Acts 15:37

37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was 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 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
36 And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.
37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.
38 But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.
39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;