Acts 1:15
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New International Version
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)

New Living Translation
During this time, when about 120 believers were together in one place, Peter stood up and addressed them.

English Standard Version
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,

Berean Study Bible
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said,

Berean Literal Bible
And in these days, Peter having stood up in the midst of the brothers, and the number of names was about a hundred twenty together, the same said,

New American Standard Bible
At this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together), and said,

King James Bible
And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
During these days Peter stood up among the brothers--the number of people who were together was about 120--and said: "

International Standard Version
At that time, Peter got up among the brothers (there were about 120 people present) and said,

NET Bible
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty people) and said,

New Heart English Bible
In these days, Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers (and the number of names was about one hundred twenty), and said,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in those days, Shimeon Kaypha stood among them in the midst of the disciples, and there were assembled there about one hundred and twenty men, and he said:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At a time when about 120 disciples had gathered together, Peter got up and spoke to them. He said,

New American Standard 1977
And at this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together), and said,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples and said (the number of names together were about one hundred and twenty),

King James 2000 Bible
And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about a hundred and twenty,)

American King James Version
And in those days Peter stood up in the middle of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

American Standard Version
And in these days Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren, and said (and there was a multitude of persons gathered together, about a hundred and twenty),

Douay-Rheims Bible
In those days Peter rising up in the midst of the brethren, said: (now the number of persons together was about an hundred and twenty:)

Darby Bible Translation
And in those days Peter, standing up in the midst of the brethren, said, (the crowd of names [who were] together [was] about a hundred and twenty,)

English Revised Version
And in these days Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren, and said (and there was a multitude of persons gathered together, about a hundred and twenty),

Webster's Bible Translation
And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said (the number of the names together were about a hundred and twenty,)

Weymouth New Testament
It was on one of these days that Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren--the entire number of persons present being about 120--and said,

World English Bible
In these days, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (and the number of names was about one hundred twenty), and said,

Young's Literal Translation
And in these days, Peter having risen up in the midst of the disciples, said, (the multitude also of the names at the same place was, as it were, an hundred and twenty,)
Study Bible
Matthias Replaces Judas
14With one accord they all continued in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. 15In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said, 16“Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit foretold through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus.…
Cross References
Acts 10:23
So Peter invited them in as his guests. And the next day he got ready and went with them, accompanied by some of the brothers from Joppa.

Acts 11:1
The apostles and brothers throughout Judea soon heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.

Acts 11:12
The Spirit told me to accompany them without hesitation. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man's home.

Acts 11:26
and when he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. So for a full year they met together with the church and taught large numbers of people. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.

Acts 11:29
So the disciples, each according to his ability, decided to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.

Acts 12:17
Peter motioned with his hand for silence, and he described how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. "Send word to James and to the brothers," he said, and he left for another place.

Acts 14:2
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

Acts 15:1
Then some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."

Acts 15:3
Sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, recounting the conversion of the Gentiles and bringing great joy to all the brothers.

Acts 16:2
The brothers in Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.
Treasury of Scripture

And in those days Peter stood up in the middle of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

Peter.

Psalm 32:5,6 I acknowledge my sin to you, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, …

Psalm 51:9-13 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities…

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you …

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

the names.

Revelation 3:4 You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their …

Revelation 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part …

an.

Acts 21:20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said to him, …

Matthew 13:31 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven …

John 14:12 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me, the works that …

1 Corinthians 15:6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brothers at once; of …

(15) The number of names together were about an hundred and twenty.--The number probably included the Seventy of Luke 10:1, perhaps also Joseph of Arimatha and Nicodemus, and some of the "five hundred" who had seen their risen Lord in Galilee or elsewhere (1Corinthians 15:6). The use of "names" may be merely as a synonym for "persons," but It suggests the idea of there having been a list from which St. Luke extracted those that seemed most conspicuous.

Verse 15. - These for those, A.V.; brethren for disciples, A.V. and T.R.; and there was a multitude of persons gathered together for the number of names together were, A.V.; a for an, A.V. Peter justifies his primacy by taking the lead in the first onward movement of the Church. Names is a common Hebraism for "persons" (see Revelation 3:4; Numbers 1:2). Gathered together; i.e. to one place and at one time (see the same phrase, Acts 2:1, 44). Wordsworth quotes Ignat., 'Ad Magnes' 7, and Clem. Romans 1:4, where the same phrase, ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ, indicative of Church unity occurs. And in those days Peter stood up,.... That is, in one of the days after Christ's ascension, and before the day of Pentecost, whilst the disciples were waiting for the promise of the Spirit. The Ethiopic version reads, "on that day"; as if it was the same day they came first into Jerusalem, and went into the upper room; and which is likely enough; for no time was to be lost in choosing one in the room of Judas; when Peter, not only as a forward person, and who had been used to be the first mover and actor in any affair; but as willing to show his zeal for Christ, whom he had so lately denied, and as being the senior man in company, as well as the minister of the circumcision, rises, and stands up, as persons used to do, when about to make an oration, and in respect and reverence to the persons addressed:

in the midst of the disciples; not only the other ten, but the whole hundred and twenty. The Alexandrian copy, and some others, read, "in the midst of the brethren", and so reads the Vulgate Latin version; and the Ethiopic version, "in the midst of his own brethren",

and he said what is expressed in the following verses, which before the historian relates, he inserts in a parenthesis this clause,

the number of the names; that is, of persons; see Revelation 11:13. Some copies read, "of the men", and so the Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions; who

together, all put together in one sum, or as meeting together in one and the same place, or as agreeing in the same faith and judgment, so the Arabic version, "and there was there a company whose names and wills agreed in this same opinion"; they were all in one place, and of the same mind; and the sum of them

were about an hundred and twenty; among whom were the eleven apostles, and seventy disciples, which made eighty one; so that there were thirty nine persons more in this company: not that it is to be thought that these were all that were in Jerusalem that believed in Christ; but these were the number of the persons that met and embodied together in a church state, and who not only gave themselves to the Lord, but to one another, by the will of God; and their names being taken and registered, the historian calls the account of them, the number of the names, and not persons; though he means persons. This was a number pretty famous among the Jews; the sanhedrim of Ezra, called the men of the great synagogue, consisted of an "hundred and twenty elders"; the last of which was Simeon the just, and he comprehended the hundred and twenty (h). And such a number was requisite for a sanhedrim in any place; it is asked,

"how many must there be in a city, that it may be fit for a sanhedrim? "an hundred and twenty"; R. Nehemiah says two hundred and thirty (i):

but the decision is according to the former: hence they say (k), that "they fix in every city in Israel, where there is an "hundred and twenty", or more, a lesser sanhedrim.---A city in which there is not an hundred and twenty, they place three judges, for there is no sanhedrim less than three.

(h) Juchasin, fol. 13. 2. Bartenora in Pirke Abot, c. 1. sect. 1. Elias Levit. prefat. 3. ad Sepher Masoret. (i) Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 1. sect. 6. Vid. Maimon. & Bartenora in. ib. & T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 17. 2.((k) Maimon. Hilchot Sanhedrin, c. 1. sect. 3, 4. 15-26. in those days—of expectant prayer, and probably towards the close of them, when the nature of their future work began more clearly to dawn upon them, and the Holy Ghost, already "breathed" on the Eleven (Joh 20:22), was stirring in Peter, who was to be the leading spirit of the infant community (Mt 16:19).

the number … about an hundred and twenty—Many, therefore, of the "five hundred brethren" who saw their risen Lord "at once" (1Co 15:6), must have remained in Galilee.1:15-26 The great thing the apostles were to attest to the world, was, Christ's resurrection; for that was the great proof of his being the Messiah, and the foundation of our hope in him. The apostles were ordained, not to wordly dignity and dominion, but to preach Christ, and the power of his resurrection. An appeal was made to God; Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, which we do not; and better than they know their own. It is fit that God should choose his own servants; and so far as he, by the disposals of his providence, or the gifts of his Spirit, shows whom he was chosen, or what he has chosen for us, we ought to fall in with his will. Let us own his hand in the determining everything which befalls us, especially in those by which any trust may be committed to us.
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