Acts 6:7
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
So God's message continued to spread. The number of believers greatly increased in Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish priests were converted, too.

English Standard Version
And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem was multiplied exceedingly, and a great multitude of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.

New American Standard Bible
The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.

King James Bible
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the preaching about God flourished, the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.

International Standard Version
So the word of God continued to spread, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem continued to grow rapidly. Even a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

NET Bible
The word of God continued to spread, the number of disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the word of God was magnified and the number of the disciples was multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and many people of the Judeans were obeying the faith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The word of God continued to spread, and the number of disciples in Jerusalem grew very large. A large number of priests accepted the faith.

New American Standard 1977
And the word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly, and also a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

King James 2000 Bible
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

American King James Version
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

American Standard Version
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the word of the Lord increased; and the number of the disciples was multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly: a great multitude also of the priests obeyed the faith.

Darby Bible Translation
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem was very greatly multiplied, and a great crowd of the priests obeyed the faith.

English Revised Version
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Weymouth New Testament
Meanwhile God's Message continued to spread, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem very greatly increased, and very many priests obeyed the faith.

World English Bible
The word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly. A great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Young's Literal Translation
And the word of God did increase, and the number of the disciples did multiply in Jerusalem exceedingly; a great multitude also of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Study Bible
The Choosing of the Seven
6They presented these seven to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. 7So 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. 8Now Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.…
Word Study

And, even, also, namely.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

continued to increase,
ēuxanen (V-IIA-3S)
(a) I cause to increase, become greater (b) I increase, grow. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow, i.e. Enlarge.

And, even, also, namely.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A number, total. From airo; a number.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

Of Hebrew origin; Hierusalem, the capitol of Palestine.

To increase, multiply. From another form of plethos; to increase.

exceedingly,
sphodra (Adv)
Exceedingly, greatly, very much. Neuter plural of sphodros as adverb; vehemently, i.e. In a high degree, much.

And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

Much, many; often.

From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A priest, one who offers sacrifice to a god (in Jewish and pagan religions; of Christians only met.). From hieros; a priest.

were becoming obedient
hypēkouon (V-IIA-3P)
From hupo and akouo; to hear under, i.e. To listen attentively; by implication, to heed or conform to a command or authority.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-7 Hitherto the disciples had been of one accord; this often had been noticed to their honour; but now they were multiplied, they began to murmur. The word of God was enough to take up all the thoughts, cares, and time of the apostles. The persons chosen to serve tables must be duly qualified. They must be filled with gifts and graces of the Holy Ghost, necessary to rightly managing this trust; men of truth, and hating covetousness. All who are employed in the service of the church, ought to be commended to the Divine grace by the prayers of the church. They blessed them in the name of the Lord. The word and grace of God are greatly magnified, when those are wrought upon by it, who were least likely.
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 6:1
In those days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Grecian Jews began to grumble against the Hebraic Jews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

Acts 12:24
But the word of God continued to spread and multiply.

Acts 13:8
But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith.

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.

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

Romans 1:5
Through Him and on behalf of His name, we received grace and apostleship to call all those among the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.

Galatians 1:23
They only heard the account: "The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy."

Galatians 6:10
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.

Jude 1:3
Beloved, although I made every effort to write you about the salvation we share, I felt it necessary to write and urge you to contend earnestly for the faith entrusted once for all to the saints.
Treasury of Scripture

And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

the word.

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

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

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

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the …

the number.

Acts 21:20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said to him, …

the priests.

2 Chronicles 29:34 But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the …

2 Chronicles 30:24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a thousand …

Psalm 132:9,16 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints …

Matthew 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this …

John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but …

obedient.

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to …

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, …

2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that …

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation …

Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which …

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