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Acts 15:14

    Acts 15:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Symeon hath rehearsed how first God visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Symeon has given an account of how God was first pleased to take from among the Gentiles a people for himself.

    Webster's Revision

    Symeon hath rehearsed how first God visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

    World English Bible

    Simeon has reported how God first visited the nations, to take out of them a people for his name.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Symeon hath rehearsed how first God did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

    Definitions for Acts 15:14

    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 15:14

    Simeon hath declared - It is remarkable that James does not give him even the title which he received from our Lord at the time in which he is supposed to have been made head of the Church, and vicar of Christ upon earth; so that, it is evident, James did not understand our Lord as giving Peter any such pre-eminence; and, therefore, he does not even call him Peter, but simply Simeon. It is truly surprising that such a vast number of important pretensions should rest on such slight foundations! If tradition, no matter how interrupted or precarious, did not lend its support, feeble as that necessarily must be, the cause tried by plain Scripture would fall to the ground.

    To take out of them a people for his name - To form among the Gentiles, as he had among the Jews, a people called by his name and devoted to his honor.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 15:14

    Simeon - This is a Hebrew name. The Greek mode of writing it commonly was Simon. It was one of the names of Peter, Matthew 4:18.

    To take out of them a people - To choose from among the Gentries those who should be his friends.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 15:14

    15:14 Simon hath declared - James, the apostle of the Hebrews, calls Peter by his Hebrew name. To take out of them a people for his name - That is to believe in him, to be called by his name.