36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brethren in aevery city in which we proclaimed bthe word of the Lord, and see how they are.” 37 Barnabas wanted to take aJohn, called Mark, along with them also. 38 But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had adeserted them 1in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. 39 And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took aMark with him and sailed away to bCyprus. 40 But Paul chose aSilas and left, being bcommitted by the brethren to the grace of the Lord. 41 And he was traveling through aSyria and bCilicia, strengthening the churches.