Acts 15:37

37 Barnabas wanted to take John Mark with them,

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 Paul and Barnabas spent some time in Antioch, and together with many others they 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 every town where we preached the word of the Lord, and let us find out how they are getting along."
37 Barnabas wanted to take John Mark with them,
38 but Paul did not think it was right to take him, because he had not stayed with them to the end of their mission, but had turned back and left them in Pamphylia.
39 There was a sharp argument, and they separated: Barnabas took Mark and sailed off for Cyprus,
Scripture taken from the Good News Translation - Second Edition, Copyright 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.