“And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.”
King James Version (KJV)
14:26 Recommended to the grace - Or favour, of God, for the work which they had fulfilled - This shows the nature and design of that laying on of hands, which was mentioned #Acts 13:3|.
Ac 14:26 From thence sailed to Antioch. The Syrian Antioch, the first Gentile church, the mother church of Gentile missions, the church that sent them forth several years before (Ac 13:1,3). Exactly how long a time had been occupied in this missionary tour cannot be ascertained, but it is almost certain that the visit to Jerusalem, recorded in Ac 11:29,30 12:25, took place in A.D. 44, while that mentioned in Ac 15:2 took place in A.D. 51, there being six or seven years between. This time was occupied with the missionary journey and the stay at Antioch. The first probably extended over three or four years.