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 of 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 original scan of Acts chapter 15

“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 unto them, that they refrain themselves from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. ”
Douay Rheims 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


Rev. Tim George's comment on 2022-03-19 12:26:08:

The apostle Peter gave the answer to this question about the Gentiles being circumcised, in that God would not have us to put a yoke upon the Gentiles, that neither the disciples, nor our fathers could keep. We are all saved, Jews and Gentiles by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by grace, not of works lest any man should boast. Paul said all boasting must be in the Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. About celebrations every man must be fully persuaded in his own mind not to set a stumbling block before our brothers and sisters in Christ. Let us be at peace with all men and follow holiness, for without holiness no man will see the Lord. So all of our righteousness is imputed by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His holiness is imputed to our account by faith


Bro Barney's comment on 2021-04-21 12:48:01:


God commanded that certain celebrations be observed by the Jews each year. These were performed to remind them of certain events in their history. Each event celebrated something that God had done for them.

As God does not speak against celebrating birthdays and Christmas, I find no reason not to celebrate them in the context that God gave a person physical life when they were born and then God came to earth to give them spiritual life through Jesus Christ.

God bless


Daniel's comment on 2021-04-20 13:27:23:

Is celebrating birthdays or Christmas

unBiblical or worldy celebrations?


stanjett's comment on 2020-09-19 22:30:09:

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.


Alex's comment on 2020-09-07 05:24:27:

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's comment on 2020-09-06 15:18:40:

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's comment on 2020-09-05 09:18:36:

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.


Gabriel and Michael in the Book of Daniel's comment on 2020-09-05 02:14:33:

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.



Hesed John Bharath R's comment on 2020-09-04 20:46:12:

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!!


I am's comment on 2020-09-04 18:06:47:

In Daniel chapter 10, who is the person are angel touching Daniel.


Mishael's comment on 2020-09-03 03:57:53:

I have a cross in my car to remind me that Jesus paid my sin debt, and to remind me to drive Born again.


john J caron's comment on 2020-09-03 00:04:18:

No why would it be your not worshiping the cross its a symbol ,that Jesus died on


Christian Emblems's comment on 2020-09-02 20:44:29:

Elaine, crosses on car mirrors do not bother me.

Seeing a gigantic SUV with a fish symbol on the back bumper; going 80 mph in a 50mph speed zone, Race by me, UPSETS ME !! I pray for a cop to be at the next corner.

I'm not being in a mean spirit when I say, if we are born again, blood washed believers, we ought to represent Jesus as law abiding citizens too. If we're going to be law breakers, DO take off the crosses and fish magnets. Amen.


Chris's comment on 2020-09-02 19:30:01:

I don't believe it would be considered idolatry to have a cross hanging there or even in a house.

I think what's important is the reason for having it there. For some, it may be a visual reminder of the Saviour & the empty cross (as opposed to those who prefer a crucifix, showing the un-resurrected, un-ascended Saviour), or it may be just a sacred symbol to show others that the Cross is central to the occupants' lives, or maybe to afford protection to those in proximity to it. If it is a crucifix (where worship could be directed to it) or to assure safety from harm, then I believe that these reasons could be considered as hallmarks of idolatry.

Personally, I refrain from any symbol, image or anything else that attempts to describe the Deity. I think a meaningful Scripture as wall hanging would do more for me & those visiting my home. However, the decision is yours & you might get some input from others here. God bless.


Elaine's comment on 2020-09-02 17:38:12:

Is it idolatry to have a wooden cross hanging on your rear view mirror?


Eva's comment on 2015-09-23 07:20:07:

But we write unto them that they abstain from pollution of idols nowadays time money would be the idol and from fornication while people fornicate now more than ever they don't want to get married and from things strangled and from blood the Lord allows us to eat meat but if it strangled then the blood stays in and blood is life and that must be poured out because God shed his blood for us


Mathew's comment on 2015-02-09 13:17:55:

I see 3 simple commands for non-Jews from the 1st councel of the Christian Church: 1 Abstain from all forms of idolatry anything can be made into a god such as money, self, possessions, etc... , 2 Reject all lustful thinking and attachments, and, 3 Do not consume anything that has blood blood is life .


Rich's comment on 2014-06-07 14:52:31:

Idolatry blood drinking are not too big of problems in Church. Strangled Meats though, they will have to start calling their local meat markets to find out. Fornacation? Some report, lots of Pastors viewing porn, and average church goer hook ups, but I hope is just exaggerated. These are the first 4 basics. Then the next 2 basics are Hear moses read 1 on the Sabbath 2 . 4 2 Most Christians meet on the first day of the week, not the 7th, and moses May be quoted, but may not be regularly read.


Mia's comment on 2014-03-10 16:55:35:

Some people say that this verse only accounts for biblical times and cannot not be applied to the 21st Century But Hebrew 13 8 says God is the same yesterday today and forever


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