New American Standard Bible
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message.
King James Bible
And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.
Darby Bible Translation
And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with much discourse, and strengthened them.
World English Bible
Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and strengthened them.
Young's Literal Translation
Judas also and Silas, being themselves also prophets, through much discourse did exhort the brethren, and confirm,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Being prophets - See the notes on Acts 11:27. This evidently implies that they had been preachers before they went to Antioch. What was the precise nature of the office of a prophet in the Christian church it is not easy to ascertain. Possibly it may imply that they were teachers of unusual or remark able ability. Compare the notes on Romans 12:6.
Confirmed them - Strengthened them; that is, by their instructions and exhortations. See the notes on Acts 14:22.
LibraryA Good Man's Faults
'And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. 38. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.'--ACTS xv. 37, 38. Scripture narratives are remarkable for the frankness with which they tell the faults of the best men. It has nothing in common with the cynical spirit in historians, of which this age has seen eminent examples, which fastens upon the weak places in the noblest natures, like a wasp …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
"Now the End of the Commandment," &C.
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Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren.
Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas-- Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
"Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will also report the same things by word of mouth.
When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encouragement.
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