Acts 4:4

“Howbeit, many of them which heard the word, beleeued, and the number of the men was about fiue thousand.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
- King James Version

But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But many of them that heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But a number of those who gave hearing to the word had faith; and they were now about five thousand.
- Basic English Bible

But many of those who had heard the word believed; and the number of the men had become [about] five thousand.
- Darby Bible

But many of them who heard the word, believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
- Webster's Bible

But many of those who had listened to their preaching believed; and the number of the adult men had now grown to be about 5,000.
- Weymouth Bible

But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
- World English Bible

But manye of hem that hadden herd the word, bileueden; and the noumbre of men was maad fyue thousyndis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and many of those hearing the word did believe, and the number of the men became, as it were, five thousand.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 4:4


4:4 The number of the men - Beside women and children, were about five thousand - So many did our Lord now feed at once with the bread from heaven!


People's Bible Notes for Acts 4:4


Ac 4:4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed. Became converts. This ("believed") is a usual scriptural expression for the whole change wrought by belief. "Faith comes by hearing . . . the word of God" (Ro 10:17), and faith leads to obedience. The number of the men was about five thousand. It is probable that the meaning is that the number of men was now increased to five thousand. The term in the Greek ("andres") does not properly include women, so that this is the number of male believers. It is probable that most of the converts of Pentecost and of this occasion were men. Oriental women were not likely to attend in large numbers on such public occasions.

Discussion for Acts 4

  • Barbara
    KJ version is only translation that uses the phrase Acts 4:30 By the Name of Jesus not through the Name of Jesus. This gives two different meanings to me. Am I missing something here or am I misunderstanding
  • BSP
    Verse 13~They were outspoken because they had the holy spirit which gave them the boldness to be fearlessly outspoken.
  • Lilian
    There are no other name given under the heaven its only Jesus Its only Jesus died on the cross and shed his blood for us so that you and me will be saved the stone has turn away and this is symbolises that Jesus resurrection and was raised from the dead thanks to your blood Lord Jesus my Jehova Shalom
  • BSP
    Verse 12- there is no salvation in anyone else but Jesus and their is no other true path to follow.
  • BSP
    Verse 3~Persecution arose soon after holy spirit was poured out. Satan uses his earthly agents to try and stop the progress of the true Christian congregation.
  • Freddieo
    I remember my baptism at 20 years old. It truly was an unforgettable experience. The p0wer of the holy ghost can truly have an immediate impact upon you. I like to compare it to hitting a home run. I pray that same power would continue with me forever, and the Love of Jesus and the power of the holy ghost. Peter, like me, started out good, he did deny Christ. This is the journey that is ahead.

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