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Acts 15:4

    Acts 15:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church and the apostles and the elders, and they rehearsed all things that God had done with them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when they came to Jerusalem, they had a meeting with the church and the Apostles and the rulers, and they gave an account of all the things which God had done through them.

    Webster's Revision

    And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church and the apostles and the elders, and they rehearsed all things that God had done with them.

    World English Bible

    When they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the assembly and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all things that God had done with them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church and the apostles and the elders, and they rehearsed all things that God had done with them.

    Definitions for Acts 15:4

    Church - Assembly of "called out" ones.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 15:4

    They were received of the Church - The whole body of Christian believers.

    The apostles - Either the whole or part of the twelve; though we read of none but John, Peter, and James. See Galatians 2:9.

    And elders - Those who were officers in the Church, under the apostles.

    They declared - To this council they gave a succinct account of the great work which God had wrought by them among the Gentiles. This was St. Paul's third journey to Jerusalem after his conversion. See an account of his first journey, Acts 9:26, and of his second in Acts 11:30.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 15:4

    They were received of the church - By the church, in a hospitable and friendly manner. They were acknowledged as Christian brethren, and received with Christian kindness. See Galatians 2:9.

    And they declared - Paul and Barnabas, and those with them. That is, they stated the case; the remarkable conversion of the Gentiles, the evidence of their piety, and the origin of the present dispute.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 15:4

    15:4 They were received - That is solemnly welcomed.