Acts 15:31
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New International Version
The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message.

New Living Translation
And there was great joy throughout the church that day as they read this encouraging message.

English Standard Version
And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

Berean Study Bible
When the people read it, they rejoiced at its encouraging message.

Berean Literal Bible
And having read it, they rejoiced at the encouragement.

New American Standard Bible
When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

King James Bible
Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

International Standard Version
When the people read it, they were pleased with how the letter encouraged them.

NET Bible
When they read it aloud, the people rejoiced at its encouragement.

New Heart English Bible
When they had read it, they rejoiced over the encouragement.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they read it, they rejoiced and were comforted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the people read the letter, they were pleased with the encouragement it brought them.

New American Standard 1977
And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

Jubilee Bible 2000
which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

King James 2000 Bible
Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the exhortation.

American King James Version
Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

American Standard Version
And when they had read it, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Darby Bible Translation
And having read it, they rejoiced at the consolation.

English Revised Version
And when they had read it, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Webster's Bible Translation
Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Weymouth New Testament
The people read it, and were delighted with the comfort it brought them.

World English Bible
When they had read it, they rejoiced over the encouragement.

Young's Literal Translation
and they having read, did rejoice for the consolation;
Study Bible
The Believers at Antioch Rejoice
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. 32Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.…
Cross References
Acts 15:30
So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they assembled the congregation and delivered the letter.

Acts 15:32
Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
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Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

they rejoiced.

Acts 15:1,10 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brothers, …

Acts 16:5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased …

Galatians 2:4,5 And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came …

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us …

Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and …

consolation. or, exhortation).

(31) They rejoiced for the consolation.--We ought not to forget that the letter was probably read out by one who was himself emphatically "the son of consolation" (Acts 4:36) in all the manifold aspects of that word, and who now proved himself worthy of the name.

Verse 31. - And when they had read it for which when they had read, A.V. Which when they had read,.... That is, when the brethren of the church at Antioch had read the letter delivered to them; for not Paul and Barnabas, or Judas and Silas, who were sent with it, read it, but the brethren to whom it was sent, as was proper.

They rejoiced for the consolation, or "exhortation", as the word may be rendered, which was given them in the letter, to abstain from the above things, without being burdened with any other; and they rejoiced that there was such an agreement among the apostles, elders, and brethren at Jerusalem; and that their sentiments, and those of Paul and Barnabas, and other faithful ministers and saints at Antioch, were alike, and were opposed to the judaizing preachers and professors; and above all, they rejoiced that they were freed from the burdensome yoke of the law, and that the controversy which had been raised among them, was likely to be ended, and to issue so well. 31-33. they rejoiced for the consolation—As the same word is in Ac 15:31 properly rendered "exhorted," the meaning probably is "rejoiced for the exhortation" (Margin), or advice; so wise in itself and so contrary to the imposition attempted to be practiced upon them by the Judaizers.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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