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

  • Orlando
    Contrary to popular beleif, Repentance is a step, a pillar and the agent unto the covenant God has given us as prophesied in Joel 2:12-14 This repentance, Has NEVER equated salvation. It suffices the requirement of the LAW, Baptism suffices the requirement of Promise, and tounges suffices the requirement of the Sign. These three are made one in us, LAW,Atonement and Charity.
  • Alex
    Stephen Jesus didnt feed the multitudes till the 3 rd day,they had to fast for 2 days,he says the days are coming when THE BRIDEGROOM WILL BE TAKEN AWAY THEN SHALL YOU FAST IN THOSE DAYS,DAYS ARE PLURAL 2 DAYS 2000 YRS NO BRIDEGROOM,THUS NO KINGDOM FOR 2 DAYS 2000 YRS. THE DAYS ARE COMING WHEN YOU WILL DESIRE TO SEE 1 OF THE DAYS OF THE SON OF MAN BUT YOU WILL NOT SEE THEM.NO BRIDEGROOM NO KINGDOM
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Only our Heavenly abba daddy can put us all back on the very same page of the accurate Rightly Divided Word of the Truth and thats just what HE alone can do in these latter days in this Kingdom of God {Love-Salvation-Grace-Full Restoration in the Holy Ghost} once again as promised. The latter rain belongs to His chosen elect beloved Judah Holy Zion to be made of the Temple Made Without Hands amen.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    I am not your enemy a disciple though at first you sure treated me so. Sure. Their are those of us who know more and are sharper than others Rightly Dividing the Word but it was never meant to be that way. Only our Heavenly abba daddy can do this and YES HE WILL in these latter days before the Kingdom of God closes our Brother. Shalom.
  • A disciple
    Stephen Z; I just want to point out to you that though part of what you write is accurate and correct according to the Scriptures; a better knowledge of the entire history with respect to God's plan for man, shows more than what you say; and we have a tendency to negate the importance of the things done in past ages because our perception of history is so short. Maybe we can work together on this?
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Dear a disciple. I do not have any theories but the Rightly Divided Word of the truth itself and I back it. We still abide in the Kingdom of God which began at the Day of Pentecost Acts through Jude period. The Kingdom of God is and always has been a temporary age of the Gentiles which transitions back to the Kingdom of Heaven or Revelation. Its called accuracy a disciple. Shalom.

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