8. The Negative Influence of Judaism
18 And on the following day Paul went in with us to 1aJames, and all the belders were present.
19 And having greeted them, he arelated one by one the things which God did among the Gentiles through his bministry.
20 And when they heard it, they aglorified God and said to him, You observe, brother, how many 1thousands there are among the Jews who have believed; and all are 2bzealous for the claw.
21 And they have been informed concerning you that you are ateaching all the Jews throughout the nations 1apostasy from Moses, telling them bnot to circumcise their children, nor to walk according to the ccustoms.
22 What then is to be done? 1They will certainly hear that you have come.
23 Therefore do this that we tell you: We have four men who have a 1vow on themselves;
24 Take these and be 1apurified with them, and pay their 2expenses that they may 3shave their heads. And all will know that there is nothing to the things that they have been informed of concerning you, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the blaw.
25 But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we have already written, having decided that they should keep themselves from aidol sacrifices and blood and anything strangled and fornication.
26 Then Paul took the men and on the following day, 1being purified with them, entered into the temple, giving notice of the 2completion of the days of the purification, until the aoffering was offered for each one of them.