New American Standard Bible
"Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My sentence - Greek: I judge κρίνω krinō that is, I give my opinion. It is the usual language in which a judge delivers his opinion; but it does not imply here that James assumed authority to settle the case, but merely that he gave his opinion, or counsel.
That we trouble not them - That we do not molest, disturb, or oppress them by imposing on them unnecessary fires and ceremonies.
LibraryA Good Man's Faults
'And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. 38. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.'--ACTS xv. 37, 38. Scripture narratives are remarkable for the frankness with which they tell the faults of the best men. It has nothing in common with the cynical spirit in historians, of which this age has seen eminent examples, which fastens upon the weak places in the noblest natures, like a wasp …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
"Now the End of the Commandment," &C.
Whether the Justification of the Ungodly is the Remission of Sins
Whether Purification of the Heart is an Effect of Faith
"For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:
and they have been told about you, that you are teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.
"But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we wrote, having decided that they should abstain from meat sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication."
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