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31 And having read it, they rejoiced over the encouragement. 32 Both Judas and Silas, also themselves being prophets, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with a long[a] message. 33 And having done time there, they were sent-away with greetings of peace from the brothers to the ones having sent them out.

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  1. Acts 15:32 Or, a great message. That is, long in duration; or great in quality. If Luke is referring to multiple occasions rather than one speaking event, then this means ‘much speaking’, as in 20:2.

31 The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message. 32 Judas and Silas,(A) who themselves were prophets,(B) said much to encourage and strengthen the believers. 33 After spending some time there, they were sent off by the believers with the blessing of peace(C) to return to those who had sent them.

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