17 我们到了耶路撒冷，弟兄们欢欢喜喜接待我们。18 第二天，保罗和我们一同去见雅各，长老们也都在座。19 保罗问候了他们，就把上帝借着他的工作在外族人中所行的事，一一述说出来。20 他们听了，就赞美上帝，对保罗说：“弟兄，你看，犹太人中信主的有好几万，都是对律法很热心的人。21 他们听说，你教导所有在外族人中的犹太人背弃摩西，叫他们不要给孩子行割礼，也不要遵守规例。22 他们总会听见你来了，那怎么办呢？23 你就照我们的话作吧，我们这里有四个人，都有愿在身。24 你把他们带去，和他们一同行洁净礼，并且替他们付钱，让他们剃去头发，这样大家就知道以前所听见关于你的事，都不是真实的，也知道你是遵守律法循规蹈矩而行的人。
17 When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly. 18 The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. 19 Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. 20 When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul: “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous for the law. 21 They have been informed that you teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn away from Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or live according to our customs. 22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. 24 Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everyone will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law.
Satan knows that nothing is better for bringing down Christ’s kingdom than discord and disagreement among believers, and so he never stops spreading rumors to create suspicion. We must shut our ears against false reports concerning the ministries of the Word and believe only what we know is true.