Acts 15:37
New International Version
Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,

New Living Translation
Barnabas agreed and wanted to take along John Mark.

English Standard Version
Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark.

Berean Study Bible
Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark.

Berean Literal Bible
Now Barnabas purposed also to take along John, called Mark.

King James Bible
And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.

New King James Version
Now Barnabas was determined to take with them John called Mark.

New American Standard Bible
Barnabas wanted to take John, called Mark, along with them also.

NASB 1995
Barnabas wanted to take John, called Mark, along with them also.

NASB 1977
And Barnabas was desirous of taking John, called Mark, along with them also.

Amplified Bible
Now Barnabas wanted to take [his cousin] John, who was called Mark, along with them.

Christian Standard Bible
Barnabas wanted to take along John who was called Mark.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Barnabas wanted to take along John Mark.

American Standard Version
And Barnabas was minded to take with them John also, who was called Mark.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But BarNaba had wanted to take Yohannan, who was surnamed Marqus.

Contemporary English Version
Barnabas wanted to take along John, whose other name was Mark.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Barnabas would have taken with them John also, that was surnamed Mark;

English Revised Version
And Barnabas was minded to take with them John also, who was called Mark.

Good News Translation
Barnabas wanted to take John Mark with them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Barnabas wanted to take John Mark along.

International Standard Version
Barnabas wanted to take along John, who was called Mark,

Literal Standard Version
And Barnabas resolved to take with [them] John called Mark,

NET Bible
Barnabas wanted to bring John called Mark along with them too,

New Heart English Bible
Barnabas planned to take John, who was called Mark, with them also.

Weymouth New Testament
Barnabas, however, was bent on taking with them John, whose other name was Mark,

World English Bible
Barnabas planned to take John, who was called Mark, with them also.

Young's Literal Translation
And Barnabas counselled to take with them John called Mark,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Second Missionary Journey
36Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the brothers in every town where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, to see how they are doing.” 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark. 38But Paul thought it best not to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not accompanied them in the work.…

Cross References
Acts 12:12
And when he had realized this, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered together and were praying.

Acts 15:39
Their disagreement was so sharp that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,

Colossians 4:10
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas. You have already received instructions about him: If he comes to you, welcome him.

2 Timothy 4:11
Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is useful to me in the ministry.

Philemon 1:24
as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.

1 Peter 5:13
The church in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, as does my son Mark.


Treasury of Scripture

And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.

John.

Acts 12:12,25
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying…

Acts 13:5,13
And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister…

Colossians 4:10
Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)









(37) Barnabas determined.--The Greek verb is hardly so strong, better, was minded. The ties of relationship led the uncle, or cousin, to wish to make another trial of his kinsman's fitness (Colossians 4:10). He saw extenuating circumstances which St. Paul could not recognise, and which half-excused his turning back when he had set his hand to the plough. (See Note on Acts 13:13.) To St. Paul one who had so acted, seemed, in our Lord's words, "not fit for the kingdom of God," and needing at least the discipline of rejection for a time, from the higher work for which he had shown himself unworthy.

Verse 37. - Was minded for determined, A.V. and T.R.; John also for John, A.V. and T.R.; who was called for whose surname was, A.V. Was minded. It is doubtful which is the true reading, ἐβουλεύσατο or ἐβούλετο. The difference of meaning is small. The first means "took council with himself," i.e. planned, thought, to take Barnabas; the second, "wished," i.e. his deliberate will was to take Barnabas. Singularly enough, Alford, who rejects ἐβούλετο, which is the reading of R.T., translates ἐβουλεύετο by "was minded," which is the translation of ἐβούλετο in the R.V. We see in this choice of Mark by Barnabas the natural partiality of a near relation. We may also see the same flexibility of disposition which made him yield to the influence of the emissaries of James (Galatians 2:13). Who was called. It might seem odd that this description of John should be repeated here after having been given in Acts 12:25. But perhaps it was usual so to designate him (see Luke 8:2; Luke 22:3; Matthew 10:3; Acts 1:23; Acts 10:6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Barnabas
Βαρνάβας (Barnabas)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 921: Of Chaldee origin; son of Nabas; Barnabas, an Israelite.

wanted
ἐβούλετο (ebouleto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1014: To will, intend, desire, wish. Middle voice of a primary verb; to 'will, ' i.e. be willing.

to take
συμπαραλαβεῖν (symparalabein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 4838: To take along as a companion. From sun and paralambano; to take along in company.

John,
Ἰωάννην (Iōannēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

[also] called
καλούμενον (kaloumenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

Mark.
Μάρκον (Markon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3138: Of Latin origin; Marcus, a Christian.


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