Bible: Acts 15:30-16:5
15:30 So when they were dismissed, 1 they went down to Antioch, 2 and after gathering the entire group 3 together, they delivered the letter. 15:31 When they read it aloud, 4 the people 5 rejoiced at its encouragement. 6 15:32 Both Judas and Silas, who were prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with a long speech. 7 15:33 After 8 they had spent some time there, 9 they were sent off in peace by the brothers to those who had sent them. 15:34 [[EMPTY]] 10 15:35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, 11 teaching and proclaiming (along with many others) 12 the word of the Lord. 13
Paul and Barnabas Part Company
15:36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s return 14 and visit the brothers in every town where we proclaimed the word of the Lord 15 to see how they are doing.” 16 15:37 Barnabas wanted to bring John called Mark along with them too, 15:38 but Paul insisted 17 that they should not take along this one who had left them in Pamphylia 18 and had not accompanied them in the work. 15:39 They had 19 a sharp disagreement, 20 so that they parted company. Barnabas took along 21 Mark and sailed away to Cyprus, 22 15:40 but Paul chose Silas and set out, commended 23 to the grace of the Lord by the brothers and sisters. 24 15:41 He passed through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening 25 the churches.
Timothy Joins Paul and Silas
16:1 He also came to Derbe 26 and to Lystra. 27 A disciple 28 named Timothy was there, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, 29 but whose father was a Greek. 30 16:2 The brothers in Lystra 31 and Iconium 32 spoke well 33 of him. 34 16:3 Paul wanted Timothy 35 to accompany him, and he took 36 him and circumcised 37 him because of the Jews who were in those places, 38 for they all knew that his father was Greek. 39 16:4 As they went through the towns, 40 they passed on 41 the decrees that had been decided on by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem 42 for the Gentile believers 43 to obey. 44 16:5 So the churches were being strengthened in the faith and were increasing in number every day. 45