New American Standard Bible
But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.
King James Bible
But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.
Darby Bible Translation
but Paul thought it not well to take with them him who had abandoned them, going back from Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work.
World English Bible
But Paul didn't think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and didn't go with them to do the work.
Young's Literal Translation
and Paul was not thinking it good to take him with them who withdrew from them from Pamphylia, and did not go with them to the work;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But Paul thought not good - Did not think it proper. Because he could not confide in his perseverance with them in the toils and perils of their journey.
Who departed from them ... - Acts 13:13. Why he did this is not known. It was evidently, however, for some cause which Paul did not consider satisfactory, and which, in his view, disqualified him from being their attendant again.
To the work - Of preaching the gospel.
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.
Whether the Justification of the Ungodly is the Remission of Sins
Whether Purification of the Heart is an Effect of Faith
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
Now Paul and his companions put out to sea from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia; but John left them and returned to Jerusalem.
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