“And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:”
King James Version (KJV)
Ac 15:13 James answered, saying. For other references to James see 1Co 15:7 Ga 1:19 2:9 and the Epistle of James. He is also mentioned several times in the Gospels, and seems, before the death of Jesus, to have been an unbeliever. It is probable that the speech of Peter, followed by the account given by Paul and Barnabas, convinced him, and led to the views he now expresses.