Acts 15 Commentary


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Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission

THE EXPANDING WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT-EMPOWERED CHURCH


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Considering the fact that Acts 13 is such a strategic chapter in regard to world evangelism, take a moment and study Irving Jensen's chart at top of the page (click it to enlarge it which is what I have to do at age 72!). Notice the bold vertical line (|) at the end of Acts 12 and beginning of Acts 13 which Jensen estimates to be about year 47 (it could be a short time prior). Note the horizontal description of "Church" - Church Established in the first 13 years from Acts 1 through Acts 7, then the Church Scattered between Acts 8 through Acts 12, which occurred over a period of about 14 years (and remember all dates and times are at best approximations because Luke gives only a few events that allow us to give specific dates, such as the death of Herod in A D 44 in Acts 12:23) and lastly, beginning in Acts 13 (and until the end of this age), the Church Extended, this extension being the primarily the fruit of Paul's Three Missionary Journeys which"upset the world!" (Acts 17:6) Now, you have a good grasp of the chronological context of Acts 13. And as they say in the restaurant when your delicious meal is served "Enjoy!" The three missionary journeys are summarized below (this note will be repeated in subsequent chapters). Click links for the maps of each journey.

Paul's First Missionary Journey Acts 13:4-14:28
Paul's Second Missionary Journey Acts 15:36-18:22
Paul's Third Missionary Journey Acts 18:23-21:26

Here is a map with all three journeys on one map.
ESV Maps - First, Second, Third, Paul to Rome

THE ITINERARY OF PAUL'S
THREE MISSIONARY JOURNEYS

FIRST SECOND THIRD
  1. Antioch Acts 13:1-3
  2. Seleucia Acts 13:4
  3. Salamis on Cyprus Acts 13:5
  4. Paphos on Cyprus Acts 13:6-12
  5. Perga in Pamphylia Acts 13:13
  6. Pisidian Antioch Acts 13:14-50
  7. Iconium Acts 13:51
  8. Lystra Acts 14:6-20
  9. Derbe Acts 14:20
  10. Lystra Acts 14:21
  11. Iconium Acts 14:21
  12. Pisidian Antioch Acts 14:21
  13. Pamphylia Acts 14:24
  14. Perga Acts 14:25
  15. Attalia Acts 14:25
  16. Antioch Acts 14:26 
  1. Antioch Acts 15:36-40
  2. Syria Acts 15:41
  3. Cilicia Acts 15:41
  4. Derbe Acts 16:1
  5. Lystra Acts 16:1-5
  6. Phrygia/Galatia Acts 16:6
  7. Mysia Acts 16:7
  8. Troas Acts 16:8-10
  9. Samothrace Acts 16:11
  10. Neapolis Acts 16:11
  11. Philippi Acts 16:12
  12. Amphipolis Acts 17:1
  13. Apollonia Acts 17:1
  14. Thessalonica Acts 17:1-9
  15. Berea Acts 17:10-14
  16. Athens Acts 17:15-34
  17. Corinth Acts 18:1-17
  18. Cenchrea Acts 18:18
  19. Ephesus Acts 18:19
  20. Caesarea Acts 18:22
  21. Jerusalem Acts 18:22
  22. Antioch Acts 18:22
  1. Antioch Acts 18:23
  2. Phrygia/Galatia Acts 18:23-28
  3. Ephesus Acts 19:1-41
  4. Macedonia Acts 20:1
  5. Greece Acts 20:2
  6. Macedonia Acts 20:3-5
  7. Philippi Acts 20:6
  8. Troas Acts 20:6-12
  9. Assos Acts 20:13
  10. Mitylene Acts 20:14
  11. Samos Acts 20:15
  12. Miletus Acts 20:15-38
  13. Cos Acts 21:1
  14. Rhodes Acts 21:1
  15. Patara Acts 21:1
  16. Tyre Acts 21:3-6
  17. Ptolemais Acts 21:7
  18. Caesarea Acts 21:8-14

Charles Swindoll points out that "When we study the journeys of Paul in the book of Acts, we’re not just reading the travel log of a man; we’re observing the redemptive plan of God unfolding as He promised. Through the ministry of Saul of Tarsus, God’s mission to reclaim His creation from the death grip of evil would move to its next stage. The plan of this mission was outlined in the Lord’s promise at His ascension, where He said,

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses...

  1. In Jerusalem [Stage 1: Acts 2–7],
  2. and in all Judea and Samaria [Stage 2: Acts 8–12],
  3. and even to the remotest part of the earth [Stage 3: Acts 13–‍28].” (Acts 1:8+)

Acts 15:1 Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."

KJV Acts 15:1  And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

  • Cir A.M. 4057. A.D. 53.
  • certain Acts 21:20; Galatians 2:4,12,13
  • the brethren Except Acts 15:5; Romans 4:8-12; Galatians 5:1-4; Philippians 3:2,3; Colossians 2:8,11,12,16
  • after Genesis 17:10-27; Leviticus 12:3; John 7:22
  • ye 24; 1 Corinthians 7:18,19; Galatians 2:1,3; 5:6; 6:13-16

 

Acts 15:2  And when Paul and Barnabas had great dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue.

KJV Acts 15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

  • Paul Acts 15:7; Galatians 1:6-10; 2:5; Jude 1:3
  • they determined Acts 15:25; Exodus 18:23; Galatians 2:1,2
  • certain Acts 15:22,27; 10:23; 11:12
  • should Acts 15:4,22,23; 1 Samuel 8:7; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Galatians 2:2; Philemon 1:8,9
  • the apostles Acts 15:6,23; 21:18; 1 Corinthians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 11:5

Acts 15:3  Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren.

KJV Acts 15:3  And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

  • brought Acts 21:5; 28:15; Romans 15:24; 1 Corinthians 16:6,11; Titus 3:13; 3 John 1:6-8
  • passed Acts 8:14; 11:19
  • declaring Acts 15:12; 14:27; 21:19,20
  • they caused Acts 11:18; 13:48,52; Isaiah 60:4,5; 66:12-14; Luke 15:5-10,23,24,32

Acts 15:4  When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.

KJV Acts 15:4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

  • received Acts 18:27; 21:17; Matthew 10:40; Romans 15:7; Colossians 4:10; 2 John 1:10; 3 John 1:8-10
  • all Acts 15:3,12; 14:27; 21:19; Romans 15:18; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 6:1

Acts 15:5 But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses.

KJV Acts 15:5 But 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.

  • rose up certain or, rose up, said they, certain. the sect. Acts 21:20; 26:5,6; Philippians 3:5-8
  • That it Acts 15:1,24; Galatians 5:1-3

Acts 15:6 The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter

KJV Acts 15:6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

  • Acts 15:25; 6:2; 21:18; Proverbs 15:22; Matthew 18:20; Hebrews 13:7,17

 

Acts 15:7  After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe.

KJV Acts 15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye 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.

  • much Acts 15:2,39; Philippians 2:14
  • ye know Acts 10:5,6,20,32-48; 11:12-18; Matthew 16:18,19
  • God Acts 1:24; 9:15; 13:2; 1 Chronicles 28:4,5; John 3:27; 15:16; Galatians 2:7-9
  • by my Acts 1:16; 3:18; 4:25; Exodus 4:12; Jeremiah 1:9; Romans 10:17,18

 

Acts 15:8  "And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;

KJV Acts 15:8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

  • which Acts 1:24; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Kings 8:39; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 29:17; Psalms 44:21; 139:1,2; Jeremiah 11:20; 17:10; 20:12; John 2:24,25; 21:17; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:23
  • bare Acts 14:3; John 5:37; Hebrews 2:4
  • giving Acts 2:4; 4:31; 10:44,45; 11:15-17

Acts 15:9  and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.

KJV Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

  • put Acts 14:1,27; Romans 3:9,22,29,30; 4:11,12; 9:24; 10:11-13; 1 Corinthians 7:18; Galatians 3:28; Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 2:14-22; 3:6; Colossians 3:11
  • purifying Acts 10:15,28,43,44; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Hebrews 9:13,14; 1 Peter 1:22

 

Acts 15:10 "Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

KJV Acts 15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

  • Why Exodus 17:2; Isaiah 7:12; Matthew 4:7; Hebrews 3:9
  • put Matthew 11:28-30; 23:4; Galatians 5:1
  • which Galatians 4:1-5,9; Hebrews 9:9

 

Acts 15:11 But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are."

KJV Acts 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

  • that Romans 3:24; 5:20,21; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 16:23; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 13:14; Galatians 1:6; 2:16; Ephesians 1:6,7; 2:7-9; Titus 2:11; 3:4-7; Revelation 5:9

 

Acts 15:12 All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.

KJV Acts 15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

  • declaring Acts 15:4; 14:27; 21:19

Acts 15:13 After they had stopped speaking, James answered, saying, "Brethren, listen to me.

KJV Acts 15:13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:

  • after 1 Corinthians 14:30-33; James 1:19
  • James Acts 12:17; 21:18; Mark 15:40; Galatians 1:19; 2:9,12; James 1:1
  • Men Acts 2:14,22,29; 7:2; 22:1

 

Acts 15:14 "Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.

KJV Acts 15:14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

  • Simeon 2 Peter 1:1; *Gr:
  • declared Acts 15:7-9; Luke 1:68,78; 2:31,32
  • to take Isaiah 43:21; 55:11-13; Romans 1:5; 11:36; 1 Peter 2:9,10

 

Acts 15:15 "With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written,

KJV Acts 15:15  And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

  • Acts 13:47; Romans 15:8-12

 

Acts 15:16 'AFTER THESE THINGS I will return, AND I WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN, AND I WILL REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND I WILL RESTORE IT,

KJV Acts 15:16 After 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:

  • this Amos 9:11,12
  • build again the tabernacle 2 Samuel 7:11-16; 1 Kings 12:16; Psalms 89:35-49; Isaiah 9:6,7; Jeremiah 33:24-26; Ezekiel 17:22-24; Zechariah 13:8; Matthew 1:20-25; Luke 1:31-33,69,70

Acts 15:17  SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD, AND ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,'

KJV Acts 15:17  That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

  • the residue Genesis 22:18; 49:10; Psalms 22:26,27; 67:1-3; 72:17-19; Isaiah 2:2,3; 11:10; Isaiah 19:23-25; 24:15,16; 49:6,7; 66:18-21; Jeremiah 16:19; Hosea 2:23; Joel 2:32; Micah 4:1,2; 5:7; Zechariah 2:11; 8:20-23; Malachi 1:11
  • the Gentiles Genesis 48:16; Numbers 6:27; Isaiah 43:7; 65:1
  • who Numbers 24:23; Isaiah 45:7,8; Daniel 4:35

 

Acts 15:18 SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.

KJV Acts 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

  • Acts 17:26; Numbers 23:19; Isaiah 41:22,23; 44:7; 46:9,10; Matthew 13:35; 25:34; Ephesians 1:4,11; 3:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:20; Revelation 13:8; 17:8

Acts 15:19 "Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,

KJV Acts 15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:

  • that Acts 15:10,24,28; Galatians 1:7-10; 2:4; 5:11,12
  • turned Acts 26:20; Isaiah 55:7; Hosea 14:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:9

Acts 15:20 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.

KJV 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.

  • from pollutions Acts 15:29; Genesis 35:2; Exodus 20:3-5,23; 34:15,16; Numbers 25:2; Psalms 106:37-39; Ezekiel 20:30,31; 1 Corinthians 8:1,4-13; 10:20-22,28; Revelation 2:14,20; 9:20; 10:2,8
  • fornication 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:9,13,18; 7:2; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 12:16; 13:4; 1 Peter 4:3
  • things Acts 21:25; Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 3:17; 7:23-27; 17:10-14; Deuteronomy 12:16,23-25; 14:21; Deuteronomy 15:23; 1 Samuel 14:32; Ezekiel 4:14; 33:25; 1 Timothy 4:4,5

 

Acts 15:21 "For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath."

KJV Acts 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

  • sabbath Acts 13:15,27; Nehemiah 8:1-12; Luke 4:16

 

Acts 15:22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas--Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,

KJV Acts 15:22  Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:

  • pleased Acts 15:23,25; 6:4,5; 2 Samuel 3:36; 2 Chronicles 30:4,12
  • to send Acts 15:27; 8:14; 11:22
  • Barsabas Acts 1:23
  • Silas Acts 15:27,32,40; 16:19,25,29; 17:4,10,14; 18:5; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; 1 Peter 5:12 Silvanus

Acts 15:23   and they sent this letter by them, "The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to the brethren in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, greetings.

KJV Acts 15:23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:

  • The apostles Acts 15:4,22
  • greeting Acts 23:26; Romans 16:3-16; James 1:1; 2 John 1:3,13; 3 John 1:14
  • brethren Acts 11:18; 14:27; 21:25
  • Syria Acts 15:41; 18:18; 21:3; Galatians 1:21

 

Acts 15:24 "Since we have heard that some of our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed you with their words, unsettling your souls,

KJV Acts 15:24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:

  • that certain Jeremiah 23:16; Galatians 2:4; 5:4,12; 2 Timothy 2:14; Titus 1:10,11; 1 John 2:19
  • Ye must Acts 15:1,9,10; Galatians 2:3,4; 6:12,13

 

Acts 15:25 it seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

KJV Acts 15:25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

  • seemed Acts 15:28; Matthew 11:26; Luke 1:3
  • being Acts 15:6; 1:14; 2:1,46; 1 Corinthians 1:10
  • to send Acts 15:22,27
  • our Romans 16:12; Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4:7,9; Philemon 1:16; 2 Peter 3:15
  • Barnabas Acts 15:2,35; Galatians 2:9

Acts 15:26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

KJV Acts 15:26  Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • hazarded Acts 13:50; 14:19; Judges 5:18; 1 Corinthians 15:30; 2 Corinthians 11:23-27; Philippians 2:29,30

 

Acts 15:27 "Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will also report the same things by word of mouth.

KJV Acts 15:27  We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.

  • Judas who 2 John 1:12; 3 John 1:13
  • mouth Gr. word.

 

Acts 15:28 "For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:

KJV Acts 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

  • it John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 7:25,40; 14:37; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; 1 Peter 1:12
  • greater Matthew 11:30; 23:4; Revelation 2:24

 

Acts 15:29 that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell."

KJV Acts 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

  • ye abstain Acts 15:20; 21:25; Leviticus 17:14; Romans 14:14,15,20,21; 1 Corinthians 10:18-20; Revelation 2:14,20
  • if ye 2 Corinthians 11:9; 1 Timothy 5:22; James 1:27; 1 John 5:21; Jude 1:20,21,24
  • Fare Acts 18:21; 23:30; Luke 9:61; 2 Corinthians 13:11

 

Acts 15:30 So when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch; and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

KJV Acts 15:30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:

  • and Acts 6:2; 21:22
  • delivered Acts 16:4; 23:33

Acts 15:31 When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

KJV Acts 15:31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

  • they rejoiced Acts 15:1,10; 16:5; Galatians 2:4,5; 5:1; Philippians 3:3
  • consolation or, exhortation.
     

Acts 15:32 Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message.

KJV Acts 15:32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

  • being Acts 2:17,18; 11:23,27; 13:1; Matthew 23:34; Luke 11:49; Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 12:28,29; 1 Corinthians 14:3,29,32; Ephesians 3:5; 4:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:20
  • exhorted Acts 2:40; 11:23; 14:22; 18:23; 20:2; Romans 12:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:11; 4:1; 5:14; 2 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 Timothy 2:1; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 2:6-15; 1 Peter 5:1,12
  • confirmed Acts 15:41; Isaiah 35:3,4; Daniel 11:1; 1 Corinthians 1:8; Ephesians 4:12,13; 1 Thessalonians 3:2; 1 Peter 5:10

 

Acts 15:33 After they had spent time there, they were sent away from the brethren in peace to those who had sent them out.

KJV Acts 15:33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.

  • they were Acts 16:36; Genesis 26:29; Exodus 4:18; 1 Corinthians 16:11; Hebrews 11:31; 2 John 1:10

 

Acts 15:34 But it seemed good to Silas to remain there.

KJV Acts 15:34  Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

  • it pleased Acts 11:25,26; 18:27; 1 Corinthians 16:12

 

Acts 15:35 But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching with many others also, the word of the Lord.

KJV Acts 15:35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

  • continued Acts 13:1; 14:28
  • teaching 28:31; Matthew 28:19,20; Colossians 1:28; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 4:2

Acts 15:36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are."

KJV Acts 15:36  And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.

  • Cir A.M. 4058. A.D. 54. Let. 7:23; Exodus 4:18; Jeremiah 23:2; Matthew 25:36,43
  • in every Acts 13:4,13,14,51; 14:1,6,21,24,25
  • and see Romans 1:11; 2 Corinthians 11:28; Philippians 1:27; 1 Thessalonians 2:17,18; 3:6,10,11; 2 Timothy 1:4

 

Acts 15:37 Barnabas wanted to take John, called Mark, along with them also.

KJV Acts 15:37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.

  • John 12:12,25; 13:5,13; Colossians 4:10; 2 Timothy 4:11; Philemon 1:24

 

Acts 15:38 But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.

KJV Acts 15:38  But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

  • who Acts 13:13; Psalms 78:9; Proverbs 25:19; Luke 9:61; 14:27-34; James 1:8

 

Acts 15:39 And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.

KJV Acts 15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;

  • the contention Acts 15:2; 6:1; Psalms 106:33; 119:96; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 7:18-21; James 3:2
  • and sailed Acts 4:36; 11:20; 13:4-12; 27:4

 

Acts 15:40 40  But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

KJV Acts 15:40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

  • chose Acts 15:22,32; 16:1-3
  • being Acts 13:3; 14:26; 20:32; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 2 Timothy 4:22; Titus 3:15; 2 John 1:10,11

Acts 15:41  And he was traveling through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. 

KJV Acts 15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

  • through Acts 15:23; 18:18; 21:3; Galatians 1:21
  • confirming Acts 15:32; 16:4,5

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