Acts 15:39
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English Standard Version
And there arose a sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus,

King James Bible
And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;

American Standard Version
And there arose a sharp contention, so that they parted asunder one from the other, and Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away unto Cyprus;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there arose a dissension, so that they departed one from another; and Barnabas indeed taking Mark, sailed to Cyprus.

English Revised Version
And there arose a sharp contention, so that they parted asunder one from the other, and Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away unto Cyprus;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed, separating one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed to Cyprus.

Weymouth New Testament
So there arose a serious disagreement between them, which resulted in their parting from one another, Barnabas taking Mark and setting sail for Cyprus.

Acts 15:39 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The contention was so sharp (ἐγένετο παροξυσμὸς)

More correctly, there arose a sharp contention. Only here and Hebrews 10:24. Our word paroxysm is a transcription of παροξυσμὸς. An angry dispute is indicated.

Barnabas

The last mention of him in the Acts.

Acts 15:39 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the contention.

Acts 15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas...

Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews...

Psalm 106:33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.

Psalm 119:96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but your commandment is exceeding broad.

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not.

Romans 7:18-21 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me...

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

and sailed.

Acts 4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite...

Acts 11:20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spoke to the Grecians, preaching the LORD Jesus.

Acts 13:4-12 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed to Seleucia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus...

Acts 27:4 And when we had launched from there, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

Cross References
Acts 4:36
Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus,

Acts 12:12
When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

Acts 15:37
Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark.

Colossians 4:10
Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions--if he comes to you, welcome him),

1 Peter 5:13
She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son.

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