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When Paul and Barnabas had a major argument and debate[a] with them, the church[b] appointed Paul and Barnabas and some others from among them to go up to meet with[c] the apostles and elders in Jerusalem about this point of disagreement.[d]

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  1. Acts 15:2 tn Grk “no little argument and debate” (an idiom).
  2. Acts 15:2 tn Grk “they”; the referent (the church, or the rest of the believers at Antioch) has been specified to avoid confusion with the Judaizers mentioned in the preceding clause.
  3. Acts 15:2 tn Grk “go up to,” but in this context a meeting is implied.
  4. Acts 15:2 tn Or “point of controversy.” It is unclear whether this event parallels Gal 2:1-10 or that Gal 2 fits with Acts 11:30. More than likely Gal 2:1-10 is to be related to Acts 11:30.