Acts 15:20

“But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 15:20

But that wee write vnto them, that they abstaine from pollutions of Idoles, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but that we write unto them, that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But that we give them orders to keep themselves from things offered to false gods, and from the evil desires of the body, and from the flesh of animals put to death in ways against the law, and from blood.
- Basic English Bible

but to write to them to abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.
- Darby Bible

But that we write to them that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from lewdness, and from things strangled, and from blood.
- Webster's Bible

Yet let us send them written instructions to abstain from things polluted by connexion with idolatry, from fornication, from meat killed by strangling, and from blood.
- Weymouth Bible

but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.
- World English Bible

to be not disesid, but to write to hem, that thei absteyne hem fro defoulingis of maumetis, and fro fornicacioun, and stranglid thingis, and blood.
- Wycliffe Bible

but to write to them to abstain from the pollutions of the idols, and the whoredom, and the strangled thing; and the blood;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 15:20

Wesley's Notes for Acts 15:20

15:20 To abstain from fornication - Which even the philosophers among the heathens did not account any fault. It was particularly frequent in the worship of their idols, on which account they are here named together. And from things strangled - That is, from whatever had been killed, without pouring out the blood. When God first permitted man to eat flesh, he commanded Noah, and in him all his posterity, whenever they killed any creature for food, to abstain from the blood thereof. It was to be poured upon the ground as water: doubtless in honour of that blood which was in due time poured out for the sin of the world.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 15:20

Ac 15:20 That they abstain. Four items are mentioned, which are all embraced in the apostolic letter as things forbidden. They were four common customs of the Gentile world, and matters on which there should be a clear understanding. From the pollutions of idols. The first does not mean only to refrain from worshiping idols, or eating meat offered in idol sacrifice, but from all the pollutions of the system of idolatry. Licentiousness and drunkenness received a sanction from religion. See Lecky's "European Morals", chap. V., and Conybeare and Howson's "Paul", chap. IV. [From] fornication. Chastity was the exception instead of the rule among Gentiles at this period. [From] things strangled. Because in strangling the blood was retained in the flesh. [From] blood. The use of blood was prohibited by the Mosaic law (Le 17:14 De 12:16,23), and for wise reasons this prohibition was extended to Gentiles. The Roman epicures were wont to drown fowls in wine and then use the flesh. It was a common thing to drink wine mingled with blood. The only way to strike at these savage practices was to prohibit its use.

Discussion for Acts 15:20

  • Alex on Acts 15:20
    Comments by Alex about the trinity, Abraham issac and jacob were symbolic of the Godhead th trinity,Without this abrahamic trinity there wd have been no nation of Israel that became as the sands of the seas. God Almighty swore by himself when he said that Christ wd be multiplied as the stars of heaven Thats y the sower will go forth to sow his precious seed in humanity which is the very seed of God to whom the word came that good seed it made them Gods plural. That was the great PROMISE that christ wd be multiplied as the stars of heaven thus an Israel of God.Thats y jesus refers to the H.G. as the Promise he is the multiplication of God in humanity. The gift of God via that good seed the word, Just as there was a natural israel via the seed of Isaac there is gonna be an Israel of God via the seed of Christ, its God himself that wants a posterity thats y jesus is saying to whom the WORD came his seed it made them Gods plural th Gransons th Israel OF GOD, THEY DONT CALL HIM THE BRIDEGROOM FOR NOTHIN, HIS SEED IS GONA RESULT IN AN ISRAEL OF GOD,Thats y God told Moses that his name was abraham issac and jacob, that is my name forever and my memeorial to ALL GENERATIONS IMPLING AN ISRAEL OF GOD THAT IS GONNABE BORN IN US. Our new birth. But my point is Jesus cd not refer to the H.G as the Promise if he were not the very multiplcation of Christ/God th Gransons that are gonna be as the stars of heaven .They are gonna be born in us simply b/c that GOOD seed is sown in us sinners, THATS Y JESUS IS saying whosoever receiveth one such child in my name receiveth ME which is the H.G.IMMANUEL GOD with US. The trinity is very simply FATHER, SON AND GRANSON A 5 YR OLD can understand this. Even the Davidic kingdom was a Father Son and Granson relationship, God wd not let David the son build the temple, only Solomon the granson cd build the temple a metaphor that only the H.G. the granson can build the temple in our hearts a greater then Solomon in here ( that last day). The H.G..
    The Godhead Scriptures

    Acts 17

    29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the GODHEAD is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

    30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:


    Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7

    1 John 5:7.

    John 10:30, I and My Father are one.

    My favorite is Malachi 3:16-17. God listens when we talk together abut Him.

    Also, in these following scriptures , we clearly see the Godhead (Acts 17:27-30) speaking to each other.

    NOTE: In the King James Bible, the words , TRINITY and TRIUNE,

    ARE NOT used!!! Someone who was unable to teach LET US as a lesson, used these other words to describe, Three.

    If you had used the Search Box provided on this website you would have seen it come up with NOTHING for triune and Trinity. No further comment is needed.

  • Mishael on Acts 15:20
    AntiChrist Scriptures

    1 John 2:18

    Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

    1 John 2:22

    Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

    1 John 4:3

    And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

    2 John 1:7

    For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a Deceiver and an antichrist.
  • I am on Acts 15:20
    In Daniel chapter 10, who is the person are angel touching Daniel.
  • Hesed John Bharath R - in Reply on Acts 15:20
    I think that the Heavenly Being who touched Daniel is an Angel of GOD or maybe a special Being of the Creation(which is not mentioned exactly in the Bible) appointed by GOD because we can see that the word Man of GOD is written in the BIBLE 78 times. We do not know if GOD appointed a special person or persons to carry his messages other than the Angels. We can clearly see that after this incident(v 12),Michael(ANGEL OF GOD) came to Daniel. So we can make out that the person who touched Daniel was not Michael. So what we can guess is that the Heavenly Being who touched Daniel maybe be an Angel(other than Michael) or a Special Being who was created in the Creation but not mentioned in the Bible. We should just wait until the Second Coming of CHRIST to find out!!
  • Gabriel and Michael in the Book of Daniel - in Reply on Acts 15:20
    Just reread, starting in chapter 9. It was Gabriel that touched Daniel. Michael had to come fight the demon Prince over that area, so Gabriel could get through.

    Ephesians 6 describes princes and principalities over different areas.

  • Elaine on Acts 15:20
    Is it idolatry to have a wooden cross hanging on your rear view mirror?
  • John J caron - in Reply on Acts 15:20
    No why would it be your not worshiping the cross its a symbol ,that Jesus died on
  • Mishael - in Reply on Acts 15:20
    I have a cross in my car to remind me that Jesus paid my sin debt, and to remind me to drive Born again.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Acts 15:20
    Nothing wrong with that. Some may think its wrong. But a cross is not an idol unless you worship it which Im sure you don't.


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