New International Version
The apostles and elders met to consider this question.
King James Bible
And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
Darby Bible Translation
And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.
World English Bible
The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.
Young's Literal Translation
And there were gathered together the apostles and the elders, to see about this matter,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The apostles and elders came together - This was the first council ever held in the Christian Church; and we find that it was composed of the apostles and elders simply.
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'And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 2. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. 3. And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
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The Figurative Language of Scripture.
The Council at Jerusalem.
This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.
This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question.
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers.
As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.
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