The Bible in Its Traditions

Acts of the Apostles 15:40–16:5

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40  But Paul, choosing Silas, departed, being given over to the grace of God by the brothers.

40  And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

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41  And he passed through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

41  And he traveled through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the Churches, instructing them to keep the precepts of the Apostles and the elders.

41  And he traveled through SyrÆi-a and CiliÆcia, establishing churches.

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16:1  Now he arrived at Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there named Timothy, the son of a certain Jewish woman who believed, but his father was Greek,

THEN he arrived at the city of DerÆbe and LysÆtra: there was there a disciple whose name was TimoÆthe-us, the son of a Jewess convert, but whose father was a SyrÆian.

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16:2  who had a good testimony by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium.

The same was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

And all the disciples of LysÆtra and I-coÆnium gave good testimony concerning him.

16:3  Paul wanted [Timothy] to accompany him, and taking him, he circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was Greek.

Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and he took and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those parts: for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Paul wanted to take this man with him, so he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region; for they all knew that his father was a SyrÆi-an.

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16:4  And as they were going through the cities, they were delivering to them the decrees to keep, which had been decided by the apostles and the elders at Jerusalem.

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16:5  Therefore the churches were strengthened in the faith, and were growing in number each day.

So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

And certainly, the Churches were being strengthened in faith and were increasing in number every day.