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Acts 15:28

    Acts 15:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay on you no greater burden than these necessary things;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us, to put on you nothing more than these necessary things;

    Webster's Revision

    For it 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:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 15:28

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 15:28

    For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost - This is a strong and undoubted claim to inspiration. It was with special reference to the organization of the church that the Holy Spirit had been promised to them by the Lord Jesus, Matthew 18:18-20; John 14:26.

    No greater burden - To impose no greater restraints to enjoin no other observances. See the notes on Acts 15:10.

    Than these necessary things - Necessary:

    (1) In order to preserve the peace of the church.

    (2) to conciliate the minds of the Jewish converts, Acts 15:21.

    (3) in their circumstances particularly, because the crime which is specified - licentiousness was one to which all early converts were especially exposed. See the notes on Acts 15:20.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 15:28

    15:28 These necessary things - All of these were necessary for that time. But the first of them was not necessary long; and the direction concerning it was therefore repealed by the same Spirit, as we read in the former Epistle to the Corinthians.