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Acts 4:36

Then Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

Acts 9:27

But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way and that he had spoken to him and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

Acts 11:22-24

Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the congregation which was in Jerusalem, and they sent forth Barnabas that he should go unto Antioch. Who, when he came and had seen the grace of God, was glad and exhorted them all to remain in their purpose of heart in the Lord. For he was a good man and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and many people were added unto the Lord.

Acts 11:25

Then Barnabas departed to Tarsus to seek Saul, and when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch.

Acts 11:27-30

And in those days prophets came down from Jerusalem unto Antioch. And one of them named Agabus stood up and signified by the Spirit that there should be great famine throughout all the world, which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar. Then the disciples, each one according to what he had, determined to send relief unto the brethren who dwelt in Judea,read more.
which they likewise did and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 14:12

And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius because he was the chief speaker.

Acts 15:1

Then certain men who came down from Judaea taught the brethren and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

Acts 15:22-31

Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole congregation , to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas and Silas, principal men among the brethren; and they wrote letters by them after this manner: The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia; forasmuch as we have heard that certain ones who went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised and keep the law, to whom we gave no such commandment,read more.
it seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that ye abstain from foods offered to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch; and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle, which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Acts 15:36-39

And some days after, Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord and see how they do. And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia and did not go with them to the work.read more.
And the contention was so sharp between them that they departed asunder one from the other, and so Barnabas took Mark and sailed unto Cyprus;

1 Corinthians 9:6

Do only Barnabas and I not have authority to forbear working?

Galatians 2:1

Then fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas and took Titus with me also.

Galatians 2:13

And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him, insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their hypocrisy.

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Barnabas » Characteristics of » Self-supporting

1 Corinthians 9:6

Do only Barnabas and I not have authority to forbear working?

Barnabas » Is sent as an emissary to jerusalem

Galatians 2:1-9

Then fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas and took Titus with me also. But I went up by revelation and communicated unto them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who seemed to be of repute, to not run, or have run, in vain. But not even Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised, read more.
And that in spite of the false brethren, who entered secretly to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus that they might bring us into bondage; Unto whom we did not submit even for one hour that the truth of the gospel might remain with you. But of these who seemed to be of repute, (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me: God does not accept the appearance of men), for those who seemed to be of repute in conference added nothing to me; But to the contrary, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter (for he that showed himself forth in Peter for apostleship of the circumcision, the same also showed himself forth in me toward the Gentiles); and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they unto the circumcision.

Barnabas » Characteristics of » Inspiring influence

Acts 11:25-26

Then Barnabas departed to Tarsus to seek Saul, and when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass that for a whole year they gathered themselves together with the congregation and taught many people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Barnabas » Characteristics of » Trustworthy

Acts 11:29-30

Then the disciples, each one according to what he had, determined to send relief unto the brethren who dwelt in Judea, which they likewise did and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Barnabas » Characteristics of » Sympathy

Acts 4:36-37

Then Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Barnabas » Characteristics of » Broadmindedness

Acts 9:26-27

And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he tried to join himself to the disciples; but they were all afraid of him and did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way and that he had spoken to him and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

Barnabas » Disaffected toward paul

Acts 15:36-39

And some days after, Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord and see how they do. And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia and did not go with them to the work. read more.
And the contention was so sharp between them that they departed asunder one from the other, and so Barnabas took Mark and sailed unto Cyprus;

Barnabas » Called jupiter (zeus)

Acts 14:12-18

And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Jupiter, who was before their city, brought bulls and garlands unto the gates and would have done sacrifice unto them with the people. Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they rent their clothes and ran in among the people, crying out read more.
and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the things that are therein, who in generations past suffered all the Gentiles to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless he did not leave himself without witness, in that he did good and gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. And with these words they scarcely restrained the people, that they not sacrifice unto them.

Barnabas » Characteristics of » spirit filled

Barnabas » Characteristics of » Fine personal appearance (?)

Acts 14:12

And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius because he was the chief speaker.

Barnabas » Characteristics of » Gift of exhortation

Acts 11:23

Who, when he came and had seen the grace of God, was glad and exhorted them all to remain in their purpose of heart in the Lord.

Barnabas » A levite who gave his possessions to be owned in common with other disciples

Acts 4:36-37

Then Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Barnabas » Brings him to the apostles

Acts 9:25-27

Then the disciples took him by night and let him down by the wall in a basket. And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he tried to join himself to the disciples; but they were all afraid of him and did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way and that he had spoken to him and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

Barnabas » Characteristics of » Adapted to missionary work

Barnabas » Goes with paul to iconium

Acts 14:1-7

And it came to pass in Iconium that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews and so spoke, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed. But the disobedient Jews stirred up the Gentiles and corrupted their desire against the brethren. With all this, they abode there a long time speaking with freedom in the Lord, who gave testimony unto the word of his grace and granted that signs and wonders be done by their hands. read more.
But the multitude of the city was divided, and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles and also of the Jews with their princes, to insult them and to stone them, they were aware of it and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lies round about. And there they preached the gospel.

Barnabas » Returns with paul to antioch (of syria)

Acts 12:25

And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.

Barnabas » Devotion of, to jesus

Acts 15:26

men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Barnabas » Goes to derbe

Acts 14:20

But as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up and came into the city, and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

Barnabas » Accompanies paul to jerusalem

Acts 11:30

which they likewise did and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Barnabas » An apostle

Acts 14:14

Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they rent their clothes and ran in among the people, crying out

Barnabas » Piety of

Barnabas » Is reconciled to paul

1 Corinthians 9:6

Do only Barnabas and I not have authority to forbear working?

Barnabas » A prophet

Acts 13:1

Now there were in the congregation that was at Antioch prophets and teachers: Barnabas and Simeon that was called Niger and Lucius of Cyrene and Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Barnabas » Goes with paul to seleucia

Faith » Instances of faith in Christ » Barnabas

Liberality » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

Then Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Missionaries » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

Then Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Religion » True religion » Examples of piety » Barnabas

Self-denial » Exemplified » Barnabas

Acts 4:36-37

Then Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation), a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.