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Acts 15:32

    Acts 15:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brothers with many words, and confirmed them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, gave teaching to the brothers and made them strong in the faith.

    Webster's Revision

    And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

    World English Bible

    Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged the brothers with many words, and strengthened them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 15:32

    Judas and Silas, being prophets - That is, being teachers in the Church. This signification of the word prophet we have often already seen. See the notes on Acts 11:27; Acts 13:1.

    Exhorted the brethren - To abide steadily attached to God, and to each other, in peace, love, and unity.

    And confirmed them - In the blessed truths they had already received.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 15:32

    Being prophets - See the notes on Acts 11:27. This evidently implies that they had been preachers before they went to Antioch. What was the precise nature of the office of a prophet in the Christian church it is not easy to ascertain. Possibly it may imply that they were teachers of unusual or remark able ability. Compare the notes on Romans 12:6.

    Confirmed them - Strengthened them; that is, by their instructions and exhortations. See the notes on Acts 14:22.