The messengers went at once to Antioch, where they called a general meeting of the believers and delivered the letter.
And there was great joy throughout the church that day as they read this encouraging message.
Then Judas and Silas, both being prophets, spoke at length to the believers, encouraging and strengthening their faith.
They stayed for a while, and then the believers sent them back to the church in Jerusalem with a blessing of peace.
References for Acts 15:33
Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch. They and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord there.
After some time Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s go back and visit each city where we previously preached the word of the Lord, to see how the new believers are doing.”
Barnabas agreed and wanted to take along John Mark.
But Paul disagreed strongly, since John Mark had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in their work.
Their disagreement was so sharp that they separated. Barnabas took John Mark with him and sailed for Cyprus.
Paul chose Silas, and as he left, the believers entrusted him to the Lord’s gracious care.