New International Version
So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul--
King James Bible
It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Darby Bible Translation
it seemed good to us, having arrived at a common judgment, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
World English Bible
it seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose out men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Young's Literal Translation
it seemed good to us, having come together with one accord, chosen men to send unto you, with our beloved Barnabas and Paul --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Certain which went out from us - So the persons who produced these doubtful disputations at Antioch, etc., had gone out from the apostles at Jerusalem, and were of that Church: persons zealous for the law, and yet, strange to tell, so conscientiously attached to the Gospel that they risked their personal safety by professing it.
To whom we gave no such commandment - As, therefore, they went out from that Church, they should have taught nothing which was not owned and taught by it; much less should they have taught in opposition to it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Breaking Out of Discord
'And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 2. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. 3. And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
A Message from the Crowned Christ
The Figurative Language of Scripture.
The Council at Jerusalem.
It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements:
2 Peter 3:15
Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.
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