Acts 15:30
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New International Version
So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter.

New Living Translation
The messengers went at once to Antioch, where they called a general meeting of the believers and delivered the letter.

English Standard Version
So when they were sent off, they went down to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

Berean Study Bible
So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they assembled the congregation and delivered the letter.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore indeed having been sent off, they went to Antioch, and having gathered the multitude, they delivered the letter.

New American Standard Bible
So when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch; and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

King James Bible
So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then, being sent off, they went down to Antioch, and after gathering the assembly, they delivered the letter.

International Standard Version
So the men were sent on their way and arrived in Antioch. They gathered the congregation together and delivered the letter.

NET Bible
So when they were dismissed, they went down to Antioch, and after gathering the entire group together, they delivered the letter.

New Heart English Bible
So, when they were sent off, they came to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those who were sent came to Antiakia, and they gathered all the people and gave them the letter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the men were sent on their way and arrived in the city of Antioch. They gathered the congregation together and delivered the letter.

New American Standard 1977
So, when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch; and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch; and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle,

King James 2000 Bible
So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:

American King James Version
So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter:

American Standard Version
So they, when they were dismissed, came down to Antioch; and having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They therefore being dismissed, went down to Antioch; and gathering together the multitude, delivered the epistle.

Darby Bible Translation
They therefore, being let go, came to Antioch, and having gathered the multitude delivered to [them] the epistle.

English Revised Version
So they, when they were dismissed, came down to Antioch; and having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle.

Webster's Bible Translation
So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had convened the multitude, they delivered the epistle.

Weymouth New Testament
They, therefore, having been solemnly sent, came down to Antioch, where they called together the whole assembly and delivered the letter.

World English Bible
So, when they were sent off, they came to Antioch. Having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter.

Young's Literal Translation
They then, indeed, having been let go, went to Antioch, and having brought the multitude together, did deliver the epistle,
Study Bible
The Believers at Antioch Rejoice
29You must abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.” 30So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they assembled the congregation and delivered the letter. 31When the people read it, they rejoiced at its encouraging message.…
Cross References
Acts 11:19
Meanwhile, those scattered by the persecution that began with Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message only to Jews.

Acts 11:20
But some of them, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks as well, proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus.

Acts 11:27
In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

Acts 15:22
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to select men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas called Barsabbas and Silas, two leaders among the brothers,

Acts 15:31
When the people read it, they rejoiced at its encouraging message.
Treasury of Scripture

So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter:

and.

Acts 6:2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples to them, and …

Acts 21:22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for …

delivered.

Acts 16:4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees …

Acts 23:33 Who, when they came to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, …

(30) When they were dismissed, they came to Antioch.--It is natural, in the absence of anything to the contrary, to infer that they returned, as they had come, through Samaria and Phnicia, and gladdened the hearts of the disciples there by telling them of the triumph which had been won at Jerusalem for the cause of freedom.

They delivered the epistle.--We can picture to ourselves the eager excitement of that moment, the listening crowds, the letter, which as a formal missive would be sealed and tied round with thread, solemnly opened and read out aloud, mortification and murmurs on the one side, clamorous applause on the other, as each sentence repudiated the claims of the Judaisers and confirmed the principles and the work of St. Paul and Barnabas. To the Gentile converts it was, indeed--won, as it had been, after a hard battle--as the great charter of their freedom.

Verse 30. - They, when they were dismissed, came down for when they were dismissed, they came, A.V.; having gathered for when they had gathered, A.V. The multitude does not exactly express the idea of τὸ πλῆθος, which is the fullness or the whole of the body spoken cf. Thus Luke 1:10, Πᾶν τὸ πλῆθος τοῦ λαοῦ is "The whole congregation;" Luke 2:13, Πλῆθος στρατιᾶς οὐρανίου is "The whole heavenly host;" Luke 19:37, Ἄπαν τὸ πλῆθος τῶν μαθητῶν, "The whole company of the disciples;" also Acts 6:2 and Acts 4:32, Τὸ πλῆθος τῶν πιστευσάντων is "The whole company of believers;" Acts 22:36, Τὸ πλῆθος τοῦ λαοῦ is "The whole body of the people;" in ver. 12 of this chapter, Πᾶν τὸ πλῆθος is "The whole Church of Jerusalem." So here, Τὸ πλῆθος means "The whole Church." So when they were dismissed,.... That is, Paul and Barnabas, with Judas and Silas, by the apostles, elders, and church at Jerusalem:

they came to Antioch; or "came down to Antioch", as the Alexandrian copy, the Vulgate Latin, and Ethiopic versions read, agreeably to Acts 15:1

and when they had gathered the multitude together; the whole church, which consisted of many members; the company, or congregation of the faithful, as the Arabic version renders it: and as Paul and Barnabas were sent by the church at Antioch; and as the letter, which they, with Judas and Silas, brought from Jerusalem, was directed and sent to the brethren at Antioch, it was highly reasonable, and necessary, that they should be called together, and an account of the business they were sent upon be given them, and the letter be delivered to them, as it accordingly was:

they delivered the epistle; sent by the apostles, elders, and brethren at Jerusalem to them; this they put into the hands of some one or other of the brethren of the church, in order to be read. 15:22-35 Being warranted to declare themselves directed by the immediate influence of the Holy Ghost, the apostles and disciples were assured that it seemed good unto God the Holy Spirit, as well as to them, to lay upon the converts no other burden than the things before mentioned, which were necessary, either on their own account, or from present circumstances. It was a comfort to hear that carnal ordinances were no longer imposed on them, which perplexed the conscience, but could not purify or pacify it; and that those who troubled their minds were silenced, so that the peace of the church was restored, and that which threatened division was removed. All this was consolation for which they blessed God. Many others were at Antioch. Where many labour in the word and doctrine, yet there may be opportunity for us: the zeal and usefulness of others should stir us up, not lay us asleep.
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