Acts 11:24
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New International Version
He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.

King James Bible
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
for he was a good man and full of [the] Holy Spirit and of faith; and a large crowd [of people] were added to the Lord.

World English Bible
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and many people were added to the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
because he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit, and of faith, and a great multitude was added to the Lord.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For he was a good man - Here is a proper character of a minister of the Gospel.

1. He is a good man: his bad heart is changed; his evil dispositions rooted out; and the mind that was in Christ implanted in him.

2. He is full of the Holy Ghost. He is holy, because the Spirit of holiness dwells in him: he has not a few transient visitations or drawings from that Spirit; it is a resident in his soul, and it fills his heart. It is light in his understanding; it is discrimination in his judgment; it is fixed purpose and determination in righteousness in his will; it is purity, it is love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, meekness, temperance, and fidelity in his affections and passions. In a word, it has sovereign sway in his heart; it governs all passions, and is the motive and principle of every righteous action.

3. He was full of faith. He implicitly credited his Lord; he knew that he could not lie - that his word could not fail; he expected, not only the fulfillment of all promises, but also every degree of help, light, life, and comfort, which God might at any time see necessary for his Church, he prayed for the Divine blessing, and he believed that he should not pray in vain. His faith never failed, because it laid hold on that God who could not change. Behold, ye preachers of the Gospel! an original minister of Christ. Emulate his piety, his faith, and his usefulness.

Much people was added unto the Lord - No wonder, when they had such a minister, preaching by the power of the Holy Ghost, such a Gospel as that of Jesus Christ.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he was.

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men.

2 Samuel 18:27 And the watchman said, Me thinks the running of the foremost is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok. And the king said...

Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.

Psalm 112:5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Proverbs 12:2 A good man obtains favor of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things...

Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life...

Luke 23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counselor; and he was a good man, and a just:

John 7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No...

Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.


Acts 6:3,5,8 Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom...

Romans 15:15 Nevertheless, brothers, I have written the more boldly to you in some sort, as putting you in mind...

and much.

Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord.

Acts 5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...

April 27 Evening
A new name.--REV. 2:17. The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.--Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.--They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.--Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Peter's Apologia
'And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. 2. And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, 3. Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them. 4. But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying, 5. I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

What God Hath Cleansed
'There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. 3. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 4. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

The Breaking Out of Discord
'And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 2. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. 3. And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles:
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Cross References
Acts 2:4
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 2:47
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Acts 5:14
Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.

Acts 6:5
This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.

Acts 11:21
The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

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