Acts 11:21
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New International Version
The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

New Living Translation
The power of the Lord was with them, and a large number of these Gentiles believed and turned to the Lord.

English Standard Version
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number, having believed, turned to the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.

King James Bible
And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord's hand was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.

International Standard Version
The hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

NET Bible
The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the hand of THE LORD JEHOVAH was with them, and many believed and were turned to THE LORD JEHOVAH.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord's power was with his followers, and a large number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

New American Standard 1977
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned unto the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

American King James Version
And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord.

American Standard Version
And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number that believed turned unto the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believing, were converted to the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And [the] Lord's hand was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord.

English Revised Version
And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number that believed turned unto the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
The power of the Lord was with them, and there were a vast number who believed and turned to the Lord.

World English Bible
The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
and the hand of the Lord was with them, a great number also, having believed, did turn unto the Lord.
Study Bible
The Church at Antioch
20But some of them, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks as well, proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. 22When news of this reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, they sent Barnabas to Antioch.…
Cross References
Luke 1:66
And all who heard this wondered in their hearts and asked, "What then will this child become?" For the Lord's hand was with him.

Acts 2:47
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Acts 9:35
and all who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

Acts 11:24
Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture

And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord.

the hand.

2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the …

Ezra 7:9 For on the first day of the first month began he to go up from Babylon, …

Ezra 8:18 And by the good hand of our God on us they brought us a man of understanding, …

Nehemiah 2:8,18 And a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest…

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither …

Luke 1:66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying…

and a.

Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and …

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord …

Acts 4:4 However, many of them which heard the word believed; and the number …

Acts 5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of …

Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied …

1 Corinthians 3:6,7 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase…

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and …

turned.

Acts 9:35 And all that dwelled at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

Acts 15:19 Why my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the …

Acts 26:18-20 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

1 Thessalonians 1:9,10 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you…

Verse 21. - That believed turned for believed and turned, A.V. and T.R. The hand of the Lord; i.e. his power working with them and through them. Compare the frequent phrase in the Old Testament, "with a mighty hand and a stretched out arm" (see too Acts 4:30; Luke 1:66). And the hand of the Lord was with them,.... Not only his hand of providence, which brought them thither, and protected them; and his hand of love, grace and mercy, which was upon them, and supplied them with gifts and grace, and everything necessary for them; and his hand of wisdom, which guided and directed them; but his hand of power, the same with the arm of the Lord, which when revealed, and made bare, the report of the Gospel is believed: but if that is not put forth, or efficacious grace is not exerted, no work is done, none are brought to believe, or are converted; ministers labour in vain, and spend their strength for nought: but this was not the case here, it was otherwise with these preachers; though they had travelled many miles, and were come into strange places, they were not left of God, nor without success, the power of God attended their ministry; so that the Gospel preached by them came not in word only, but in power, and it was the power of God unto salvation: hence it follows,

and a great number believed; not the Gospel only, but in Christ preached in it, Acts 11:20 which was not owing to the force of moral persuasion in the ministers, nor to the power of free will in the people, but to the hand or power of the Lord; for the work of faith is not a work of man's will, but of God's almighty power and grace; and when that is displayed, multitudes believe in Christ for righteousness and life: and turned to the Lord; and obeyed his commands; see Psalm 119:59 as a fruit, effect, and consequence of believing in Christ; for not first conversion is here intended, which is not man's work, but God's, and in which God is the agent, and man is passive; but obedience to the ordinances of Christ, as the fruit of faith, is meant. 21. a great number believed—Thus the accession of Cornelius and his party was not the first admission of uncircumcised Gentiles into the Church. (See on [1994]Ac 10:1.) Nay, we read of no influence which the accession of Cornelius and his house had on the further progress of the Gospel among the Gentiles; whereas there here open upon us operations upon the Gentiles from quite a different quarter, and attended with ever growing success. The only great object served by the case of Cornelius was the formal recognition of the principles which that case afterwards secured. (See on [1995]Ac 15:19-29.)11:19-24 The first preachers of the gospel at Antioch, were dispersed from Jerusalem by persecution; thus what was meant to hurt the church, was made to work for its good. The wrath of man is made to praise God. What should the ministers of Christ preach, but Christ? Christ, and him crucified? Christ, and him glorified? And their preaching was accompanied with the Divine power. The hand of the Lord was with them, to bring that home to the hearts and consciences of men, which they could but speak to the outward ear. They believed; they were convinced of the truth of the gospel. They turned from a careless, carnal way of living, to live a holy, heavenly, spiritual life. They turned from worshipping God in show and ceremony, to worship him in the Spirit and in truth. They turned to the Lord Jesus, and he became all in all with them. This was the work of conversion wrought upon them, and it must be wrought upon every one of us. It was the fruit of their faith; all who sincerely believe, will turn to the Lord, When the Lord Jesus is preached in simplicity, and according to the Scriptures, he will give success; and when sinners are thus brought to the Lord, really good men, who are full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, will admire and rejoice in the grace of God bestowed on them. Barnabas was full of faith; full of the grace of faith, and full of the fruits of the faith that works by love.
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