Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
the apostles and elders came together to consider of this—but in presence, as would seem, of the people (Acts 15:12, Acts 15:22-23).
being brought on their way by the church—a kind of official escort.
they passed through Phenice—(See on Acts 11:19).
and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles, and they caused great joy to the brethren—As the converts in those parts were Jewish (Acts 11:19), their spirit contrasts favorably with that of others of their nation.
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