Acts 15:31-40 CSB

31 When they read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.
32 Both Judas and Silas, who were also prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers and strengthened them with a long message.
33 After spending some time there, they were sent back in peace by the brothers to those who had sent them.a b

References for Acts 15:33

    • i 15:33 - Other mss read the brothers to the apostles
    • j 15:33 - Other mss add v. 34: But Silas decided to stay there.
      35 But Paul and Barnabas, along with many others, remained in Antioch teaching and proclaiming the message of the Lord.

      Paul and Barnabas Part Company

      36 After some time had passed, Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's go back and visit the brothers in every town where we have preached the message of the Lord, and see how they're doing."

      References for Acts 15:36

          37 Barnabas wanted to take along John Mark.c

          References for Acts 15:37

            • k 15:37 - Lit John who was called Mark
              38 But Paul did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.
              39 There was such a sharp disagreement that they parted company, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed off to Cyprus.
              40 Then Paul chose Silas and departed, after being commended to the grace of the Lord by the brothers.
              41 He traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.