English Standard Version
praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
King James Bible
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
American Standard Version
praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were saved.
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord increased daily together such as should be saved.
English Revised Version
praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were being saved.
Webster's Bible Translation
Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Weymouth New Testament
praising God and being regarded with favour by all the people. Also, day by day, the Lord added to their number those whom He was saving.
Acts 2:47 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Imperfect: kept adding.
Such as should be saved (τοὺς σωζομένους)
Lit., as Rev., those that were being saved. The rendering of the A. V. would require the verb to be in the future, whereas it is the present participle. Compare 1 Corinthians 1:18. Salvation is a thing of the present, as well as of the past and future. The verb is used in all these senses in the New Testament. Thus, we were saved (not are, as A. V.), Romans 8:24; shall or shalt be saved, Romans 10:9, Romans 10:13; ye are being saved, 1 Corinthians 15:2. "Godliness, righteousness, is life, is salvation. And it is hardly necessary to say that the divorce of morality and religion must be fostered and encouraged by failing to note this, and so laying the whole stress either on the past or on the future - on the first call, or on the final change. It is, therefore, important that the idea of salvation as a rescue from sin, through the knowledge of God in Christ, and therefore a progressive condition, a present state, should not be obscured, and we can but regret such a translation as Acts 2:47, 'The Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved,' where the Greek implies a different idea" (Lightfoot, "On a Fresh Revision of the New Testament").
To the church
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.
None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem.
And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,
Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.
And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.
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