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Acts 15:6

    Acts 15:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider of this matter.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Apostles and the rulers of the church came together and gave thought to the question.

    Webster's Revision

    And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider of this matter.

    World English Bible

    The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider of this matter.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 15:6

    The apostles and elders came together - This was the first council ever held in the Christian Church; and we find that it was composed of the apostles and elders simply.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 15:6

    And the apostles and elders ... - They came together in accordance with the authority in Matthew 18:19-20. It would seem, also, that the whole church was convened on this occasion, and that the church concurred, at least, in the judgment expressed in this case. See Acts 15:12, Acts 15:22-23.

    For to consider of this matter - Not to decide it arbitrarily, or even by authority, without deliberation; but to compare their views, and to express the result of the whole to the church at Antioch. It was a grave and difficult question, deeply affecting the entire constitution of the Christian church, and they therefore solemnly engaged in deliberation on the subject.