Then the apostles and elders in cooperation with the whole church passed a resolution to select and send some men of their number with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch. These were Judas, who was called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers.
So we send Judas and Silas to you, to bring you the same message by word of mouth.
Now Judas and Silas, as they were prophets themselves, in a lengthy talk encouraged and strengthened the brothers.
But Paul selected Silas and set out, after the brothers had committed him to the favor of the Lord.
By Silvanus, our faithful brother, as I regard him, I have written you this short letter, to encourage you and to testify that this is the true, unmerited favor of God. Stand firm in it.
Then they nominated two men, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias.
But as the owners saw that the hope of their profit-making was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them to the public square, before the authorities,
But about midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,
Then the jailer called for lights and rushed in and fell trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas.
So some of them were convinced, and they joined Paul and Silas; also quite a number of devout Greeks and not a few women of the first rank.
That night at once the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea, and on arriving there they went to the Jewish synagogue.
Then the brothers at once sent Paul off to the coast, while Silas and Timothy stayed on there.
By the time Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was wholly absorbed in preaching the message and was enthusiastically assuring the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the Thessalonian church in union with God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: spiritual blessing and peace be to you.
while we will go on devoting ourselves to prayer and the word of God."
When the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted God's message, they sent Peter and John there.
Now the news about them came to the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and so they sent Barnabas all the way to Antioch.
Some people came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised in accordance with the custom that Moses handed down, you cannot be saved."
They sent this letter by them: "The apostles and elders as brothers send greeting to the brothers from among the heathen in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia.
we have passed a unanimous resolution to select and send messengers to you with our beloved brothers Barnabas and Paul,