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Paul and Barnabas appointed elders
for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
Acts 14:23 in Other Translations
And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Paul and Barnabas also appointed elders in every church. With prayer and fasting, they turned the elders over to the care of the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
Paul and Barnabas handpicked leaders in each church. After praying - their prayers intensified by fasting - they presented these new leaders to the Master to whom they had entrusted their lives.
When they had appointed elders in every church and prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Acts 14:23 In-Context
They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch,
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.
Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,
and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
Or "Barnabas ordained elders" ; or "Barnabas had elders elected"
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