Acts 21:17

Paul Visits James

17 When we had come to Jerusalem, 1the brothers received us gladly.

Acts 21:17 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 21:17

And when we were come to Jerusalem
That is, Paul and his companions, attended with the disciples of Caesarea, and Mnason the old disciple with them:

the brethren received us gladly;
readily, willingly, and cheerfully; they did not treat them with an air of coldness and indifference, or look shy on them, or show any resentment to them, notwithstanding the various reports which had been brought them, concerning the ministry of the apostle among the Gentiles.

Acts 21:17 In-Context

15 After these days we got ready and went up to Jerusalem.
16 And some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us, bringing us to the house of Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge.
17 When we had come to Jerusalem, the brothers received us gladly.
18 On the following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present.
19 After greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver. 7; [Acts 15:4]
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