15:22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided 1 to send men chosen from among them, Judas called Barsabbas and Silas, 2 leaders among the brothers, to Antioch 3 with Paul and Barnabas.
15:27 Therefore we are sending 4 Judas and Silas 5 who will tell you these things themselves in person. 6
15:32 Both Judas and Silas, who were prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with a long speech. 7
1 tn BDAG 255 s.v. δοκέω 2.b.β lists this verse under the meaning “it seems best to me, I decide, I resolve.”
3 sn Antioch was a city in Syria (not Antioch in Pisidia).
4 tn This verb has been translated as an epistolary aorist.
5 sn Judas and Silas were the “two witnesses” who would vouch for the truth of the recommendation.
6 tn Grk “by means of word” (an idiom for a verbal report).
7 tn Here λόγου (logou) is singular. BDAG 599-600 s.v. λόγος 1.a.β has “in a long speech” for this phrase.