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

New Living Translation
all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.

English Standard Version
praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

New American Standard Bible
praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

King James Bible
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved.

International Standard Version
They were praising God and enjoying the good will of all the people. Every day the Lord was adding to their number those who were being saved.

NET Bible
praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were praising God as they were given affection before all the people, and our Lord was adding unto the church everyday those who were coming to life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the same time, they praised God and had the good will of all the people. Every day the Lord saved people, and they were added to the group.

Jubilee Bible 2000
praising God and having grace with all the people. And the Lord added to the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} daily such as should be saved.

King James 2000 Bible
Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved.

American King James Version
Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

American Standard Version
praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord increased daily together such as should be saved.

Darby Bible Translation
praising God, and having favour with all the people; and the Lord added [to the assembly] daily those that were to be saved.

English Revised Version
praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were being saved.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Weymouth New Testament
praising God and being regarded with favour by all the people. Also, day by day, the Lord added to their number those whom He was saving.

World English Bible
praising God, and having favor with all the people. The Lord added to the assembly day by day those who were being saved.

Young's Literal Translation
praising God, and having favour with all the people, and the Lord was adding those being saved every day to the assembly.
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 47. - To them day by day for to the Church daily, A.V. and T.R.; those that were being sated for such as should be saved, A.V. Added to them day by day. The R.T. has instead of τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ the words ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό, which in Acts 2:1 are properly rendered "in one place," but do not seem to be rendered at all in the R.V. of this verse. In fact, they have no sense unless you construe them with τοὺς σωζομένους, "those who escaped to the same place," i.e. to the Church. But it seems most probable that the words ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό do really belong to Acts 3:1, where they are found in the T.R. If τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ does not properly belong to the text (it is wanting in A, B, C, א, and many versions), then προσετίθει must be taken absolutely, as προσετέθησαν is in ver. 41, the Church, or the disciples, being understood. Those that were being saved. The exhortation in ver. 40 was "Save yourselves from this crooked generation." Those who were added to the Church were those who complied with the exhortation, and escaped from complicity with their unbelieving countrymen. They were the remnant that escaped. (See the use of οἱ σωζόμενοι in the LXX. (2 Chronicles 20:25, etc.), and see Mark 16:16.)





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Praising God,.... Not only for their temporal mercies and enjoyments of life, which they partook of in so delightful and comfortable a manner; but for their spiritual mercies, that the Lord had been pleased to call them by his grace, and reveal Christ to them, and pardon them who had been such vile sinners, give them a name, and a place in his house, and favour them with the ordinances of it, and such agreeable and delightful company as the saints were, they had fellowship with:

having favour with all the people; they not only behaved with such true and sincere love towards one another in their church state, but with so much wisdom, courteousness, and affability towards them that were without, and walked so becoming the profession they made, that they gained the good will of the generality of the people:

and the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved: partly by the conversation of these young converts, and chiefly by the ministry of the word, many souls were won and gained to Christ, were wrought upon, and converted, whose hearts the Lord inclined to give up themselves to the church, and walk with them in all the ordinances and commandments of the Lord; and these were such whom God had chosen to salvation by Jesus Christ, and whom he had redeemed by his precious blood, and who were now regenerated and sanctified by the Spirit of God, and so should certainly be saved; which is not always the case of persons added to churches, many of whom have not the root of the matter in them, and so fall away; but is of those who are added by the Lord, for there is a difference between being added by the Lord, and being added by men.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

47. Praising God—"Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart, for God now accepteth thy works" (Ec 9:7, also see on [1941]Ac 8:39).

having favour with all the people—commending themselves by their lovely demeanor to the admiration of all who observed them.

And the Lord—that is, Jesus, as the glorified Head and Ruler of the Church.

added—kept adding; that is, to the visible community of believers, though the words "to the Church" are wanting in the most ancient manuscripts.

such as should be saved—rather, "the saved," or "those who were being saved." "The young Church had but few peculiarities in its outward form, or even in its doctrine: the single discriminating principle of its few members was that they all recognized the crucified Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah. This confession would have been a thing of no importance, if it had only presented itself as a naked declaration, and would never in such a case have been able to form a community that would spread itself over the whole Roman empire. It acquired its value only through the power of the Holy Ghost, passing from the apostles as they preached to the hearers; for He brought the confession from the very hearts of men (1Co 12:3), and like a burning flame made their souls glow with love. By the power of this Spirit, therefore, we behold the first Christians not only in a state of active fellowship, but also internally changed: the narrow views of the natural man are broken through; they have their possessions in common, and they regard themselves as one family" [Olshausen].

Acts 2:47 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Fellowship of Believers
46Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Cross References
Acts 2:41
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

Acts 4:4
But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.

Acts 5:13
No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.

Acts 5:14
Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.

Acts 6:1
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

Acts 6:7
So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

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.

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

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

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

Acts 14:1
At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed.

Acts 14:21
They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch,

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

Acts 17:12
As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Treasury of Scripture

Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

having.

Acts 4:21,33 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding …

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Luke 19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very …

Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and …

the Lord.

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that …

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

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

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

Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom …

Romans 9:27 Esaias also cries concerning Israel, Though the number of the children …

Romans 11:5-7 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according …

Titus 3:4,5 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared…

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