Acts 15:37

37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,

Acts 15:37 in Other Translations

KJV
37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.
ESV
37 Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark.
NLT
37 Barnabas agreed and wanted to take along John Mark.
MSG
37 Barnabas wanted to take John along, the John nicknamed Mark.
CSB
37 Barnabas wanted to take along John Mark.

Acts 15:37 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 15:37

And Barnabas determined
Or consulted, and contrived in his own mind, and purposed within himself; the Alexandrian copy, and two of Beza's, the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions read, "he would", or was willing; he had a mind, a very great desire,

to take with them John, whose surname was Mark;
of whom see ( Acts 12:12 ) he being his sister's son, ( Colossians 4:10 ) him they brought with them to Antioch, when they returned from Jerusalem thither, where they had been sent by the church at Antioch, with money for the relief of the poor saints; see ( Acts 11:29 Acts 11:30 ) ( 12:25 ) and who seems to have come with them from Jerusalem again; for thither he went, when he parted from them at Pamphylia, ( Acts 13:13 ) .

Acts 15:37 In-Context

35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord.
36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.”
37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,
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 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,

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