Acts 16:5
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New International Version
So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

New Living Translation
So the churches were strengthened in their faith and grew larger every day.

English Standard Version
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.

New American Standard Bible
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.

King James Bible
And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the churches were strengthened in the faith and increased in number daily.

International Standard Version
So the churches continued to be strengthened in the faith and to increase in numbers every day.

NET Bible
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith and were increasing in number every day.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yet the churches were established in the faith and growing in numbers everyday.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew in numbers every day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And so the congregations {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} were established in the faith and increased in number daily.

King James 2000 Bible
And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

American King James Version
And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

American Standard Version
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the churches were confirmed in faith, and increased in number daily.

Darby Bible Translation
The assemblies therefore were confirmed in the faith, and increased in number every day.

English Revised Version
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Webster's Bible Translation
And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Weymouth New Testament
So the Churches went on gaining a stronger faith and growing in numbers from day to day.

World English Bible
So the assemblies were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Young's Literal Translation
then, indeed, were the assemblies established in the faith, and were abounding in number every day;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:1-5 Well may the church look for much service from youthful ministers who set out in the same spirit as Timothy. But when men will submit in nothing, and oblige in nothing, the first elements of the Christian temper seem to be wanting; and there is great reason to believe that the doctrines and precepts of the gospel will not be successfully taught. The design of the decree being to set aside the ceremonial law, and its carnal ordinances, believers were confirmed in the Christian faith, because it set up a spiritual way of serving God, as suited to the nature both of God and man. Thus the church increased in numbers daily.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - So for and so, A.V.; the Churches were strengthened for were the Churches established, A.V. In number; i.e. in the number of their members (comp. Acts 2:47; Acts 5:14; Acts 6:7; Acts 11:21). For the phrase, Ἐστερεοῦντο τῇ πίστει, "They were made firm in the faith," comp. Colossians 2:5, Τὸ στερέωμα τῆς εἰς Ξριστὸν πίστεως ὑμῶν, "The steadfastness of your faith." The word is used in its physical sense in Acts 3:7, Ἐστερεώθησαν αὐτοῦ αἱ βάσεις κ.τ.λ., "His feet and anklebones received strength," became fast and firm instead of being loose and vacillating.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And so were the churches established in the faith,.... Of Christ, both in the grace and doctrine of faith; and that both by the preaching of the Gospel by the apostle and his companions, and by the decrees of the elders delivered by him:

and increased in number daily; as well as in gifts and grace.



Acts 16:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Timothy Joins Paul and Silas
4Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees which had been decided upon by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem, for them to observe. 5So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
Cross References
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 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.
Treasury of Scripture

And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

so.

Acts 15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness …

Isaiah 7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's …

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, …

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us …

Ephesians 4:13-16 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge …

Colossians 2:6 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him:

1 Thessalonians 3:2,13 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

Hebrews 13:9,20,21 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

increased.

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 …

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and …

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

Acts 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Acts 13:48,49 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the …

Acts 19:18-21 And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds…

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