Acts 2:47

“Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Praising God, and hauing fauour with all the people. And the Lord added to the Church dayly such as should be saued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were saved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

praising God, and having favour with all the people; and the Lord added [to the assembly] daily those that were to be saved.
- Darby Bible

Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

praising God, and having favor with all the people. The Lord added to the assembly day by day those who were being saved.
- World English Bible

and herieden togidere God, and hadden grace to al the folk. And the Lord encreside hem that weren maad saaf, ech dai in to the same thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

praising God, and having favour with all the people, and the Lord was adding those being saved every day to the assembly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:47


2:47 The Lord added daily such as were saved - From their sins: from the guilt and power of them.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:47


Ac 2:47 The Lord added to the church. This is the first time the church is named as existing. It had been founded on Pentecost. Such as should be saved. "Those that were being saved" (Revised Version). Those being saved on the conditions that the Gospel imposes the Lord added to his church.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Theresa Jerome
    They all had a relationship with the almighty, they all were on the mind of the almighty, because they all was in one place with God, they were all hit by the rushing wind, they didn't only get hit they were all filled with the holy Spirit and fire,and began to speak in many different languages as they had access to the holy Spirit.
  • Sylvia
    An answer to Magnocrat question v5,
    Yes they were devout men meaning they had deep religious feelings and committment, dedicated, loyal, faithful, steadfast, firm and zealous.
  • Jacob
    You receive the Spirit today by faith Gal 3:14. Peter realized this dispensational change by Acts 15:9. They received the Holy Ghost before water baptism in Acts 10:47. Peter never preached Acts 2:38's message after he realized the mystery revealed to the apostle Paul Eph 3:1-9, Rom 16:25. This differs form the Kingdom of Heaven message. Compare Lk 1:70, Acts 3:21 with Rom 16:25, 1 Cor 2.7.
  • Magnocrat
    Devout men of every nation : does that mean they were religious men
  • Irene123
    What I think of Acts 2 is -- it is THE beginning of Jesus' church and HIS salvation is found in verse 38.
  • Irene123
    I know He calls us and He receives us - after we have followed Acts 2:38. There is no, with just our mouths, 'accepting' Him as our personal savior. not when Peter himself, with the keys of knowledge Jesus gave him, was inspired by the Holy Ghost to preach Acts 2:38. How could anyone think that Jesus is such a 'marshmallow after the pre-scourging, then hours of crucifixion he went thru?

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