When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.
When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to report all things that God had done with them and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren.
After we arrived in Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.
“ He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
And when he wanted to go across to Achaia, the brethren encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace,
After he had greeted them, he began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.
Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed,
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain—
Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also Barnabas’s cousin Mark (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him);
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting;
Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.