Acts 15:32
New International Version
Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers.

New Living Translation
Then Judas and Silas, both being prophets, spoke at length to the believers, encouraging and strengthening their faith.

English Standard Version
And Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with many words.

Berean Study Bible
Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.

Berean Literal Bible
Both Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, exhorted and strengthened the brothers by much talk.

New American Standard Bible
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message.

King James Bible
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

Christian Standard Bible
Both Judas and Silas, who were also prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers and sisters and strengthened them with a long message.

Contemporary English Version
Judas and Silas were prophets, and they spoke a long time, encouraging and helping the Lord's followers.

Good News Translation
Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, spoke a long time with them, giving them courage and strength.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Both Judas and Silas, who were also prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers and strengthened them with a long message.

International Standard Version
Then Judas and Silas, who were also prophets, said a lot to encourage and strengthen the brothers.

NET Bible
Both Judas and Silas, who were prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with a long speech.

New Heart English Bible
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and strengthened them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And with a bountiful message they strengthened the brethren and established them who were followers of Yehuda and Shila because they also were Prophets.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judas and Silas, who were also prophets, spoke a long time to encourage and strengthen the believers.

New American Standard 1977
And Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words and confirmed them.

King James 2000 Bible
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and strengthened them.

American King James Version
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brothers with many words, and confirmed them.

American Standard Version
And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, with many words comforted the brethren, and confirmed them.

Darby Bible Translation
And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with much discourse, and strengthened them.

English Revised Version
And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

Weymouth New Testament
And Judas and Silas, being themselves also Prophets, gave them a long and encouraging talk, and strengthened them in the faith.

World English Bible
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and strengthened them.

Young's Literal Translation
Judas also and Silas, being themselves also prophets, through much discourse did exhort the brethren, and confirm,
Study Bible
The Believers at Antioch Rejoice
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. 33After spending some time there, they were sent off by the brothers in peace to return to those who had sent them.…
Cross References
Acts 13:1
In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (a childhood companion of Herod the tetrarch), and Saul.

Acts 15:1
Then some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."

Acts 15:3
Sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, recounting the conversion of the Gentiles and bringing great joy to all the brothers.

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 15:27
Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to tell you in person the same things we are writing you.

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

Treasury of Scripture

And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brothers with many words, and confirmed them.

being.

Acts 2:17,18
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: …

Acts 11:23,27
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord…

Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

exhorted.

Acts 2:40
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Acts 11:23
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

Acts 14:22
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

confirmed.

Acts 15:41
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

Isaiah 35:3,4
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Daniel 11:1
Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.







Lexicon
Judas
Ἰούδας (Ioudas)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2455: Of Hebrew origin; Judas, the name of ten Israelites; also of the posterity of one of them and its region.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Silas,
Σιλᾶς (Silas)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4609: Silas, a pet-form of the name Silvanus; a Roman citizen and a helper of Paul. Contraction for Silouanos; Silas, a Christian.

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

themselves
αὐτοὶ (autoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

were
ὄντες (ontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

prophets,
προφῆται (prophētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

said much
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

to encourage
παρεκάλεσαν (parekalesan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

strengthen
ἐπεστήριξαν (epestērixan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1991: To prop up, uphold, support, confirm, make stronger. From epi and sterizo; to support further, i.e. Reestablish.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

brothers.
ἀδελφοὺς (adelphous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.
(32) Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves.--See Note on Acts 15:22.

Exhorted.--The verb is that from which the Greek for "consolation" was formed, and includes that meaning here. This was the chief end to which the gift of prophecy was directed. The two teachers thus showed that they had not come only as formal representatives of the Church in Jerusalem, but took a personal interest in the work. Their work was the very reverse of those who had previously come from Judaea "subverting the souls of the disciples" (Acts 15:24).

Verse 32. - Being themselves also prophets for being prophets also themselves, A.V. Being themselves also prophets, exhorted, etc. Observe the connection of exhortation with prophecy, and compare the explanation of the name of Barnabas in Acts 4:36, note. Confirmed them; ἐπεστήριξαν, as ver. 41 and Acts 14:22; Acts 18:23. Nothing is so unsettling as controversy; but the preaching of these "chief men" brought back men's minds to the solid faith and hope of the gospel. How rich the Church of Antioch was at this time, with Paul and Barnabas, Judas and Silas, and probably Titus, and some, if not all, of those mentioned in Acts 13:1, for their teachers. 15:22-35 Being warranted to declare themselves directed by the immediate influence of the Holy Ghost, the apostles and disciples were assured that it seemed good unto God the Holy Spirit, as well as to them, to lay upon the converts no other burden than the things before mentioned, which were necessary, either on their own account, or from present circumstances. It was a comfort to hear that carnal ordinances were no longer imposed on them, which perplexed the conscience, but could not purify or pacify it; and that those who troubled their minds were silenced, so that the peace of the church was restored, and that which threatened division was removed. All this was consolation for which they blessed God. Many others were at Antioch. Where many labour in the word and doctrine, yet there may be opportunity for us: the zeal and usefulness of others should stir us up, not lay us asleep.
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