Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’),
was also called by
the apostles Barnabas
(which means son
), a Levite
, a native
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.
But Barnabas took him
the apostles and declared
to them how on
he had seen
, who spoke
, and how at Damascus
he had preached boldly in
News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
The report of this came to
of the church in Jerusalem
they sent Barnabas to Antioch
Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
So Barnabas went to Tarsus
to look for Saul
This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.
they did so
the elders by
of Barnabas and Saul
When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem
when they had completed
, bringing with them John
, whose other name
While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’
the Lord and fasting
the Holy Spirit said
for me Barnabas and Saul for
I have called them
who was an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God.
He was with
, Sergius Paulus
, a man
, who summoned Barnabas and Saul
When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.
after the meeting of the synagogue broke up
, many Jews and devout converts
to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas
, as they spoke
, urged them
in the grace
Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: ‘We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.
And Paul and Barnabas
spoke out boldly
, “It was necessary
that the word
be spoken first
you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy
of eternal life
, we are turning to
But the Jewish leaders incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.
the Jews incited
the devout women of high standing and
the leading men
of the city stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas
drove them out of their district
Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.
they called Zeus
, and Paul
, because he was
the chief speaker
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:
when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard
of it, they tore their garments
and rushed out into
, crying out
But after the disciples had gathered round him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.
when the disciples gathered about him
, he rose up
and entered the city
on the next day
he went on with Barnabas to Derbe
This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question.
And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them
, Paul and Barnabas and some of
to go up to Jerusalem to
the apostles and
the elders about this question
The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.
to Barnabas and Paul
as they related what signs and wonders God
had done through them among
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers.
it seemed good
to the apostles and
the whole church
, to choose men
from among them
them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas
. They sent Judas called Barsabbas
, and Silas
, leading men among
So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul –
it has seemed good
, having come
to one accord
, to choose men
them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul
But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord.
But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch
, teaching and preaching
of the Lord
, with many others also
Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, ‘Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.’
And after some days Paul said to Barnabas
the brothers in every city where
of the Lord
, and see how
Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,
Now Barnabas wanted
to take with them John called Mark
Or is it only I and Barnabas who lack the right to not work for a living?
is it only Barnabas and I
who have no right
to refrain from working
for a living?
Then after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also.
Then after fourteen years
I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas
, taking Titus
along with me.
James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognised the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised.
when James and Cephas and John who seemed
to be pillars
that was given
, they gave
the right hand
to Barnabas and me
, that we
should go to
the Gentiles and they to
The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.
of the Jews acted hypocritically along
, so that even Barnabas
was led astray
by their hypocrisy
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you
, and Mark
you have received instructions
he comes to you
, welcome him
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