28 “For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:29 that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; [a]if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell.”
30 So when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch; and having gathered the [b]congregation together, they delivered the letter.31 When they had read it, they rejoiced because of its [c]encouragement.32 Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, [d]encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message.33 After they had spent time there, they were sent away from the brethren in peace to those who had sent them out.34 [[e]But it seemed good to Silas to remain there.]35 But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching with many others also, the word of the Lord.
Second Missionary Journey
36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.”37 Barnabas wanted to take John, called Mark, along with them also.38 But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them [f]in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.39 And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.40 But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.41 And he was traveling through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
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