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24 But the hope of God’s kingdom[a] kept spreading and multiplying everywhere!

25 After Barnabas and Saul had delivered the charitable offering for relief, they left Jerusalem, bringing with them a disciple named Mark (who was also known as John).[b]

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  1. Acts 12:24 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “the word.”
  2. Acts 12:25 This is the Mark who wrote the second Gospel included in our New Testament. John (or Yochanan) was his Jewish name; Marcus was his Roman name. Because he once abandoned Paul during a missionary journey, Paul refused to take him with him again. But later, Mark and Paul were fully restored in their ministry together. See 2 Tim. 4:11.