Acts 16:4
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New International Version
As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.

New Living Translation
Then they went from town to town, instructing the believers to follow the decisions made by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.

King James Bible
And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As they traveled through the towns, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem for them to observe.

International Standard Version
As they went from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for them to obey.

NET Bible
As they went through the towns, they passed on the decrees that had been decided on by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the Gentile believers to obey.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As they were going among the cities preaching, they were also teaching them to keep those commandments that the Apostles and Elders who were in Jerusalem had written;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As they went through the cities, they told people about the decisions that the apostles and spiritual leaders in Jerusalem had made for the people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as they went through the cities, they asked them to keep the decrees that had been determined by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.

American King James Version
And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
And as they went on their way through the cities, they delivered them the decrees to keep which had been ordained of the apostles and elders that were at Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as they passed through the cities, they delivered unto them the decrees for to keep, that were decreed by the apostles and ancients who were at Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
And as they passed through the cities they instructed them to observe the decrees determined on by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
And as they went on their way through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, which had been ordained of the apostles and elders that were at Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep that were ordained by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.

Weymouth New Testament
As they journeyed on from town to town, they handed to the brethren for their observance the decisions which had been arrived at by the Apostles and Elders in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered the decrees to them to keep which had been ordained by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And as they were going on through the cities, they were delivering to them the decrees to keep, that have been judged by the apostles and the elders who are in Jerusalem,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:1-5 Well may the church look for much service from youthful ministers who set out in the same spirit as Timothy. But when men will submit in nothing, and oblige in nothing, the first elements of the Christian temper seem to be wanting; and there is great reason to believe that the doctrines and precepts of the gospel will not be successfully taught. The design of the decree being to set aside the ceremonial law, and its carnal ordinances, believers were confirmed in the Christian faith, because it set up a spiritual way of serving God, as suited to the nature both of God and man. Thus the church increased in numbers daily.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Went on their way for went, A.V.; which had been for that were, A.V.; that for which, A.V.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And as they went through the cities,.... Of Derbe, Lystra, and Iconium, and others in Lycaonia, and in Phrygia and Galatia; the Arabic version reads, "they both"; that is, Paul and Barnabas:

they delivered them the decrees for to keep; they gave the churches, in these cities, the sentiments, and determinations to be observed and followed by them:

that were ordained of the apostles which were at Jerusalem; concerning the abstinence of the Gentiles from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication, Acts 15:20.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4, 5. And as they went through the cities, they delivered … the decrees … And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily—not the churches, but the number of their members, by this visit and the written evidence laid before them of the triumph of Christian liberty at Jerusalem, and the wise measures there taken to preserve the unity of the Jewish and Gentile converts.

Acts 16:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Timothy Joins Paul and Silas
3Paul wanted this man to go with him; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those parts, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. 4Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe. 5So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
Cross References
Acts 11:30
This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 15:2
This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question.

Acts 15:4
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.

Acts 15:6
The apostles and elders met to consider this question.

Acts 15:28
It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:
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And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

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Acts 15:6,28,29 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter…

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