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

  • Irene123
    Dan. FC on 9-30-'16 - quote: "if you have a problem with what Jesus says, then you have a big problem." unquote. Matt.28:19 - "..... baptizing them in the NAME of ..... "; Acts 2:37 - Now when they heard this they were pricked in their heart ..... and said, men and brethren what shall we do?" v.38 - Then said unto them, Repent and baptized in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins ..
  • Irene123
    J. Claudio - You need to go to Jesus in prayer for HIS guidance in your ministry, not to people. People will give you THEIR ideas. Jesus told His disciples, Apostles to pray for His words to speak AFTER they r'cvd the power of the Holy Ghost on the Day of Pentecost. You don't have His spirit or you would know this. I am NOT judging you; please believe that. I pray for God's wisdom for you.
  • C.Lee
    As we use faith we should see Christ and the church that he gave his life for in a new light. God's Word ignites our hearts for worship and for reaching out to our world with the Gospel. The same Holy Spirit dwells in us and gives us power to be a light and impact in this dark world.
  • Irene123
    Does anyone on here know that it was at least15 years after Jesus established His church in Acts ch. 2 that the epistles even BEGAN to be written, the 'epistles' being all the books after Acts. So where did all the scriptures come from that the apostles and disciples use to witness to people during those 15 yrs? Answer - from their knowledge of the O.T. and Jesus' 3 yr. ministry with them.
  • Arthur Angura
    We must be born again if we want to see the Kingdom of God.
    Before the day of Pentecost, the apostles had no POWER to do the will of God.
    Jesus commanded the apostles not to leave Jerusalem,without the power of the Holy Ghost.
    With man it is impossible,but not with God,for with God all things are possible.
    We need power to witness,to pray,to understand the scriptures and to bear fruits .
  • Arthur Angura
    We must be born again if we want to see the Kingdom of God.
    Before the day of Pentecost, the apostles had no POWER to do the will of God.
    Jesus commanded the apostles not to leave Jerusalem,without the power of the Holy Ghost.
    With man it is impossible,but not with God,for with God all things are possible.
    We need power to witness,to pray,to understand the scriptures and to bear fruits .

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