New American Standard Bible
The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter.
King James Bible
And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.
Darby Bible Translation
And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.
World English Bible
The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.
Young's Literal Translation
And there were gathered together the apostles and the elders, to see about this matter,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the apostles and elders ... - They came together in accordance with the authority in Matthew 18:19-20. It would seem, also, that the whole church was convened on this occasion, and that the church concurred, at least, in the judgment expressed in this case. See Acts 15:12, Acts 15:22-23.
For to consider of this matter - Not to decide it arbitrarily, or even by authority, without deliberation; but to compare their views, and to express the result of the whole to the church at Antioch. It was a grave and difficult question, deeply affecting the entire constitution of the Christian church, and they therefore solemnly engaged in deliberation on the subject.
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And this they did, sending it in charge of Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
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.
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,
Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe.
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