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

  • Jacob
    Acts chapter 2 is a continuation of John the Baptist's baptism see Mk 1:4. That's why they had to be re baptized in Acts 19 because they had his baptism Acts 19:4. Acts transitions from the law to grace. You don't receive the Holy Ghost like that today, you receive the Spirit through faith see Gal 3:14. After the Jews rejected Christ in Acts 7 Paul is saved and God goes to the Gentiles Acts 20:28.
  • Nathan
    Acts2:38 is the only salvation for our souls. Not confessing he is lord and BAM your saved. That would be false doctrine. Mark my words, "There will be a preacher killing day for the falls doctrine" there is only one God one Baptism One Holy Ghost. And it's reall o God it's reall blessed be your name o Lord. Amen
  • Irene123
    to Sharon - you advised someone (I didn't take notice of who) to read acts ch. 2. Yes, I agree - please really study it. Matt. 28: 19 is in there, in vs. 4 and 37-38.
  • Anyang
    What i think it means is that when you arks for something like a phone
    God would not just give it to you . But if you arks for something like blessing for somebody God will be done upon there lives. and to seek it means to seek the word of door you now what i am talking about? and nock and the door will be opened for you and Gods people . and may god bless you all in everything that is done Amen
  • Sharon
    First are you Saved? Have you received Jesus as your personal saver. Do you have a Relationship with him? In Matthew 7:7). Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it shall be opened unto you...Bless you

    Read Act 2
  • Lilian
    Hi Betty Jesus loves you, the only way to have faith in God is by hearing the word of God. We must be Born Again in Spirit and not in flesh . We must invite Jesus and accept him into your life Jesus will be the one to connect his spirit to us, from his blood our sins are cleanse and we are pardoned and was healed from his stripes iasiah 53.5. Just keep praising and thanking him everyday.amen

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