Acts 15:31

When they had read it (anagnonte). Second aorist active participle of anaginwskw. Public reading, of course, to the church. They rejoiced (ecarhsan). Second aorist (ingressive) passive indicative of cairw. They burst into exultant joy showing clearly that they did not consider it a weak compromise, but a glorious victory of Gentile liberty. For the consolation (epi th paraklhsei). The encouragement, the cheer in the letter. See parekalesan in verse Matthew 32 . Consolation and exhortation run into one another in this word.