Judas and Silas,1 who themselves were prophets,2 said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
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After spending some time there, they were sent off by the brothers with the blessing of peace3 to return to those who had sent them.
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But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached4 the word of the Lord.5
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Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns6 where we preached the word of the Lord 7 and see how they are doing."
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Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark,8 with them,
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but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them9 in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work.
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They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,
but Paul chose Silas10 and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.11
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He went through Syria12 and Cilicia,13 strengthening the churches.14
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