After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue leaders sent word to them: "Brothers, if you have a word of encouragement for the people, please speak."
Cross ReferencesMark 5:22
A synagogue leader named Jairus arrived, and seeing Jesus, he fell at His feet
Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (meaning Son of Encouragement),
The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning Him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.
For Moses has been proclaimed in every city from ancient times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath."
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were closed. For to this day the same veil remains at the reading of the old covenant. It has not been lifted, because only in Christ can it be removed.
1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our appeal does not arise from deceit or ulterior motives or trickery.
I urge you, brothers, to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have only written you briefly.
Chapter Outline1. Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles.
6. Of Sergius Paulus, and Elymas the sorcerer.
13. Paul preaches at Antioch that Jesus is Christ.
42. The Gentiles believe;
44. but the Jews talked abusively against Paul,
46. whereupon they turn to the Gentiles, of whom many believe.
50. The Jews raise a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, who go to Iconium.
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