Acts 2:41

“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then they that gladly receiued his word, were baptized: and the same day there were added vnto them about three thousand soules.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They then that received his word were baptized: and there were added `unto them' in that day about three thousand souls.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then those who gave hearing to his words had baptism: and about three thousand souls were joined to them that day.
- Basic English Bible

Those then who had accepted his word were baptised; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls.
- Darby Bible

Then they that gladly received his word, were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls.
- Webster's Bible

Those, therefore, who joyfully welcomed his Message were baptized; and on that one day about three thousand persons were added to them;
- Weymouth Bible

Then those who gladly received his word were baptized. There were added that day about three thousand souls.
- World English Bible

Thanne thei that resseyueden his word weren baptisid, and in that dai soulis weren encreesid, aboute thre thousinde;
- Wycliffe Bible

then those, indeed, who did gladly receive his word were baptized, and there were added on that day, as it were, three thousand souls,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:41


2:41 And there were added - To the hundred and twenty.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:41


Ac 2:41 They that gladly received his word. Every believing penitent would gladly receive it. Were baptized. Not indefinitely in the future, but that day. The same day there were added about three thousand souls. Hackett, in his "Commentary on Acts", writes: ``It is proper to add that pools numerous and large which encircled Jerusalem, as both those still in use, and as the remains of others testify of at the present day, afforded ample means for the celebration of the rite of baptism. The habits of the East, as every traveler knows, would present no obstacle to such a use of the public reservoirs.'' It has been objected to the immersion of the three thousand that the apostles could not have done it in one day. We are not told that the apostles only were the baptists, or even baptized at all. There were at least 120 disciples there; perhaps even more on this great day. Perhaps the Seventy were all there. But the apostles alone could have discharged the office. There would be 250 to each one. Sixty persons have been immersed easily in an hour by one person. At this rate the whole work could have been accomplished by twelve men in about four hours. The celebrated Chrysostom, aided by his elders, baptized (immersed) 3,000 in a day in A.D. 404.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • John Collins Sr.
    I believe Satan is the author of confusion, GOD is not the author of confusion 1 Corinthians 14:33. As also in all his epistles Paul's letters to the churches he established in the BOOK OF ACTS , speaking in them of these things, in which are hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest twist , as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 2 PETER 3:16. These letters were established in the Book of ACTS on PAUL'S missionary journeys. Study to shew thyself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2Timothy 2:15. Acts 19:1-6. REMEMBER ALL SCRIPTURE IS BY INSPIRATION OF GOD! 2 Timothy 3:16. Read Ephesians 4:5, Galatians 1: 8-12.
  • Job odhiambo
    God showed love by joining them in church becoz he hmself said that even if our sins r as red as blood He promised to wash them and change their colour 2be as white as snow
  • Irene123
    To Rodney- again; I know I said in my last message that it was 'all', but I did need to explain more of why I 'attacked' him; He is a pastor, right? I'm not angry nor indignant with him; it's just I was raised to believe pastors are to seek God for their guidance and answers; not their flock. The pastors are to teach the flock, not vice versa. We are DEFINITELY not to teach the pastors, 1pet.5:2.
  • Irene123
    To Rodney - Since you are assuming I attacked a man of God and could not 'hear' my tone of voice - nor discern my attitude - this is all I will say, except - I do thank-you for the response, God Bless you.
  • Rodney Adcock
    To Irene123. It seems to me like your knowledge has you puffed up....Why would you attack a Man of God when he is simply asking a question about Peters nakedness.
  • Irene123
    Something I literally just now noticed - I went to ch. 3 and saw Peter's healing of the lame man at the gate; somewhere I read (not on here) that this was the Apostle's first healing. No, it wasn't; in ch. 2, after the message, "many signs and wonders were done ....."; the 'gate' healing was spoken of as a miraculous miracle because of their 'instant' faith, right on the spot.

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