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Acts 15:36-40 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Paul and Barnabas Disagree

36 After some days, Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s travel to the regions where we’ve preached the word of God and see how the believers are getting along.”

37 Barnabas wished to take Mark (also known as John) along with them, 38 but Paul disagreed. He didn’t think it was proper to take the one who had deserted them in south-central Turkey,[a] leaving them to do their missionary work without him. 39 It became a heated argument between them, a disagreement so sharp that they parted from each other. Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus. 40 And Paul chose Silas[b] as his partner.

After the believers prayed for them, asking for the Lord’s favor on their ministry, they left


  1. Acts 15:38 Or “Pamphylia.”
  2. Acts 15:40 The apostle Silas was acknowledged in church history as one of the seventy apostles whom Jesus sent out. See Luke 10:1-11. After his missionary journey with Paul, he remained in Corinth and ministered there until his death.
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