Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
Treasury of Scripture
2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...
Acts 15:7-9 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said to them, Men and brothers...
Luke 1:68,78 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people...
Luke 2:31,32 Which you have prepared before the face of all people...
Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.
Isaiah 55:11-13 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please...
Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
1 Peter 2:9,10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...
ContextThe Council at Jerusalem
5But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. 6And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. 7And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said to them, Men and brothers, you know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. 8And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did to us; 9And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10Now therefore why tempt you God, to put a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. 12Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had worked among the Gentiles by them. 13And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brothers, listen to me: 14Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 16After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 17That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, on whom my name is called, said the Lord, who does all these things. 18Known to God are all his works from the beginning of the world. 19Why my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 20But that we write to them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. 21For Moses of old time has in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Symeon hath rehearsed how first God visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
Simon hath related how God first visited to take of the Gentiles a people to his name.
Darby Bible Translation
Simon has related how God first visited to take out of the nations a people for his name.
King James Bible
Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
Young's Literal Translation
Simeon did declare how at first God did look after to take out of the nations a people for His name,