Acts 15:40
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New International Version
but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord.

New Living Translation
Paul chose Silas, and as he left, the believers entrusted him to the Lord's gracious care.

English Standard Version
but Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
But Paul, having chosen Silas, went forth, having been committed to the grace of the Lord by the brothers.

New American Standard Bible
But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

King James Bible
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Paul chose Silas and departed, after being commended to the grace of the Lord by the brothers.

International Standard Version
while Paul chose Silas and left after the brothers had entrusted him to the grace of the Lord.

NET Bible
but Paul chose Silas and set out, commended to the grace of the Lord by the brothers and sisters.

New Heart English Bible
but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Paulus chose Shila, and he went out when he was commended by the brethren to the grace of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul chose Silas and left after the believers entrusted him to the Lord's care.

New American Standard 1977
But Paul chose Silas and departed, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being commended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

American King James Version
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brothers to the grace of God.

American Standard Version
but Paul choose Silas, and went forth, being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Paul choosing Silas, departed, being delivered by the brethren to the grace of God.

Darby Bible Translation
but Paul having chosen Silas went forth, committed by the brethren to the grace of God.

English Revised Version
but Paul chose Silas, and went forth, being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being commended by the brethren to the grace of God.

Weymouth New Testament
But Paul chose Silas as his travelling companion; and set out, after being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord;

World English Bible
but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of God.

Young's Literal Translation
and Paul having chosen Silas, went forth, having been given up to the grace of God by the brethren;
Study Bible
Paul's Second Missionary Journey
39Their disagreement was so sharp that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. 41And he traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.…
Cross References
Acts 11:23
When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to abide in the Lord with all their hearts.

Acts 14:26
From Attalia they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work they had just completed.

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 16:19
When the girl's owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities in the marketplace.

Acts 17:4
Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few leading women.
Treasury of Scripture

And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brothers to the grace of God.

chose.

Acts 15:22,32 Then pleased it the apostles and elders with the whole church, to …

Acts 16:1-3 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple …

being.

Acts 13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, …

Acts 14:26 And there sailed to Antioch, from where they had been recommended …

Acts 20:32 And now, brothers, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, …

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the …

2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

Titus 3:15 All that are with me salute you. Greet them that love us in the faith. …

2 John 1:10,11 If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him …

(40) Paul chose Silas.--It is clear from this, even if we reject Acts 15:34 as an interpolation, that Silas had remained when the other delegates from the Church of Jerusalem went back. This in itself was a proof of his interest in the mission-work among the Gentiles, and no one, perhaps, could be found so well fitted to fill the place of Barnabas. He too had the gift of prophetic utterance, and, as we have seen (Note on Acts 15:22), was probably able to speak as one who had followed the Lord Jesus, and could bear witness of the Resurrection.

Being recommended by the brethren.--See Note on Acts 14:26. This obviously implied a full gathering of the Church and a special service of prayer on the departure of the two Apostles. Silas, as thus sent forth by the Church, might now claim that title no less than Barnabas.

Verse 40. - But for and, A.V.; went forth or departed, A.V.; commended for recommended, A.V.; to for unto, A.V.; the Lord for God, A.V. and T.R. Chose Silas. If ver. 34 of the T.R. is a true reading, it accounts for the presence of Silas at Antioch. Otherwise there is no difficulty in supposing that Silas, attracted by the holy zeal of St. Paul and by desire to work among the Gentiles, had come back to Antioch after giving account to the apostles at Jerusalem of the success of his mission with Judas to the Churches at Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. And Paul chose Silas,.... To be his companion and assistant; this being the design of the Holy Ghost in influencing his, mind to stay longer at Antioch, after he, with Judas, was dismissed by the church to go to Jerusalem, Acts 15:33.

and departed; that is, from Antioch:

being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God;

See Gill on Acts 13:26. The apostle having such a recommendation by the brethren of the church at Antioch, when he departed from them, and nothing of this kind being said with respect to Barnabas, have induced some to think, that the church took the part of the apostle against Barnabas, in the dispute between them; since the one went away saluted by them, and the other not. 40. and departed, being recommended … to the grace of God—(No doubt by some solemn service; see Ac 13:3), as in Ac 14:26. It does not follow from the historian's silence that Barnabas was not so recommended, too; for this is the last mention of Barnabas in the history, whose sole object now is to relate the proceedings of Paul. Nor does it seem quite fair (with De Wette, Meyer, Howson, Alford, Hacket, Webster and Wilkinson, etc.) to conclude from this that the Church at Antioch took that marked way of showing their sympathy with Paul in opposition to Barnabas.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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