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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Acts 15

Introduction

1Great dissensions arise touching circumcision.
5The apostles consult about it,
22and send their determination by letters to the churches.
36Paul and Barnabas, thinking to visit the brethren together, disagree, and travel different ways.

Verse 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
21:20; Galatians 2:4,12,13
the brethren
Except
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
Reciprocal: Acts 11:2 - they; Acts 15:31 - they rejoiced; Romans 16:17 - cause; 1 Corinthians 2:15 - yet; 2 Corinthians 11:13 - false; Galatians 1:7 - but; Galatians 5:2 - that; Galatians 5:10 - but; Galatians 5:12 - trouble; Galatians 6:12 - they constrain; 1 Thessalonians 2:2 - much; 1 Timothy 1:7 - to; Titus 1:10 - specially

Verse 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
7; Galatians 1:6-10; 2:5; Jude 1:3
they determined
25; Exodus 18:23; Galatians 2:1,2
certain
22,27; 10:23; 11:12
should
4,22,23; 1 Samuel 8:7; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Galatians 2:2; Philemon 1:8,9
the apostles
6,23; 21:18; 1 Corinthians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 11:5
Reciprocal: Proverbs 17:14 - leave; Proverbs 28:4 - but; Ecclesiastes 10:10 - wisdom; Acts 4:36 - Barnabas; Acts 9:27 - Barnabas; Acts 11:22 - tidings; Acts 13:48 - ordained; Acts 15:39 - the contention; 2 Corinthians 2:1 - I determined; 2 Corinthians 11:26 - journeyings; Galatians 5:10 - but; Galatians 5:12 - trouble; Philippians 2:14 - disputings; 1 Thessalonians 2:2 - much; 1 Timothy 6:4 - words; 2 Timothy 2:24 - must

Verse 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
21:5; 28:15; Romans 15:24; 1 Corinthians 16:6,11; Titus 3:13; 3 John 1:6-8
passed
8:14; 11:19
declaring
12; 14:27; 21:19,20
they caused
11:18; 13:48,52; Isaiah 60:4,5; 66:12-14; Luke 15:5-10,23,24,32
Reciprocal: Genesis 18:16 - to bring; Psalm 51:13 - converted; Luke 15:6 - his; John 4:41 - many; John 12:40 - and be; Acts 2:39 - and to all; Acts 3:19 - be; Acts 15:4 - all; Acts 20:38 - and

Verse 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
18:27; 21:17; Matthew 10:40; Romans 15:7; Colossians 4:10; 2 John 1:10; 3 John 1:8-10
all
3,12; 14:27; 21:19; Romans 15:18; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 6:1
Reciprocal: Acts 7:25 - God; Acts 8:14 - when; Acts 11:30 - to the; Acts 14:23 - elders; Acts 15:2 - should; Acts 15:23 - The apostles; Acts 18:22 - the church; Acts 20:17 - the elders; Galatians 2:2 - communicated; 1 Timothy 5:1 - an elder; James 5:14 - for; 1 Peter 5:1 - elders

Verse 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.
21:20; 26:5,6; Philippians 3:5-8
That it
1,24; Galatians 5:1-3
Reciprocal: Matthew 3:7 - the Pharisees; Acts 11:2 - they; Acts 24:5 - the sect; Acts 28:22 - sect; 1 Corinthians 7:18 - being; 1 Corinthians 11:19 - heresies; Galatians 6:12 - they constrain

Verse 6

And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
25; 6:2; 21:18; Proverbs 15:22; Matthew 18:20; Hebrews 13:7,17
Reciprocal: Proverbs 11:14 - General; Matthew 18:17 - tell; Acts 11:30 - to the; Acts 14:23 - elders; Acts 16:4 - they delivered; Acts 20:17 - the elders; Galatians 2:6 - in; 1 Timothy 5:1 - an elder; 1 Peter 5:1 - elders

Verse 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
2,39; Philippians 2:14
ye know
10:5,6,20,32-48; 11:12-18; Matthew 16:18,19
God
1:24; 9:15; 13:2; 1 Chronicles 28:4,5; John 3:27; 15:16; Galatians 2:7-9
by my
1:16; 3:18; 4:25; Exodus 4:12; Jeremiah 1:9; Romans 10:17,18
Reciprocal: Numbers 16:5 - even him; Joel 2:28 - upon; Matthew 18:17 - tell; Matthew 21:41 - and will let out; Acts 1:13 - Peter; Acts 7:25 - God; Acts 13:15 - Ye men; Acts 15:14 - declared; Galatians 2:9 - James; Ephesians 2:8 - through

Verse 8

And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
which
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
14:3; John 5:37; Hebrews 2:4
giving
2:4; 4:31; 10:44,45; 11:15-17
Reciprocal: Joel 2:28 - upon; Luke 16:15 - God; John 14:26 - Holy Ghost; John 15:26 - he; Acts 2:39 - and to all; Acts 10:28 - but; Acts 10:47 - General; Acts 11:17 - as God; Acts 13:22 - to whom; Romans 8:27 - And he; Romans 10:12 - there is no; Romans 14:3 - for; 2 Corinthians 11:11 - God; Galatians 3:2 - Received; Hebrews 6:4 - partakers; 2 Peter 1:1 - have

Verse 9

And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
put
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
10:15,28,43,44; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Hebrews 9:13,14; 1 Peter 1:22
Reciprocal: Numbers 19:12 - He shall purify; Psalm 24:4 - pure; Psalm 51:10 - clean; Proverbs 16:6 - mercy; Proverbs 21:8 - but; Ezekiel 47:22 - they shall have; Zechariah 14:20 - shall there; Matthew 5:8 - are; John 17:17 - Sanctify; Acts 10:35 - in; Acts 10:47 - General; Acts 11:9 - What; Acts 11:17 - as God; Acts 15:24 - Ye must; Acts 26:18 - faith; Romans 10:12 - there is no; Romans 14:3 - for; 2 Thessalonians 2:13 - belief; 1 Timothy 1:5 - a pure; Titus 2:14 - purify; James 2:14 - though; James 4:8 - purify; 2 Peter 1:1 - have; 1 John 3:3 - purifieth

Verse 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
Reciprocal: Nehemiah 3:5 - put not; Lamentations 5:5 - Our necks are under persecution; Matthew 11:30 - my yoke; Acts 15:19 - that; Acts 15:24 - Ye must; Acts 15:31 - they rejoiced; 1 Corinthians 8:1 - touching; Galatians 2:14 - why; Galatians 4:3 - in; 1 Timothy 6:1 - servants

Verse 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
Reciprocal: Acts 16:31 - Believe; Romans 3:21 - righteousness; 2 Corinthians 4:13 - the same; Galatians 2:14 - why; Ephesians 2:5 - grace ye; Ephesians 4:4 - as; 2 Thessalonians 2:16 - through; 1 Timothy 1:14 - the grace

Verse 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
4; 14:27; 21:19
Reciprocal: Exodus 18:1 - God; Numbers 23:23 - What hath; Joshua 22:33 - the thing; 1 Samuel 14:45 - he hath; Psalm 31:19 - wrought; Acts 4:36 - Barnabas; Acts 15:3 - declaring; Acts 19:11 - General; Acts 21:22 - the multitude; Romans 1:13 - even; Romans 15:18 - which; Romans 15:19 - mighty; Galatians 2:2 - communicated; Galatians 2:7 - when; Galatians 2:8 - the same

Verse 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
12:17; 21:18; Mark 15:40; Galatians 1:19; 2:9,12; James 1:1
Men
2:14,22,29; 7:2; 22:1
Reciprocal: Matthew 10:3 - James; Mark 3:18 - James; Luke 6:15 - James; Acts 1:13 - James; Acts 1:16 - Men

Verse 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
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
Reciprocal: Exodus 3:16 - visited; Psalm 48:13 - consider; Psalm 106:4 - visit; Song of Solomon 8:8 - a little; Isaiah 14:1 - the strangers; Isaiah 23:17 - visit; Zechariah 8:20 - there; Matthew 3:9 - God; Luke 13:19 - and it; John 10:16 - them; Acts 2:39 - and to all; Acts 13:47 - that thou; Acts 18:10 - for; Acts 28:28 - sent; Romans 9:24 - not of the Jews; Ephesians 2:13 - were; Titus 2:14 - unto; 1 Peter 2:12 - the day

Verse 15

And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
13:47; Romans 15:8-12
Reciprocal: Daniel 10:21 - I will; Amos 9:11 - that day; Galatians 3:8 - foreseeing; 1 John 5:8 - and these

Verse 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
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:36 - David; Job 22:18 - he filled; Psalm 80:14 - Return; Song of Solomon 8:9 - we will; Isaiah 16:5 - in the; Jeremiah 31:4 - build; Jeremiah 31:28 - so; Jeremiah 42:10 - then; Hosea 3:5 - and David their king

Verse 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
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:36 - David; Isaiah 16:5 - in the; Isaiah 60:3 - the Gentiles; Isaiah 63:19 - they were not called by thy name; Zechariah 14:16 - that every; Acts 17:27 - they; Acts 28:28 - sent; Colossians 3:11 - there; 2 Timothy 2:19 - Let

Verse 18

Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
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
Reciprocal: Job 28:23 - General; Psalm 33:11 - all generations; Isaiah 41:4 - calling; Isaiah 42:9 - new things; Isaiah 48:5 - even; Jeremiah 32:17 - there; Daniel 5:26 - God; Daniel 10:21 - I will; Zechariah 8:20 - there; Zechariah 14:7 - which; Malachi 1:11 - my name; John 6:64 - For; Acts 2:23 - being; Acts 18:10 - for; Romans 3:25 - set forth; Romans 4:17 - calleth; Romans 11:2 - which he foreknew; 2 Timothy 1:9 - before; Titus 1:2 - before

Verse 19

Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
that
10,24,28; Galatians 1:7-10; 2:4; 5:11,12
turned
26:20; Isaiah 55:7; Hosea 14:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:9
Reciprocal: Luke 1:3 - seemed; Acts 9:35 - turned; Acts 11:21 - turned; 1 Corinthians 7:18 - being; 1 Corinthians 8:1 - touching; Galatians 2:14 - why

Verse 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
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
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
Reciprocal: Exodus 22:31 - neither; Leviticus 7:26 - ye shall eat; Mark 7:15 - nothing; Acts 10:15 - What; Acts 16:3 - and took; Colossians 2:16 - in meat; 1 Peter 2:11 - abstain

Verse 21

For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
sabbath
13:15,27; Nehemiah 8:1-12; Luke 4:16
Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:17 - blood; Leviticus 23:3 - General; Deuteronomy 31:11 - shalt read; 2 Chronicles 17:9 - the book; Nehemiah 8:2 - congregation; Nehemiah 8:3 - he read; Nehemiah 13:1 - they read; Ezekiel 33:25 - Ye eat; Mark 7:15 - nothing; Luke 16:29 - have; Acts 6:11 - against Moses; Acts 17:1 - where; 1 Timothy 4:4 - and; James 1:1 - scattered; Revelation 2:14 - eat

Verse 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
23,25; 6:4,5; 2 Samuel 3:36; 2 Chronicles 30:4,12
to send
27; 8:14; 11:22
Barsabas
1:23
Silas
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
Reciprocal: Acts 11:19 - Antioch; Acts 14:26 - to Antioch; Acts 21:22 - the multitude; 2 Corinthians 8:19 - but; Galatians 2:9 - James

Verse 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
4,22
greeting
23:26; Romans 16:3-16; James 1:1; 2 John 1:3,13; 3 John 1:14
brethren
11:18; 14:27; 21:25
Syria
41; 18:18; 21:3; Galatians 1:21
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 29:1 - of the letter; Matthew 4:24 - Syria; Matthew 18:18 - General; Acts 6:3 - brethren; Acts 6:9 - Cilicia; Acts 11:30 - to the; Acts 14:23 - elders; Acts 15:1 - the brethren; Acts 18:22 - he went; Acts 20:17 - the elders; Acts 21:18 - all; Acts 21:39 - Cilicia; Acts 22:3 - a city; Acts 27:5 - Cilicia; Romans 1:7 - To all; Galatians 2:9 - we should; 1 Peter 5:1 - elders

Verse 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
1,9,10; Galatians 2:3,4; 6:12,13
Reciprocal: Acts 15:5 - That it; Acts 15:19 - that; Acts 21:20 - and they; Romans 16:17 - cause; 1 Corinthians 7:18 - being; 2 Corinthians 11:13 - false; Galatians 1:7 - but; Galatians 2:14 - why; Galatians 5:2 - that; Galatians 5:10 - but; Galatians 6:17 - let; 2 Timothy 3:8 - resist; Titus 3:11 - is subverted

Verse 25

It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
seemed
28; Matthew 11:26; Luke 1:3
being
6; 1:14; 2:1,46; 1 Corinthians 1:10
to send
22,27
our
Romans 16:12; Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4:7,9; Philemon 1:16; 2 Peter 3:15
Barnabas
2,35; Galatians 2:9
Reciprocal: Genesis 9:4 - the life; Acts 9:27 - Barnabas; 2 Corinthians 8:19 - but; Galatians 2:1 - Barnabas; Galatians 2:7 - when

Verse 26

Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
hazarded
13:50; 14:19; Judges 5:18; 1 Corinthians 15:30; 2 Corinthians 11:23-27; Philippians 2:29,30
Reciprocal: Acts 9:27 - Barnabas; Acts 16:19 - they; Galatians 2:7 - when

Verse 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.
Reciprocal: Acts 15:25 - to send; Acts 17:4 - Silas; 1 Thessalonians 1:1 - Silvanus

Verse 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
Reciprocal: Exodus 4:14 - anger; Luke 1:3 - seemed; John 14:26 - Holy Ghost; Acts 15:19 - that; Acts 15:25 - seemed; Acts 16:4 - they delivered; 1 Corinthians 7:18 - being; 1 Corinthians 9:21 - them; Galatians 2:14 - why

Verse 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
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
18:21; 23:30; Luke 9:61; 2 Corinthians 13:11
Reciprocal: Genesis 9:4 - the life; Leviticus 3:17 - blood; Leviticus 7:26 - ye shall eat; Leviticus 11:8 - they are unclean; Leviticus 17:10 - that eateth; Deuteronomy 12:16 - General; 1 Samuel 14:32 - did eat; Ezekiel 33:25 - Ye eat; Acts 10:15 - What; Acts 16:4 - they delivered; 1 Corinthians 5:1 - fornication; 1 Corinthians 8:1 - touching; Galatians 2:14 - why; 1 Thessalonians 4:3 - that; 1 Timothy 4:4 - and; Hebrews 12:16 - any fornicator; 1 Peter 2:11 - abstain; 2 Peter 1:19 - ye do; 3 John 1:6 - do well

Verse 30

So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:
and
6:2; 21:22
delivered
16:4; 23:33
Reciprocal: Acts 14:26 - to Antioch; Acts 18:22 - he went; Galatians 2:11 - to Antioch

Verse 31

Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.
they rejoiced
1,10; 16:5; Galatians 2:4,5; 5:1; Philippians 3:3
consolation
or, exhortation.
Reciprocal: Joshua 22:33 - the thing; Acts 13:48 - they

Verse 32

And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.
being
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
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
41; Isaiah 35:3,4; Daniel 11:1; 1 Corinthians 1:8; Ephesians 4:12,13; 1 Thessalonians 3:2; 1 Peter 5:10
Reciprocal: Acts 15:22 - Silas; Acts 15:40 - chose; Acts 17:4 - Silas; 1 Thessalonians 1:1 - Silvanus

Verse 33

And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.
they were
16:36; Genesis 26:29; Exodus 4:18; 1 Corinthians 16:11; Hebrews 11:31; 2 John 1:10

Verse 34

Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
it pleased
11:25,26; 18:27; 1 Corinthians 16:12
Reciprocal: 1 Thessalonians 1:1 - Silvanus

Verse 35

Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
continued
13:1; 14:28
teaching
28:31; Matthew 28:19,20; Colossians 1:28; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 4:2
Reciprocal: Acts 9:27 - Barnabas; Acts 11:19 - Antioch; Acts 11:22 - and they; Acts 15:25 - Barnabas; Acts 18:22 - he went; 1 Corinthians 14:36 - came

Verse 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
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
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:18 - look; 2 Kings 4:26 - Is it well with thee; 2 Kings 4:38 - Elisha; Esther 2:11 - how Esther did; Song of Solomon 6:11 - to see the; Song of Solomon 7:12 - let us see; John 11:7 - Let; 1 Corinthians 9:6 - Barnabas; 1 Corinthians 14:36 - came; Galatians 2:1 - Barnabas; 1 Thessalonians 3:5 - I sent

Verse 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
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 20:8 - fearful; Jeremiah 20:9 - I will; Daniel 11:35 - some; Luke 9:62 - No; Acts 4:36 - Barnabas; Acts 16:3 - would; 1 Corinthians 9:6 - Barnabas; 2 Corinthians 2:1 - I determined; Galatians 2:11 - because; 1 Timothy 5:21 - without preferring

Verse 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
13:13; Psalms 78:9; Proverbs 25:19; Luke 9:61; 14:27-34; James 1:8
Reciprocal: Exodus 13:17 - the people repent; Deuteronomy 20:8 - fearful; Job 34:27 - turned; Jeremiah 20:9 - I will; Jonah 1:3 - to flee; Luke 9:62 - No; Acts 2:10 - Pamphylia; Acts 14:24 - Pisidia; Acts 27:5 - Pamphylia; Philippians 2:21 - all; 1 Timothy 5:21 - without preferring; 2 Timothy 4:10 - hath

Verse 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
2; 6:1; Psalms 106:33; 119:96; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 7:18-21; James 3:2
and sailed
4:36; 11:20; 13:4-12; 27:4
Reciprocal: Exodus 31:6 - I have given; Judges 5:15 - For the; Proverbs 18:19 - brother; Ecclesiastes 4:9 - are; Acts 11:19 - Cyprus; Acts 15:7 - much; Acts 21:3 - Cyprus; Acts 21:16 - Cyprus; Philippians 2:14 - disputings; 2 Timothy 4:11 - Mark

Verse 40

And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.
chose
22,32; 16:1-3
being
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
Reciprocal: Exodus 31:6 - I have given; Ecclesiastes 4:9 - are; Acts 16:3 - would; Acts 17:4 - Silas; 2 Corinthians 11:26 - journeyings; 2 Corinthians 11:28 - the care; 1 Thessalonians 1:1 - Silvanus

Verse 41

And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.
through
23; 18:18; 21:3; Galatians 1:21
confirming
32; 16:4,5 Reciprocal: Matthew 4:24 - Syria; Acts 6:9 - Cilicia; Acts 14:22 - Confirming; Acts 18:23 - strengthening; Acts 20:2 - given; Acts 21:39 - Cilicia; Acts 22:3 - a city; Acts 23:34 - Cilicia; Acts 27:5 - Cilicia; Romans 16:4 - also; 2 Corinthians 11:26 - journeyings; 2 Corinthians 11:28 - the care

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-15.html.