Acts 15:38
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New International Version
but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work.

New Living Translation
But Paul disagreed strongly, since John Mark had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in their work.

English Standard Version
But Paul thought best not to take with them one who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.

Berean Study Bible
But Paul thought it best not to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not accompanied them in the work.

Berean Literal Bible
But Paul thought fit not to take him along, the one having withdrawn from them from Pamphylia and not having gone with them to the work.

New American Standard Bible
But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.

King James Bible
But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Paul did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.

International Standard Version
but Paul did not think it was right to take along the man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and who had not gone with them into the work.

NET Bible
but Paul insisted that they should not take along this one who had left them in Pamphylia and had not accompanied them in the work.

New Heart English Bible
But Paul did not think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and did not go with them to do the work.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Paulus did not want to take him with them, because he had left them when they were in Pamphylia and did not go with them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, Paul didn't think it was right to take a person like him along. John Mark had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to work.

New American Standard 1977
But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia and did not go with them to the work.

King James 2000 Bible
But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

American King James Version
But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

American Standard Version
But Paul thought not good to take with them him who withdrew from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Paul desired that he (as having departed from them out of Pamphylia, and not gone with them to the work) might not be received.

Darby Bible Translation
but Paul thought it not well to take with them him who had abandoned them, [going back] from Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work.

English Revised Version
But Paul thought not good to take with them him who withdrew from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

Weymouth New Testament
while Paul deemed it undesirable to have as their companion one who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.

World English Bible
But Paul didn't think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and didn't go with them to do the work.

Young's Literal Translation
and Paul was not thinking it good to take him with them who withdrew from them from Pamphylia, and did not go with them to the work;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:36-41 Here we have a private quarrel between two ministers, no less than Paul and Barnabas, yet made to end well. Barnabas wished his nephew John Mark to go with them. We should suspect ourselves of being partial, and guard against this in putting our relations forward. Paul did not think him worthy of the honour, nor fit for the service, who had departed from them without their knowledge, or without their consent: see ch.
Study Bible
Paul's Second Missionary Journey
37Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark. 38But Paul thought it best not to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not accompanied them in the work. 39Their disagreement was so sharp that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,…
Cross References
Acts 2:10
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome,

Acts 13:13
After setting sail from Paphos, Paul and his companions came to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

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Acts 13:13 Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga …

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Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken …

Luke 9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first …

Luke 14:27-34 And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple…

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

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