Acts 15:26

26 who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 15:26 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 15:26

Men that have hazarded their lives
As at Antioch, in Pisidia, where a persecution was raised against them, and they were expelled out of the coasts of that place; and at Lystra, where Paul was stoned, and left for dead, ( Acts 13:50 ) ( 14:19 ) and this they did, not for any sinister and selfish ends, for any worldly gain, or vain glory, and popular applause, but

for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the sake of his Gospel, and the enlargement of his interest, and kingdom in the world; and therefore were worthy of esteem, and ought to be regarded and attended to, and greatly to be preferred to false teachers; who only sought themselves, their worldly honour, and ease, and would sacrifice nothing, nor hazard anything, for the sake of Christ.

Acts 15:26 In-Context

24 Because we have heard that some to whom we gave no authorization went out from us and troubled you with their words and unsettled your hearts,
25 we have unanimously decided to select men and send them to you along with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
26 who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
27 Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who will personally report the same things by word of mouth.
28 For it was the Holy Spirit's decision-and ours-to put no greater burden on you than these necessary things: