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Acts 11:29

    Acts 11:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers which dwelled in Judaea:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren that dwelt in Judea:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the disciples, everyone as he was able, made a decision to send help to the brothers living in Judaea:

    Webster's Revision

    And the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren that dwelt in Judea:

    World English Bible

    As any of the disciples had plenty, each determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren that dwelt in Judaea:

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 11:29

    Then the disciples - determined to send relief - These were probably Gentile converts; and as they considered themselves receiving the spiritual blessings, which they now so happily enjoyed, through the means of the Christians in Judea, they resolved to communicate to them a portion of their temporal goods; and every man did this according to his ability, i.e. he gave a certain proportion of the property with which the providence of God had entrusted him. The community of goods had for some time ceased.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 11:29

    Then the disciples - The Christians at Antioch.

    According to his ability - According as they had prospered. It does not imply that they were rich, but that they rendered such aid as they could afford.

    Determined to send relief - This arose not merely from their general sense of obligation to aid the poor, but they felt themselves particularly bound to assist their Jewish brethren. The obligation to relieve the temporal needs of those from whom important spiritual mercies are received is repeatedly enforced in the New Testament. Compare Romans 15:25-27; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:1-2; Galatians 2:10.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 11:29

    11:29 Then - Understanding the distress they would otherwise be in on that account, the disciples determined to send relief to the brethren in Judea - Who herein received a manifest proof of the reality of their conversion.