Acts 2:43
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New International Version
Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.

New Living Translation
A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders.

English Standard Version
And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.

New American Standard Bible
Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.

King James Bible
And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles.

International Standard Version
A sense of fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.

NET Bible
Reverential awe came over everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there was fear in every soul, and many signs and miracles were occurring by the hand of the Apostles in Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A feeling of fear came over everyone as many amazing things and miraculous signs happened through the apostles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

King James 2000 Bible
And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

American King James Version
And fear came on every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

American Standard Version
And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And fear came upon every soul: many wonders also and signs were done by the apostles in Jerusalem, and there was great fear in all.

Darby Bible Translation
And fear was upon every soul, and many wonders and signs took place through the apostles' means.

English Revised Version
And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

Webster's Bible Translation
And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

Weymouth New Testament
Fear came upon every one, and many marvels and signs were done by the Apostles.

World English Bible
Fear came on every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

Young's Literal Translation
And fear came on every soul, many wonders also and signs were being done through the apostles,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:42-47 In these verses we have the history of the truly primitive church, of the first days of it; its state of infancy indeed, but, like that, the state of its greatest innocence. They kept close to holy ordinances, and abounded in piety and devotion; for Christianity, when admitted in the power of it, will dispose the soul to communion with God in all those ways wherein he has appointed us to meet him, and has promised to meet us. The greatness of the event raised them above the world, and the Holy Ghost filled them with such love, as made every one to be to another as to himself, and so made all things common, not by destroying property, but doing away selfishness, and causing charity. And God who moved them to it, knew that they were quickly to be driven from their possessions in Judea. The Lord, from day to day, inclined the hearts of more to embrace the gospel; not merely professors, but such as were actually brought into a state of acceptance with God, being made partakers of regenerating grace. Those whom God has designed for eternal salvation, shall be effectually brought to Christ, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of his glory.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 43. - Fear came, etc. This seems to be spoken of the awe which fell upon the whole people, and restrained them from interfering with the disciples. Just as at the first settlement of Israel in the land of Canaan God laid the fear of them and the dread of them upon all the hind (Deuteronomy 11:25), so now the fear engendered by the events on the day of Pentecost, by the signs and wonders which followed and by the wonderful unity and holiness of the newborn Church, so wrought upon every soul at Jerusalem that all enmity was paralyzed, and the disciples had time to multiply and to consolidate and establish themselves before the storm of persecution fell upon them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Upon every inhabitant of Jerusalem, at least upon a great many of them; and upon all, or the greater part of them that saw, and heard these things; that heard the apostles speak with divers tongues, and Peter preach in the awful manner he did, and saw so many thousands at once embrace the Gospel of Christ, and profess his name, when it now, by reason of his crucifixion but a few weeks ago, lay under the greatest reproach and scandal; and such a number baptized in water; and also because of the miracles done by the apostles, after mentioned. The Ethiopic version is very odd, "and all animals feared the apostles": as if the very brute creatures stood in awe of them:

and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles: the Vulgate Latin, and Syriac versions add, "in Jerusalem"; such as casting out devils, healing the sick, causing the lame to walk, &c. which were promised by Christ should be done by them; and which were necessary for the confirmation of the Gospel, and of the apostles' mission to preach it. The Vulgate Latin version adds another clause, much like the first part of the text, "and great fear was upon all": and the Alexandrian copy, and some others, read, "in Jerusalem, there was great fear upon all."

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

43. fear came upon every soul—A deep awe rested upon the whole community.

Acts 2:43 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Fellowship of Believers
42They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;…
Cross References
Acts 2:22
"Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.

Acts 5:5
When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.

Acts 5:11
Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
Treasury of Scripture

And fear came on every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

fear.

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Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD …

Luke 7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That …

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Acts 5:12,15,16 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders worked …

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Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall …

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