Acts 6:7

“And the word of God encreased, and the number of the Disciples multiplied in Hierusalem greatly, and a great company of the Priests were obedient to the faith.”

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Other Translations

And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
- King James Version

The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the word of God was increasing in power; and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem became very great, and a great number of priests were in agreement with the faith.
- Basic English Bible

And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem was very greatly multiplied, and a great crowd of the priests obeyed the faith.
- Darby Bible

And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
- Webster's Bible

Meanwhile God's Message continued to spread, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem very greatly increased, and very many priests obeyed the faith.
- Weymouth Bible

The word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly. A great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
- World English Bible

And the word of the Lord wexide, and the noumbre of the disciplis in Jerusalem was myche multiplied; also myche cumpany of preestis obeiede to the feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the word of God did increase, and the number of the disciples did multiply in Jerusalem exceedingly; a great multitude also of the priests were obedient to the faith.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 6:7


6:7 And the word of God grew - The hinderances being removed.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 6:7


Ac 6:7 A great company of the priests were obedient. There was harmony and progress after the trouble was adjusted. The seven became preachers and greatly aided. Not only vast multitudes of the people, but even many of the priesthood obeyed. The priests were very numerous. Ezr 2:36-39 says that 4,289 priests returned from Babylon, and they must have been much more numerous at this time. To the faith. The Gospel, which is faith in and obedience to Christ.

Discussion for Acts 6

  • BSP
    Verse 11~The religious leaders trumped up charges against Stephen and accused him of blasphemy. We see the same false accusations taking place today against innocent ones.
  • BSP
    Verse 15~Stephen's face was like an angels face in that he reflected faith, serenity, calm, and complete confidence in Jehovah God.
  • Douglas Wells
    He was talking about the sin full body that the adam had. But in place to what the devil told him
  • Natukunda medius
    IAM OVERWHELMED BY THE DEVOTION OF THE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST, THEY HAD RESPECT FOR THE WORK OF GOD AND SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES TO SERVE HIM WHICH IS NOT THERE NOW WITH THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD. LETS GO BACK TO THE WORD AND THE FIRST DEVOTION CHILDREN OF GOD.
  • A disciple
    Correction: The Angel took incense and offered it with the prayers of all Saints upon the Altar. He then took the censer and filled it with fire of the Altar of incense, and threw it into the earth; this signifying that it was for the sake of the martyrs of Jesus and the prayers borne out of His suffering Church, that wrath and the Day of the LORD comes to make an end with the wicked of the earth.
  • A disciple
    Ray; I don't understand what you mean by, "This will delay the second coming of Jesus." In Revelation it is because of the souls of the witnesses under the Altar, who are crying to the LORD for vengeance, that the Day of the LORD comes upon the ungodly! Before the seven Angels sounded their trumpets, the one Angel took hot coals from off the Altar, and offered them with the prayers of all Saints.

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