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But Paul thought best not to take with them one who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.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But Paul thought fit not to take him along, the one having withdrawn from them from Pamphylia and not having gone with them to the work.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But Paul did not think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and did not go with them to do the work.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;
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.
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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 …

Psalm 78:9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back …

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.

Verse 38. - Take with them him for take him with them, A.V.; withdrew for departed, A.V. Withdrew. The Greek word ἀποστάντα (from which comes the substantive apostasy) is a strong one, and denotes decided blame, as does the indication of the opposite course, by way of contrast, which he did not take. "He did not go with them to the work" to which God called them, as he ought to have done. The whole phrase, too, which follows is strongly worded. "Paul thought good," as regards one who had turned back from the work, "not to take that man." The μὴ συμπαραλαβεῖν of ver. 38 is, as Meyer observes, sharply opposed to the συμπαραλαβεῖν of ver. 37. Luke evidently sides strongly with Paul, and almost reproduces the ipsis-sima verba of the "sharp contention." One would infer that this passage was penned by Luke before the reconciliation which appears in 2 Timothy 4:11, and that we have here an indication of the early date of the publication of "The Acts." Perhaps also there is an indication in the narrative, coupled with Mark's subsequent attach-merit to Peter, that Mark rather leant at this time to Judaizing views, and that his previous departure "from the work" was partly owing to a want of complete sympathy with St. Paul's doctrine. St. Paul would have no half-hearted helper in his grand and arduous work. But Paul thought not good to take him with them,.... He did not think him worthy, or a fit and proper person to go with them, as the word used seems to signify, and therefore he refused to take him: the Syriac version renders it, "but Paul would not take him with them"; and, the Ethiopic version is very expressive, though it renders it in softer language, "Paul prayed, or entreated Barnabas that he would leave Mark"; that is, behind them at Antioch: his reasons were as follow:

who departed from them from Pamphylia; see Gill on Acts 13:13; either through the fatigue of the journey, or fear of danger, or weariness in his work, or affection to his mother; or be it what it will, it seems in the apostle's opinion of the matter, he was very blameworthy, and on account of it very undeserving, at least at present, of being a companion of theirs in their travels:

and went not with them to the work; the Arabic version adds, "of preaching"; that is, the Gospel, in the several places whither they went, and to which the Holy Ghost had called them, and for which the church at Antioch had separated, and sent them forth; but in the midst of this John deserted them; and which the apostle resented, he having, as yet, not given any evidence of his sense of his evil, and of his repentance for it, to his satisfaction; though it seems as if he afterwards did, since in Colossians 4:10 he speaks of him with great respect, as one of his fellow workers, and who had been a comfort to him. 38. But Paul thought not good to take him with them who departed from them—that is, who had departed; but the word is stronger than this—"who stood aloof" or "turned away" from them.

from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work—the work yet before them. The allusion is to what is recorded in Ac 13:13 (see on [2027]Ac 13:13).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.
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