Great dissentions arise about circumcising the Gentiles: Paul and Barnabas are sent to consult the apostles and elders at Jerusalem. The matter is debated in a council there; Peter declareth his opinion: Paul and Barnabas report the miracles they had wrought among the Gentiles. James pronounceth sentence in favour of the Gentiles, requiring of them abstinence only in a few particulars. Letters are sent with the determination by messengers to the churches, which are received with joy. Paul and Barnabas propose to visit together the churches they had planted, but disagree, and travel different ways.