Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to get to know Cephas, and I stayed with him 15 days.
But after Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy.
When they had been sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, explaining in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and they created great joy among all the brothers.
When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church, the apostles, and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.
Then the rest of the Jews joined his hypocrisy, so that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.
Joseph, a Levite and a Cypriot by birth, whom the apostles named Barnabas, which is translated Son of Encouragement,
sold a field he owned, brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
Then he went to Tarsus to search for Saul,
This they did, sending it to the elders by means of Barnabas and Saul.
And Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem after they had completed their relief mission, on which they took John Mark.
As they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work that I have called them to."
But the Jews incited the religious women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and expelled them from their district.
And they started to call Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the main speaker.
we have unanimously decided to select men and send them to you along with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
After some time had passed, Paul said to Barnabas, "Let's go back and visit the brothers in every town where we have preached the message of the Lord, and see how they're doing."
Barnabas wanted to take along John Mark.
But Paul did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work.
There was such a sharp disagreement that they parted company, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed off to Cyprus.
Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working?
Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, as does Mark, Barnabas' cousin (concerning whom you have received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him),
But not even Titus who was with me, though he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised.
Thanks be to God who put the same diligence for you into the heart of Titus.
As for Titus, he is my partner and co-worker serving you; as for our brothers, they are the messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.
To Titus, my true child in our common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.