23 Therefore this saying went out among (A)the brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain (B)until I come, what is that to you?”

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Therefore, (A)brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, (B)full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.

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30 But when (A)the brethren learned of it, they brought him down to (B)Caesarea and (C)sent him away to (D)Tarsus.

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23 So he invited them in and gave them lodging.

Peter at Caesarea

And on the next day he got up and went away with them, and (A)some of (B)the brethren from (C)Joppa accompanied him.

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Peter Reports at Jerusalem

11 Now the apostles and (A)the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.

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12 (A)The Spirit told me to go with them [a](B)without misgivings. (C)These six brethren also went with me and we entered the man’s house.

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  1. Acts 11:12 Or without making any distinction

26 and when he had found him, he brought him to (A)Antioch. And for an entire year they [a]met with the church and taught considerable [b]numbers; and (B)the disciples were first called (C)Christians in (D)Antioch.

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  1. Acts 11:26 Or were gathered together
  2. Acts 11:26 Lit crowd

29 And in the proportion that any of (A)the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the [a]relief of (B)the brethren living in Judea.

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  1. Acts 11:29 Lit service

17 But (A)motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, “Report these things to [a](B)James and (C)the brethren.” Then he left and went to another place.

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  1. Acts 12:17 Or Jacob

But (A)the Jews who [a](B)disbelieved stirred up the [b]minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against (C)the brethren.

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  1. Acts 14:2 Or disobeyed
  2. Acts 14:2 Lit souls

The Council at Jerusalem

15 (A)Some men came down from Judea and began teaching (B)the brethren, “Unless you are (C)circumcised according to (D)the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.”

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Therefore, being (A)sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both (B)Phoenicia and Samaria, (C)describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all (D)the brethren.

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22 Then it seemed good to (A)the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to (B)Antioch with Paul and Barnabas—Judas called Barsabbas, and (C)Silas, leading men among (D)the brethren, 23 and they [a]sent this letter by them,

(E)The apostles and the brethren who are elders, to (F)the brethren in (G)Antioch and (H)Syria and (I)Cilicia who are from the Gentiles, (J)greetings.

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  1. Acts 15:23 Lit wrote by their hand

32 (A)Judas and (B)Silas, also being (C)prophets themselves, [a]encouraged and strengthened (D)the brethren with a lengthy message. 33 After they had spent time there, they were sent away from the brethren (E)in peace to those who had (F)sent them out. 34 [[b]But it seemed good to Silas to remain there.] 35 But (G)Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and (H)preaching with many others also, (I)the word of the Lord.

Second Missionary Journey

36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brethren in (J)every city in which we proclaimed (K)the word of the Lord, and see how they are.” 37 Barnabas wanted to take (L)John, called Mark, along with them also. 38 But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had (M)deserted them [c]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 (N)Mark with him and sailed away to (O)Cyprus. 40 But Paul chose (P)Silas and left, being (Q)committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord. 41 And he was traveling through (R)Syria and (S)Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

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  1. Acts 15:32 Or exhorted
  2. Acts 15:34 Early mss do not contain this v
  3. Acts 15:38 Lit from

40 But Paul chose (A)Silas and left, being (B)committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.

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and he was well spoken of by (A)the brethren who were in (B)Lystra and (C)Iconium.

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40 They went out of the prison and entered the house of (A)Lydia, and when they saw (B)the brethren, they [a]encouraged them and departed.

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  1. Acts 16:40 Or exhorted

When they did not find them, they began (A)dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have upset [a](B)the world have come here also;

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  1. Acts 17:6 Lit the inhabited earth

Paul at Berea

10 (A)The brethren immediately sent (B)Paul and Silas away by night to (C)Berea, [a]and when they arrived, they went into (D)the synagogue of the Jews.

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  1. Acts 17:10 Lit who when...arrived went

14 Then immediately (A)the brethren sent Paul out to go as far as the sea; and (B)Silas and (C)Timothy remained there.

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18 Paul, having remained many days longer, (A)took leave of (B)the brethren and put out to sea for (C)Syria, and with him were (D)Priscilla and (E)Aquila. In (F)Cenchrea [a]he (G)had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow.

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  1. Acts 18:18 Lit having his hair cut