Acts 12:24
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New International Version
But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, the word of God continued to spread, and there were many new believers.

English Standard Version
But the word of God increased and multiplied.

Berean Study Bible
But the word of God continued to spread and multiply.

Berean Literal Bible
But the word of God continued to grow and to multiply.

New American Standard Bible
But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.

King James Bible
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then God's message flourished and multiplied.

International Standard Version
But the word of God continued to grow and spread.

NET Bible
But the word of God kept on increasing and multiplying.

New Heart English Bible
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Gospel of God was proclaimed and it grew.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But God's word continued to spread and win many followers.

New American Standard 1977
But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the word of the Lord grew and multiplied.

King James 2000 Bible
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

American King James Version
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

American Standard Version
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the word of the Lord increased and multiplied.

Darby Bible Translation
But the word of God grew and spread itself.

English Revised Version
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Weymouth New Testament
But God's Message prospered, and converts were multiplied.

World English Bible
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Young's Literal Translation
And the word of God did grow and did multiply,
Study Bible
The Death of Herod
23Immediately, because Herod did not give glory to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. 24But the word of God continued to spread and multiply. 25When Barnabas and Saul had fulfilled their mission to Jerusalem, they returned, bringing with them John, also called Mark.…
Cross References
Acts 6:7
So the word of God continued to spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem grew rapidly, and a great number of priests became obedient to the faith.

Acts 19:20
So the word of the Lord powerfully continued to spread and prevail.
Treasury of Scripture

But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found …

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

Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, …

Acts 19:20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, …

Isaiah 41:10-13 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Isaiah 54:14-17 In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from …

Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns …

Daniel 2:24,44 Therefore Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had ordained to …

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will …

Colossians 1:6 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth …

2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have …

(24) But the word of God grew and multiplied.--The words describe a continuous expansion. The death of the chief persecutor left free scope for the activity of the preachers of the gospel, of which they were not slow to avail themselves.

Verse 24. - The word of God grew and multiplied in Jerusalem and the neighborhood, in spite of Agrippa's persecution. The blood of the martyr James was the seed of the Church, and the speedy vengeance taken by God upon the persecuter doubtless gave fresh courage to his people to confess the Name of Jesus Christ. As regards the preceding account of Herod Agrippa's death, it is corroborated in the most remarkable manner by the narrative in Josephus ('Ant. Jud.,' 19. 8:2). He there tells that when he had been three years King of all Judaea (see ver. 1, note) he went to Caesarea. And that on occasion of a festival celebrated "for the safety of Caesar" (some think to celebrate his return from Britain, while others, as Wieseler, think that they were the ordinary Quinquennalia, celebrated in the provinces), he exhibited games and spectacles in honor of Claudius. On the second day of these games, when a vast number of people were assembled in the theatre, Agrippa can? m, clothed in a garment wholly made of silver, which reflected the rays of the morning sun with a most dazzling and awful brilliancy. Whereupon his flatterers cried out that he was a god, and offered prayer to him. The king, he adds, did not rebuke them nor reject their impious flattery, he was presently seized with a violent pain in his bowels, which soon became so intense that he was carried out of the theatre to his palace, and expired after five days of excruciating pain. It is curious that in the above account Josephus says that Agrippa saw an owl sitting over his head, which he recognized as a messenger (ἄγγελον) of evil to him. Eusebius, quoting Josephus Eccl. Hist.,' 2. 10.), leaves out the owl, and says that Agrippa saw an angel sitting over his head, whom he recognized as the cause of his sufferings. Whiston, in a note, seeks to exonerate Eusebius from unfairness in the quotation by suggesting that the manuscript of Eusebius is in this place corrupt; but Bede quotes Josephus just as Eusebius does, unless perchance he is quoting him at second hand from Eusebius. But the word of God grew and multiplied. The number of those who were converted by it, and embraced and professed it, increased; otherwise the word is the same, whether the professors of it be more or fewer; and this it did, notwithstanding the persecution raised against it by Herod whilst he was living; and after his death, it still gained more ground, met with less opposition, and was more freely professed. 24. But the word grew, etc.—that is, Not only was the royal representative ignominiously swept from the stage, while his intended victim was spared to the Church, but the cause which he and his Jewish instigators sought to crush was only furthered and glorified. How full of encouragement and consolation is all this to the Christian Church in every age!12:20-25 Many heathen princes claimed and received Divine honours, but it was far more horrible impiety in Herod, who knew the word and worship of the living God, to accept such idolatrous honours without rebuking the blasphemy. And such men as Herod, when puffed with pride and vanity, are ripening fast for signal vengeance. God is very jealous for his own honour, and will be glorified upon those whom he is not glorified by. See what vile bodies we carry about with us; they have in them the seeds of their own dissolution, by which they will soon be destroyed, whenever God does but speak the word. We may learn wisdom from the people of Tyre and Sidon, for we have offended the Lord with our sins. We depend on him for life, and breath, and all things; it surely then behoves us to humble ourselves before him, that through the appointed Mediator, who is ever ready to befriend us, we may be reconciled to him, lest wrath come upon us to the utmost.
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