Acts 12:25

25 And Barnabas and Saul returned to[a] Jerusalem after they had completed their relief mission, on which they took John Mark.[b]

Acts 12:25 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 12:25

And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem
Two of Beza's exemplars, the Complutensian edition and the Syriac version, add, "unto Antioch"; and certain it is, that from thence they were sent, and thither they returned, for we find them there in the beginning of the next chapter:

when they had fulfilled their ministry;
which was the carrying the relief, or the money collected by the Christians at Antioch, for the brethren in Judea, on account of the famine that was there:

and took with them John, whose surname was Mark:
the son of Mary, at whose house the disciples were met together, and praying; and where Peter first went, after he was delivered from prison, ( Acts 12:12 ) him they brought with them from Jerusalem to Antioch, being a kinsman of Barnabas; and a man of promising gifts and usefulness, and judged to be a fit companion with them in their travels, for the spread of the Gospel.

Acts 12:25 In-Context

23 At once an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the glory to God, and he became infected with worms and died.
24 Then God's message flourished and multiplied.
25 And Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem after they had completed their relief mission, on which they took John Mark.

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Other mss read from
  • [b]. Lit John who was called Mark