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Acts 15:32-40 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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32 Judas and Silas, good preachers both of them, strengthened their new friends with many words of courage and hope. 32 Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
33 Then it was time to go home. They were sent off by their new friends with laughter and embraces all around to report back to those who had sent them. 33 After spending some time there, they were sent off by the brothers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent them.
35 Paul and Barnabas stayed on in Antioch, teaching and preaching the Word of God. But they weren't alone. There were a number of teachers and preachers at that time in Antioch. 35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord.
36 After a few days of this, Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's go back and visit all our friends in each of the towns where we preached the Word of God. Let's see how they're doing." 36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing."
37 Barnabas wanted to take John along, the John nicknamed Mark. 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,
38 But Paul wouldn't have him; he wasn't about to take along a quitter who, as soon as the going got tough, had jumped ship on them in Pamphylia. 38 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work.
39 Tempers flared, and they ended up going their separate ways: Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus; 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,
40 Paul chose Silas and, offered up by their friends to the grace of the Master, 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.
41 went to Syria and Cilicia to build up muscle and sinew in those congregations. 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.