New American Standard Bible
When they reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews; and they also had John as their helper.
King James Bible
And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.
Darby Bible Translation
And being in Salamis, they announced the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John also as their attendant.
World English Bible
When they were at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. They had also John as their attendant.
Young's Literal Translation
and having come unto Salamis, they declared the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews, and they had also John as a ministrant;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And when they were at Salamis - This was the principal city and seaport of Cyprus. It was situated on the southeast part of the island, and was afterward called Constantia.
In the synagogues of the Jews - Jews were living in all the countries adjacent to Judea, and in those countries they had synagogues. The apostles uniformly preached first to them.
And they had also John to their minister - John Mark, Acts 12:12. He was their attendant, yet not pretending to be equal to them in circe. They had been specifically designated to this work. He was with them as their friend and traveling companion; perhaps also employed in making the needful arrangements for their comfort, and for the supply of their needs in their travels.
LibraryUnworthy of Life
'... Seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.'--ACTS xiii. 46. So ended the first attempt on Paul's great missionary journey to preach to the Jews. It is described at great length and the sermon given in full because it is the first. A wonderful sermon it was; touching all keys of feeling, now pleading almost with tears, now flashing with indignation, now calmly dealing with Scripture prophecies, now glowing as it tells the story of …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
To the Regions Beyond
The Man after God's Own Heart
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the Son of God."
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.
But going on from Perga, they arrived at Pisidian Antioch, and on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
In Iconium they entered the synagogue of the Jews together, and spoke in such a manner that a large number of people believed, both of Jews and of Greeks.
And having sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.
The city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul's traveling companions from Macedonia.
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