23 Therefore this [a]account went out among (A)the brothers, 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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  1. John 21:23 Lit word

Instead, (A)brothers and sisters, 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 Now when (A)the [a]brothers learned of it, they brought him down to (B)Caesarea and (C)sent him away to (D)Tarsus.

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  1. Acts 9:30 I.e., disciples

23 So he invited them in and gave them lodging.

Peter in Caesarea

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

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Peter Reports in Jerusalem

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

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

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  1. Acts 11:12 Or 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 [b]considerable numbers of people; 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 a considerable crowd

29 And to the extent that any of (A)the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the [a]relief of (B)the brothers and sisters 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 brothers.” Then he left and went to another place.

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  1. Acts 12:17 Or Jacob

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

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

The Council in Jerusalem

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

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Therefore, after 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 they were bringing great joy to all (D)the brothers and sisters.

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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 who was called Barsabbas, and (C)Silas, leading men among (D)the brothers, 23 and they [a]sent this letter with them:

(E)The apostles and the brothers who are elders, to (F)the brothers and sisters in (G)Antioch, (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 brothers and sisters with a lengthy message. 33 After they had spent time there, they were sent away from the brothers and sisters (E)in peace to those who had (F)sent them out.[b] 35 But (G)Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and (H)preaching (I)the word of the Lord, with many others also.

Second Missionary Journey

36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s return and visit the brothers and sisters 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 was of the opinion that they should not take along with them this man who had (M)deserted them [c]in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. 39 Now it turned into 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 after being (Q)entrusted by the brothers 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 15:33 Late mss add as v 34: But it seemed good to Silas to remain there.
  3. Acts 15:38 Lit from

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

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

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40 They left the prison and entered the house of (A)Lydia, and when they saw (B)the brothers and sisters, 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 brothers 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 in Berea

10 (A)The brothers 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 brothers sent Paul out to go as far as the sea; and (B)Silas and (C)Timothy remained there.

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18 Now Paul, when he had remained many days longer, (A)took leave of (B)the brothers and sisters and sailed away to (C)Syria, and (D)Priscilla and (E)Aquila were with him. [a]Paul first (F)had his hair cut at (G)Cenchrea, for he was keeping a vow.

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  1. Acts 18:18 Lit Having had his hair cut