Acts 15:41
New International Version
He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

New Living Translation
Then he traveled throughout Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches there.

English Standard Version
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

Berean Study Bible
And he traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

Berean Literal Bible
And he was passing through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

New American Standard Bible
And he was traveling through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

King James Bible
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

Christian Standard Bible
He traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

Contemporary English Version
They traveled through Syria and Cilicia, encouraging the churches.

Good News Translation
He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

International Standard Version
He went through Syria and Cilicia and strengthened the churches.

NET Bible
He passed through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

New Heart English Bible
He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he was traveling in Syria and in Qiliqia, and he was confirming the churches.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul went through the provinces of Syria and Cilicia and strengthened the churches.

New American Standard 1977
And he was traveling through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the congregations {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}.

King James 2000 Bible
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

American King James Version
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

American Standard Version
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches, commanding them to keep the precepts of the apostles and the ancients.

Darby Bible Translation
And he passed through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the assemblies.

English Revised Version
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

Weymouth New Testament
and he passed through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the Churches.

World English Bible
He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the assemblies.

Young's Literal Translation
and he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the assemblies.
Study Bible
Paul's Second Missionary Journey
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
Matthew 4:24
News about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

Acts 6:9
But resistance arose from what was known as the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and men from the provinces of Cilicia and Asia. They began to argue with Stephen,

Acts 15:23
and sent them with this letter: "The apostles and the elders, your brothers, To the brothers among the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Greetings.

Galatians 1:21
Later I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Treasury of Scripture

And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

through.

Acts 15:23
And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:

Acts 18:18
And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

Acts 21:3
Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden.

confirming.

Acts 15:32
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

Acts 16:4,5
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…







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

he traveled through
διήρχετο (diērcheto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1330: To pass through, spread (as a report). From dia and erchomai; to traverse.

Syria
Συρίαν (Syrian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4947: Syria, a great Roman imperial province, united with Cilicia. Probably of Hebrew origin; Syria, a region of Asia.

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

Cilicia,
Κιλικίαν (Kilikian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2791: Probably of foreign origin; Cilicia, a region of Asia Minor.

strengthening
ἐπιστηρίζων (epistērizōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1991: To prop up, uphold, support, confirm, make stronger. From epi and sterizo; to support further, i.e. Reestablish.

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine 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.

churches.
ἐκκλησίας (ekklēsias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1577: From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation.
(41) He went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.--Cilicia, it will be remembered, had not been visited on St. Paul's first journey with Barnabas, and the churches must accordingly have been founded at some earlier period, probably during St. Paul's residence at Tarsus before he came to Antioch (Acts 9:30; Acts 11:25).

Confirming is, it need hardly be said, used in the general sense of "strengthening," but as the bestowal of spiritual gifts by the laying-on of hands was a chief part of the work so done, it, at least, approximates to the idea of "confirming" in the later and more technical sense of the term.

Verse 41. - Syria and Cilicia (see ver. 23). This rather looks as if the "some days after" of ver. 36 did not cover a very long time, because the special mention of "the Churches of Syria and Cilicia" indicates that St. Paul's visit had some connection with the epistle addressed to them by the apostles and elders of the Church of Jerusalem (ver. 23), as we see from Acts 16:4 was the case. Confirming; as Acts 14:22; Acts 15:32; Acts 18:22 (T.R.). In the passive voice ἐπιστηρίζομαι means to "lean upon," as in 2 Samuel 1:6, LXX., and in classical Greek. Renan thus indicates their probable route: "They traveled by land northwards across the plain of Antioch, went through the 'Syrian Gates,' coasted the gulf of the Issus, crossed the northern branch of the Issus through the 'Amanean Gates,' then,, traversing Cilicia, went perhaps through Tarsus, crossed Mount Taurus through the 'Cilician Gates,' one of the most terrible passes in the world, and thus reached Lycaonia, going as far as Derbe, Lystra, and Iconium" ('St. Paul,' p. 123).



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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