Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.
And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, you know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
To whom we yielded in subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was necessary for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
If you shall do this thing, and God command you so, then you shall be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabbas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:
Then he called them in, and lodged them. And on the next day Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.
And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house:
And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
1 Samuel 8:7
And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto you: for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
1 Corinthians 9:19
For though I am free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them who were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
Therefore, though I might be very bold in Christ to command you that which is required,
And the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter.
And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.
1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
2 Corinthians 11:5
For I suppose I was not the least behind the very chief apostles.