Acts 2:41

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

Then they that gladly receiued his word, were baptized: and the same day there were added vnto them about three thousand soules.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Chuck
    Remember the question that was asked of Peter. What must we do? Peter told the people what they must do:acts2:38 and who else should dothis:acts2:39
  • Ray321
    Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, Before Stephen got stone, Jesus was standing to come down from Heaven, but when Stephen died, Jesus sat back down. There was a reason for Jesus for standing. The Mystery
  • A disciple
    Forgive me, Ray; but you are mistaken with what you say about Stephen's death preventing the coming of the Lord! That is something simply out of your own head; nothing that can be qualified by Scripture or the Spirit of the LORD in all Prophecies. The Day of the LORD comes when the transgressors are come to the full and all restraint has been taken away from them to do all that they have imagined.
  • Ray321
    Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel The Apostles thought they were on the last days. Joel 1:15 15 Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. The Apostle knew the day of the Lord was near. They were living it , but something stops all that, in chapter 7, the stoning of Stephen. Jews rejected Christ.
  • BSP
    Verse 11 shows the power of hearing the good news of God in one's own language.
  • A disciple
    "..Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven..every man heard them speak in his own language." It may seem like an insignificant point that there were Jews from every Nation under heaven; but there is much in it. Because of Israel's sin and rebellion, rejection of the faith and God's Spirit in His Prophets; they were put under the dominion of the Gentiles until the Day of the LORD.

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