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24. Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, 13 mo be circumcised, and keep the law; to whom we gave no such commandment:

25. It seemed good unto us, being aslembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you, with our beloved Barnabas, and Paul : - 26. Men

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32. And besides what Satisfaction they received from the Council’s Letter, * and Silas being two Persons of most extraordinary Abilities in understanding the Scriptures, gave them many

additional Reasons that tended to confirm them in the Excellency and Sufficiency of the Gospel Profession.

33. And after they had tarried there a space, they were let


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ing it pleased Silas to

abide there still.

35. Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

36. And some days after, Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again, and visit our brethren, in every ci

ty where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see

how they do.

37. And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose firname was Mark. 38. Butpaul thought

not good to take him

with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went

39. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other : and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto

40. And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

41. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

37 & 38. In this Voyage Barnabas would have taken Mark with them (as they did before, Chap. xiii.) but Paul would by no Means consent to take a Person that had deserted them in their former Travels. (Chap. xiii. 13.)

not with them to the work.

39. In which they so far disagreed, as to resolve to part and go into different Places, Barnaba; and Mark into Cyprus, and Paul and Silas into Syria and Cilicia. Cyprus: 40 & 41. And having the solemn Prayers of the Antiochian Church for their good Success, they went through the several Countries forementioned (Wer. 36.) confirming the Christians in their Profession, CHAP,

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1 & 2. ROM Cilicia, Paul A. D. 53.

and Silas went to Q-vDerbe * and Lystra; in the latter". See Ch. of which Places there was a young xiv. 6. Christian Convert, of eminent Virtue and Qualifications, a jew by the Mother's Side, but not circumcised, because his Father was a Gentile.

reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

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Members ; especially the Gentile Part received great Somfort and Satisfaction, by finding themselves freed from the main Burden of the jewiń Law.

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