New American Standard Bible
And this they did, sending it in charge of Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
King James Bible
Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
Darby Bible Translation
which also they did, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
World English Bible
which they also did, sending it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
Young's Literal Translation
which also they did, having sent unto the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Sent it to the elders - Greek: to the presbyters. This is the first mention which we have in the New Testament of elders, or presbyters, in the Christian church. The word literally denotes "aged men," but in the Jewish synagogue it was merely a name of office. It is clear, however, I think, that the elders of the Jewish synagogue here are not included, for the relief Was intended for the "brethren" (Acts 11:29); that is, the Christians who were at Jerusalem, and it is not probable that a charity like. this would have been entrusted to the hands of Jewish elders. The connection here does not enable us to determine anything about the sense in which the word was used. I think it probable that it does not refer to officers in the church, but that it means simply that the charity was entrusted to the aged, prudent, and experienced men in the church, for distribution among the members. Calvin supposes that the apostles were particularly intended. But this is not probable. It is possible that the deacons, who were probably aged men, may be here particularly referred to, but it seems more probable that the charity was sent to the aged members of the church without respect to their office, to be distributed according to their discretion.
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
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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),
Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark.
When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
And when Paul and Barnabas had great dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue.
When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.
The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter.
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