Then, fourteen years later, I again went up to Jerusalem, with Barnabas, and took Titus with me too.
But they did not even try to compel my companion, Titus, although he was a Greek, to be circumcised --
The rest of the Jewish Christians, too, joined him in this pretense so that even Barnabas was influenced to join them in their pretense.
Now Joseph, a Levite, a native of Cyprus, who by the apostles was named Barnabas, which means Son of Encouragement,
And this they did and sent it to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.
When Barnabas and Saul had finished their helpful service, they returned from Jerusalem, and took along with them John who was called Mark.
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them."
But the Jews stirred up the devout women of high rank and the men of first rank in town, and so started a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
So, as a dire disturbance and a serious discussion had been created between Paul and Barnabas and them, they decided that Paul and Barnabas and some others from their number should go up to Jerusalem to confer with the apostles and elders about this question.
we have passed a unanimous resolution to select and send messengers to you with our beloved brothers Barnabas and Paul,
Some days after this Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in every town where we preached the Lord's message, to see how they are."
Or is it Barnabas and I alone who have no right to refrain from working for a living?
But thanks be to God, who kindles in the heart of Titus the same enthusiasm for you that I have;
As for Titus, he is my partner and comrade in the work for you, while these brothers of ours, the representatives of the churches, will bring glory to Christ.
Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas, but I spent only two weeks with him;
Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, wishes to be remembered to you; and so does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas; if he comes to see you, give him a hearty welcome.
to Titus, my genuine child in our common faith: be spiritual blessing and peace from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.