Acts 15:31
New International Version
The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message.

New Living Translation
And there was great joy throughout the church that day as they read this encouraging message.

English Standard Version
And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

Berean Study Bible
When the people read it, they rejoiced at its encouraging message.

Berean Literal Bible
And having read it, they rejoiced at the encouragement.

King James Bible
Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

New King James Version
When they had read it, they rejoiced over its encouragement.

New American Standard Bible
When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

NASB 1995
When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

NASB 1977
And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

Amplified Bible
And when they had read it, the people rejoiced greatly at the encouragement and comfort [it brought them].

Christian Standard Bible
When they read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.

American Standard Version
And when they had read it, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they read it, they rejoiced and were comforted.

Contemporary English Version
When the letter was read, everyone was pleased and greatly encouraged.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

English Revised Version
And when they had read it, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Good News Translation
When the people read it, they were filled with joy by the message of encouragement.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the people read the letter, they were pleased with the encouragement it brought them.

International Standard Version
When the people read it, they were pleased with how the letter encouraged them.

Literal Standard Version
and having read [it] they rejoiced for the consolation;

NET Bible
When they read it aloud, the people rejoiced at its encouragement.

New Heart English Bible
When they had read it, they rejoiced over the encouragement.

Weymouth New Testament
The people read it, and were delighted with the comfort it brought them.

World English Bible
When they had read it, they rejoiced over the encouragement.

Young's Literal Translation
and they having read, did rejoice for the consolation;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Believers at Antioch Rejoice
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. 32Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.…

Cross References
Acts 15:30
So the men were sent off and went down to Antioch, where they assembled the congregation and delivered the letter.

Acts 15:32
Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.


Treasury of Scripture

Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

they rejoiced.

Acts 15:1,10
And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved…

Acts 16:5
And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Galatians 2:4,5
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: …

consolation.









(31) They rejoiced for the consolation.--We ought not to forget that the letter was probably read out by one who was himself emphatically "the son of consolation" (Acts 4:36) in all the manifold aspects of that word, and who now proved himself worthy of the name.

Verse 31. - And when they had read it for which when they had read, A.V.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[When]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[the people] read [it],
ἀναγνόντες (anagnontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 314: To read, know again, know certainly, recognize, discern. From ana and ginosko; to know again, i.e. to read.

they rejoiced
ἐχάρησαν (echarēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.

at
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[its]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative 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.

encouraging message.
παρακλήσει (paraklēsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3874: From parakaleo; imploration, hortation, solace.


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