New American Standard Bible
And he left for Tarsus to look for Saul;
King James Bible
Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
Darby Bible Translation
And he went away to Tarsus to seek out Saul.
World English Bible
Barnabas went out to Tarsus to look for Saul.
Young's Literal Translation
And Barnabas went forth to Tarsus, to seek for Saul,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Then departed ... - Why Barnabas sought Saul is not known. It is probable, however, that it was owing to the remarkable success which he had in Antioch. There was a great revival of religion, and there was need of additional labor. In such times the ministers of the gospel need additional help, as men in harvest-time need the aid of others. Saul was in this vicinity Acts 9:30, and he was eminently suited to assist in this work. With him Barnabas was well acquainted Acts 9:27, and probably there was no other one in that vicinity whose help he could obtain.
To Tarsus - See the notes on Acts 9:11.
LibraryA Nickname Accepted
'The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch' --ACTS xi. 26. Nations and parties, both political and religious, very often call themselves by one name, and are known to the outside world by another. These outside names are generally given in contempt; and yet they sometimes manage to hit the very centre of the characteristics of the people on whom they are bestowed, and so by degrees get to be adopted by them, and worn as an honour. So it has been with the name 'Christian.' It was given …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Repentance unto Life
Other New Testament Names for "Being Filled with the Spirit. "
Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement),
And the Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying,
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