Acts 15:30
New International Version
So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they gathered the church together and delivered the letter.

New Living Translation
The messengers went at once to Antioch, where they called a general meeting of the believers and delivered the letter.

English Standard Version
So when they were sent off, they went down to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

Berean Study Bible
So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they assembled the congregation and delivered the letter.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore indeed having been sent off, they went to Antioch, and having gathered the multitude, they delivered the letter.

King James Bible
So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:

New King James Version
So when they were sent off, they came to Antioch; and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter.

New American Standard Bible
So when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch; and after gathering the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

NASB 1995
So when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch; and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

NASB 1977
So, when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch; and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

Amplified Bible
So when they were sent off, they went down to Antioch; and after assembling the congregation, they delivered the letter.

Christian Standard Bible
So they were sent off and went down to Antioch, and after gathering the assembly, they delivered the letter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then, being sent off, they went down to Antioch, and after gathering the assembly, they delivered the letter.

American Standard Version
So they, when they were dismissed, came down to Antioch; and having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those who were sent came to Antiakia, and they gathered all the people and gave them the letter.

Contemporary English Version
The four men left Jerusalem and went to Antioch. Then they called the church members together and gave them the letter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They therefore being dismissed, went down to Antioch; and gathering together the multitude, delivered the epistle.

English Revised Version
So they, when they were dismissed, came down to Antioch; and having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle.

Good News Translation
The messengers were sent off and went to Antioch, where they gathered the whole group of believers and gave them the letter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the men were sent on their way and arrived in the city of Antioch. They gathered the congregation together and delivered the letter.

International Standard Version
So the men were sent on their way and arrived in Antioch. They gathered the congregation together and delivered the letter.

Literal Standard Version
They then, indeed, having been let go, went to Antioch, and having brought the multitude together, delivered the letter,

NET Bible
So when they were dismissed, they went down to Antioch, and after gathering the entire group together, they delivered the letter.

New Heart English Bible
So, when they were sent off, they came to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter.

Weymouth New Testament
They, therefore, having been solemnly sent, came down to Antioch, where they called together the whole assembly and delivered the letter.

World English Bible
So, when they were sent off, they came to Antioch. Having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter.

Young's Literal Translation
They then, indeed, having been let go, went to Antioch, and having brought the multitude together, did deliver the epistle,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Believers at Antioch Rejoice
29You must abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell. 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.…

Cross References
Acts 11:19
Meanwhile those scattered by the persecution that began with Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message only to Jews.

Acts 11:20
But some of them, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks as well, proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus.

Acts 11:27
In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.

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 15:31
When the people read it, they rejoiced at its encouraging message.


Treasury of Scripture

So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the letter:

and.

Acts 6:2
Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

Acts 21:22
What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

delivered.

Acts 16:4
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.

Acts 23:33
Who, when they came to Caesarea, and delivered the epistle to the governor, presented Paul also before him.









(30) When they were dismissed, they came to Antioch.--It is natural, in the absence of anything to the contrary, to infer that they returned, as they had come, through Samaria and Ph?nicia, and gladdened the hearts of the disciples there by telling them of the triumph which had been won at Jerusalem for the cause of freedom.

They delivered the epistle.--We can picture to ourselves the eager excitement of that moment, the listening crowds, the letter, which as a formal missive would be sealed and tied round with thread, solemnly opened and read out aloud, mortification and murmurs on the one side, clamorous applause on the other, as each sentence repudiated the claims of the Judaisers and confirmed the principles and the work of St. Paul and Barnabas. To the Gentile converts it was, indeed--won, as it had been, after a hard battle--as the great charter of their freedom.

Verse 30. - They, when they were dismissed, came down for when they were dismissed, they came, A.V.; having gathered for when they had gathered, A.V. The multitude does not exactly express the idea of τὸ πλῆθος, which is the fullness or the whole of the body spoken cf. Thus Luke 1:10, Πᾶν τὸ πλῆθος τοῦ λαοῦ is "The whole congregation;" Luke 2:13, Πλῆθος στρατιᾶς οὐρανίου is "The whole heavenly host;" Luke 19:37, Ἄπαν τὸ πλῆθος τῶν μαθητῶν, "The whole company of the disciples;" also Acts 6:2 and Acts 4:32, Τὸ πλῆθος τῶν πιστευσάντων is "The whole company of believers;" Acts 22:36, Τὸ πλῆθος τοῦ λαοῦ is "The whole body of the people;" in ver. 12 of this chapter, Πᾶν τὸ πλῆθος is "The whole Church of Jerusalem." So here, Τὸ πλῆθος means "The whole Church."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

[the men]
Οἱ (Hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

were sent off
ἀπολυθέντες (apolythentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 630: From apo and luo; to free fully, i.e. relieve, release, dismiss, or let die, pardon or divorce.

[and] went down
κατῆλθον (katēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2718: From kata and erchomai; to come down.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Antioch,
Ἀντιόχειαν (Antiocheian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 490: From Antiochus; Antiochia, a place in Syria.

[where]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they assembled
συναγαγόντες (synagagontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

congregation
πλῆθος (plēthos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4128: A multitude, crowd, great number, assemblage. From pletho; a fulness, i.e. A large number, throng, populace.

[and] delivered
ἐπέδωκαν (epedōkan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1929: (a) trans: I hand in, give up, (b) intrans: I give way (to the wind). From epi and didomi; to give over.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

letter.
ἐπιστολήν (epistolēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1992: A letter, dispatch, epistle, message. From epistello; a written message.


Jump to Previous
Antioch Assembly Church Congregation Convened Deliver Delivered Dismissed Epistle Gathered Indeed Letter Multitude Solemnly Together Whole
Jump to Next
Antioch Assembly Church Congregation Convened Deliver Delivered Dismissed Epistle Gathered Indeed Letter Multitude Solemnly Together Whole
Links
Acts 15:30 NIV
Acts 15:30 NLT
Acts 15:30 ESV
Acts 15:30 NASB
Acts 15:30 KJV

Acts 15:30 BibleApps.com
Acts 15:30 Biblia Paralela
Acts 15:30 Chinese Bible
Acts 15:30 French Bible
Acts 15:30 Clyx Quotations

NT Apostles: Acts 15:30 So when they were sent off they (Acts of the Apostles Ac)
Acts 15:29
Top of Page
Top of Page