Acts 2:47

“Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Praising God, and hauing fauour with all the people. And the Lord added to the Church dayly such as should be saued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were saved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

praising God, and having favour with all the people; and the Lord added [to the assembly] daily those that were to be saved.
- Darby Bible

Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
- Webster's Bible

praising God and being regarded with favour by all the people. Also, day by day, the Lord added to their number those whom He was saving.
- Weymouth Bible

praising God, and having favor with all the people. The Lord added to the assembly day by day those who were being saved.
- World English Bible

and herieden togidere God, and hadden grace to al the folk. And the Lord encreside hem that weren maad saaf, ech dai in to the same thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

praising God, and having favour with all the people, and the Lord was adding those being saved every day to the assembly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:47


2:47 The Lord added daily such as were saved - From their sins: from the guilt and power of them.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:47


Ac 2:47 The Lord added to the church. This is the first time the church is named as existing. It had been founded on Pentecost. Such as should be saved. "Those that were being saved" (Revised Version). Those being saved on the conditions that the Gospel imposes the Lord added to his church.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Irene123
    Acts 2:4 - I've seen the question on here (on the comments back pgs.) - "I've tried to explain to my congregation that the holy ghost and the holy spirit are two separate things." I'm sure v. 4 is where they got this erroneous idea. Had Luke said, "..... as the ghost gave them utterance." it would have been ludicrous, as you can see. Isa. 1:18 - Come now, let us reason together ..... ".
  • Irene123
    Acts 18:2 says Aquila was from Pontus. I got curious, looked up Pontus. And the article reminded me there were people (Greeks, "strangers") present on the Day of Pentecost, Acts 2:9. It was during the Roman period that Christianity entered Pontus and near-by areas from the Roman 'dispersion'. God wanted His people to spread His word beyond Jerusalem, and this is how he did it.
  • Irene123
    To Nene - thank-you so much for your encouragement. We're walking with Him and He's revealed His truth to us and we have His strength, but - when people disparage us - it hurts; even people we'll never meet, have never seen. That must be the sorrow of His spirit in us ..... ? But I'm fine, going through a 'dry' spell, but I made contact real good with Jesus this a.m. I love you, Nene, in Jesus.
  • Nene
    Praise the Lord Irene 123...being a chosen vessel of God feels so good but I just wanted to comment you....you're doing a wonderful work for God online and I'm sure else where too cause there is so many need truth...we know it's only a few that are chosen because of the sincere heart and not justifying sin..so I will pray for you to keep doing what you feel lead to do for the kingdom. God Bless!!
  • Irene123
    The 4 gospels laid the foundation for the beginning of Jesus' church. The church began in Acts Ch. 2 with the first message by Peter, then the question, " ..... men and brethren, what shall we do?" Peter's answer, "Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift if the Holy Ghost."
    This is salvation.
  • Irene123
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, ...............yet knowing how way leads to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged ...... and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Acts 2:37-38

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