New American Standard Bible
Barnabas wanted to take John, called Mark, along with them also.
King James Bible
And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.
Darby Bible Translation
And Barnabas proposed to take with them John also, called 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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And Barnabas determined - Greek: willed, or was disposed to (ἐβουλεύσαντο ebouleusanto).
John ... - See the notes on Acts 12:12. He had been with them before as a traveling companion, Acts 12:25; Acts 13:5. He was the son of a sister of Barnabas Colossians 4:10, and it is probable that Barnabas' affection for his nephew was the main reason for inducing him to wish to take him with him in the journey.
LibraryA Good Man's Faults
'And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. 38. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.'--ACTS xv. 37, 38. Scripture narratives are remarkable for the frankness with which they tell the faults of the best men. It has nothing in common with the cynical spirit in historians, of which this age has seen eminent examples, which fastens upon the weak places in the noblest natures, like a wasp …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
"Now the End of the Commandment," &C.
Whether the Justification of the Ungodly is the Remission of Sins
Whether Purification of the Heart is an Effect of Faith
And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.
And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.
Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also Barnabas's cousin Mark (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him);
2 Timothy 4:11
Only Luke is with me. Pick up Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.
as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, Luke, my fellow workers.
1 Peter 5:13
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.
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