The men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter.
The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message.
Judas and Silas,1 who themselves were prophets,2 said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
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.a35
But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached4 the word of the Lord.5