Acts 15:40
New International Version
but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the grace of the Lord.

New Living Translation
Paul chose Silas, and as he left, the believers entrusted him to the Lord's gracious care.

English Standard Version
but Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
But Paul, having chosen Silas, went forth, having been committed to the grace of the Lord by the brothers.

New American Standard Bible
But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

King James Bible
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

Christian Standard Bible
But Paul chose Silas and departed, after being commended by the brothers and sisters to the grace of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
but Paul took Silas and left after the followers had placed them in God's care.

Good News Translation
while Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the believers to the care of the Lord's grace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Paul chose Silas and departed, after being commended to the grace of the Lord by the brothers.

International Standard Version
while Paul chose Silas and left after the brothers had entrusted him to the grace of the Lord.

NET Bible
but Paul chose Silas and set out, commended to the grace of the Lord by the brothers and sisters.

New Heart English Bible
but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Paulus chose Shila, and he went out when he was commended by the brethren to the grace of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul chose Silas and left after the believers entrusted him to the Lord's care.

New American Standard 1977
But Paul chose Silas and departed, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being commended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

American King James Version
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brothers to the grace of God.

American Standard Version
but Paul choose Silas, and went forth, being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Paul choosing Silas, departed, being delivered by the brethren to the grace of God.

Darby Bible Translation
but Paul having chosen Silas went forth, committed by the brethren to the grace of God.

English Revised Version
but Paul chose Silas, and went forth, being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being commended by the brethren to the grace of God.

Weymouth New Testament
But Paul chose Silas as his travelling companion; and set out, after being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord;

World English Bible
but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of God.

Young's Literal Translation
and Paul having chosen Silas, went forth, having been given up to the grace of God by the brethren;
Study Bible
Paul's Second Missionary Journey
39Their disagreement was so sharp that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. 41And he traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.…
Cross References
Acts 11:23
When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to abide in the Lord with all their hearts.

Acts 14:26
From Attalia they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work they had just completed.

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 16:19
When the girl's owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities in the marketplace.

Acts 17:4
Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few leading women.

Treasury of Scripture

And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brothers to the grace of God.

chose.

Acts 15:22,32
Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren: …

Acts 16:1-3
Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek: …

being.

Acts 13:3
And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Acts 14:26
And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

Acts 20:32
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.







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

Paul
Παῦλος (Paulos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

chose
ἐπιλεξάμενος (epilexamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1951: To call; mid: I choose for myself; pass: To be named. Middle voice from epi and lego; to surname, select.

Silas
Σιλᾶν (Silan)
Noun - Accusative 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.

[and] left,
ἐξῆλθεν (exēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

commended
παραδοθεὶς (paradotheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive 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
ἀδελφῶν (adelphōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

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

grace
χάριτι (chariti)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord.
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(40) Paul chose Silas.--It is clear from this, even if we reject Acts 15:34 as an interpolation, that Silas had remained when the other delegates from the Church of Jerusalem went back. This in itself was a proof of his interest in the mission-work among the Gentiles, and no one, perhaps, could be found so well fitted to fill the place of Barnabas. He too had the gift of prophetic utterance, and, as we have seen (Note on Acts 15:22), was probably able to speak as one who had followed the Lord Jesus, and could bear witness of the Resurrection.

Being recommended by the brethren.--See Note on Acts 14:26. This obviously implied a full gathering of the Church and a special service of prayer on the departure of the two Apostles. Silas, as thus sent forth by the Church, might now claim that title no less than Barnabas.

Verse 40. - But for and, A.V.; went forth or departed, A.V.; commended for recommended, A.V.; to for unto, A.V.; the Lord for God, A.V. and T.R. Chose Silas. If ver. 34 of the T.R. is a true reading, it accounts for the presence of Silas at Antioch. Otherwise there is no difficulty in supposing that Silas, attracted by the holy zeal of St. Paul and by desire to work among the Gentiles, had come back to Antioch after giving account to the apostles at Jerusalem of the success of his mission with Judas to the Churches at Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia. 15:36-41 Here we have a private quarrel between two ministers, no less than Paul and Barnabas, yet made to end well. Barnabas wished his nephew John Mark to go with them. We should suspect ourselves of being partial, and guard against this in putting our relations forward. Paul did not think him worthy of the honour, nor fit for the service, who had departed from them without their knowledge, or without their consent: see ch.
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