Acts 2:41

“ Then they that gladly receiued his word, were baptized: and the same day there were added vnto them about three thousand soules.”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • Claude cloutier
    ACTS 2: 31 CHRIST WHENT TO HELL !!! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE !!! KJV error, in modern translations the word chosen is hades or grave, the place of the dead . KJV translates sheol,hades,gehenna all three to HELL. What is GEHENNA ? location, large BURNING City DUMP just OUTSIDE JERUSALEM . What About in hell ? Why is the devil tormenting his followers , why it should be the christians . CONFUSED !!
  • Bruce
    There is No Remission for Sin Without The Blood of The Lamb(Hebrews 9:11-28) Washed by The Blood(Revelation1-5)Then You are Clean Enough for The Holy Ghost to Move in(Mark 1:8) You Will be Changed(2 Corinthians 5:17) Impossible Not to Know. You Will Tell Others what Christ has Done in Your Life and How They Can be Saved. Without The Call of The Father Impossible( John 6:44) A Tug on Your Heart
  • Richard Boyd
    Repentance and remission of sin shall be preached in his name among all nations begining at jeursalem, lk 24:47 was Gods plan spoke by Peter in Acts 2:38, acts 4:12, your not saved if you failed to follow what the apostles exhorted, If you care about where you will spend eterenty, acts 2:38 is the only way to remit sin
  • Jessica
    An example to the modern day church but we have gone off.
    LORD HELP US
  • Debra & Alton V
    The moon is suppose to turn into blood, or so appear to be so tomorrow night. 01 20th, 2019. Although all the signs are here still people are foolish do not see the end is near. God wI'll return. Those who disbelieves are in for a shock the day Jesus comes back God rids the evil throws it all back into hell. I just hope my feet are clean enough to walk across th e golden streets of glory.
  • William R McCourtie
    No one can come to the Father unless the Holy Spirit draws him. (para. KJV) That's why the time to commit and accept Christ as one's Savior is Now. Men will try to escape and even curse God but will not repent because the Holy Spirit will not be drawing men in the day of judgment. Receive Christ now while you have time.

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