Paul and Barnabas Return to Antioch in Syria
Then they passed through Pisidia and came to Pamphylia.
And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia,
and from there they sailed to Antioch, s where they had been t commended to the grace of God for the work that they had fulfilled.
And when they arrived and gathered the church together, u they declared all that God had done with them, and v how he had w opened x a door of faith to the Gentiles.
And they remained no little time with the disciples.
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Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
But Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them.
So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers.
And all the assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles.
After greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.
When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, "Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.
1 Corinthians 16:9
For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
2 Corinthians 2:12
When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord.
At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison -
'I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
And there I will give her her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth, as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.