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin. . . .

Romans 4:11,12 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the justice of the faith which he had, being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, being uncircumcised: that unto them also it may be reputed to justice: . . .

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom also he hath called, not only of the Jews but also of the Gentiles.

Romans 10:11-13 For the scripture saith: Whosoever believeth in him shall not be confounded. . . .

1 Corinthians 7:18 Is any man called, being circumcised? Let him not procure uncircumcision. Is any man called in uncircumcision? Let him not be circumcised.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek: there is neither bond nor free: there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing nor uncircumcision: but faith that worketh by Charity.

Ephesians 2:14-22 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and breaking down the middle wall of partition, the enmities in his flesh: . . .

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body: and copartners of his promise in Christ Jesus, by the gospel

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian nor Scythian, bond nor free. But Christ is all and in all.


Acts 10:15,28,43,44 And the voice spoke to him again the second time: That which God hath cleansed, do not thou call common. . . .

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God that is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that invoke the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place of theirs and ours.

Hebrews 9:13,14 For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh: . . .

1 Peter 1:22 Purifying your souls in the obedience of charity, with a brotherly love, from a sincere heart love one another earnestly:

The Council at Jerusalem
8And God, who knoweth the hearts, gave testimony, giving unto them the Holy Ghost, as well as to us: 9And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10Now therefore, why tempt you God to put a yoke upon the necks of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?…
Cross References
Psalm 51:10
Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels.

Ezekiel 47:22
And you shall divide it by lot for an inheritance to you, and to the strangers that shall come over to you, that shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as men of the same country born among the children of Israel: they shall divide the possession with you in the midst of the tribes of Israel.

Acts 10:28
And he said to them: you know how abominable it is for a man that is a Jew to keep company or to come unto one of another nation: but God hath shewed to me, to call no man common or unclean.

Acts 10:34
And Peter opening his mouth, said: in very deed I perceive that God is not a respecter of persons.

Acts 10:43
To him all the prophets give testimony, that by his name all receive remission of sins, who believe in him.

Acts 11:12
And the Spirit said to me that I should go with them, nothing doubting. And these six brethren went with me also: and we entered into the man's house.

Hebrews 9:14
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who by the Holy Ghost offered himself unspotted unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God?

Acts 15:8
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