Acts 11:22

“Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then tidings of these things came vnto the eares of the Church, which was in Hierusalem: and they sent foorth Barnabas, that hee should goe as farre as Antioch.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The news about them reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off to Antioch.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the report concerning them came to the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas as far as Antioch:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And news of them came to the ears of the church at Jerusalem: and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch:
- Basic English Bible

And the report concerning them reached the ears of the assembly which was in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go through as far as Antioch:
- Darby Bible

Then tidings of these things came to the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
- Webster's Bible

When tidings of this reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem, they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch.
- Weymouth Bible

The report concerning them came to the ears of the assembly which was in Jerusalem. They sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch,
- World English Bible

And the word cam to the eris of the chirche, that was at Jerusalem, on these thingis; and thei senten Barnabas to Antioche.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the account was heard in the ears of the assembly that [is] in Jerusalem concerning them, and they sent forth Barnabas to go through unto Antioch,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 11:22


11:20 Some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene - Who were more accustomed to converse with the Gentiles. Who coming into Antioch - Then the capital of Syria, and, next to Rome and Alexandria, the most considerable city of the empire. Spake to the Greeks - As the Greeks were the most celebrated of the Gentile nations near Judea, the Jews called all the Gentiles by that name. Here we have the first account of the preaching the Gospel to the idolatrous Gentiles. All those to whom it had been preached before, did at least worship one God, the God of Israel.

11:21 And the hand of the Lord - That is, the power of his Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 11:22


Ac 11:22-24 Sent forth Barnabas. Barnabas was himself a Grecian Jew, also the friend of Saul, another Grecian Jew (Ac 4:36 9:27). He was chosen as a suitable man to go to Antioch and see whether there had been a real work of the Lord. When he had seen that it was "the grace of the Lord" (Ac 11:23), he rejoiced and gave it Godspeed, and the work grew more and more in this great metropolis. Antioch. Note that this is the first church named outside the bounds of Palestine. It was to become the great missionary center for the conversion of the Gentile world (Ac 13:1-3).

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