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Acts 15:40

    Acts 15:40 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brothers to the grace of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but Paul choose Silas, and went forth, being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But Paul took Silas and went away with the blessing of the brothers.

    Webster's Revision

    but Paul choose Silas, and went forth, being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

    World English Bible

    but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but Paul chose Silas, and went forth, being commended by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

    Definitions for Acts 15:40

    Grace - Kindness; favor.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 15:40

    Being recommended - unto the grace of God - Much stress has been laid upon this, to show that Barnabas was in the wrong, and Paul in the right, because "the brethren recommended Paul and Silas to the grace of God; but they did not recommend Barnabas and John Mark: this proves that the Church condemned the conduct of Barnabas, but approved that of Paul." Now, there is no proof that the Church did not recommend Barnabas to the grace of God, as well as Paul; but, as St. Luke had for the present dropped the story of Barnabas, and was now going on with that of Paul and Silas, he begins it at this point, viz. his being recommended by the brethren to the grace of God; and then goes on to tell of his progress in Syria, Derbe, Lystra, etc., etc. See the next chapter. And with this verse should the following chapter begin; and this is the division followed by the most correct copies of the Greek text.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 15:40

    Being recommended - Being commended by prayer to God. See notes on Acts 14:26.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 15:40

    15:40 But Paul departed - Held on his intended course: being recommended by the brethren to the grace of God - We do not find that Barnabas stayed for this. O how mighty is the grace of God! which in the midst of the world, in the midst of sin, among so many snares of Satan, and in spite of the incredible weakness and depravity of nature, yet overcomes all opposition, sanctifies, sustains, and preserves us to the end! It appears not only that Paul and Barnabas were afterward thoroughly reconciled, 1Cor 9:6; Gal 2:9; but also that John was again admitted by St. Paul as a companion in his labours, Col 4:10; Phm 1:24; 2Tim 4:11.