New Living Translation
all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship 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.
Darby Bible Translation
praising God, and having favour with all the people; and the Lord added to the assembly daily those that were to be saved.
World English Bible
praising God, and having favor with all the people. The Lord added to the assembly day by day those who were being saved.
Young's Literal Translation
praising God, and having favour with all the people, and the Lord was adding those being saved every day to the assembly.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:47 The Lord added daily such as were saved - From their sins: from the guilt and power of them.
LibraryThe Name Above Every Name
'Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.'--ACTS ii. 36. It is no part of my purpose at this time to consider the special circumstances under which these words were spoken, nor even to enter upon an exposition of their whole scope. I select them for one reason, the occurrence in them of the three names by which we designate our Saviour--Jesus, Lord, Christ. To us they are very little more than three proper …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
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Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day--about 3,000 in all.
But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so the number of believers now totaled about 5,000 men, not counting women and children.
But no one else dared to join them, even though all the people had high regard for them.
Yet more and more people believed and were brought to the Lord--crowds of both men and women.
But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food.
So God's message continued to spread. The number of believers greatly increased in Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish priests were converted, too.
The church then had peace throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria, and it became stronger as the believers lived in the fear of the Lord. And with the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it also grew in numbers.
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