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

New Living Translation
Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and strong in faith. And many people were brought to the Lord.

English Standard Version
for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a large crowd was added to the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.

King James Bible
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And large numbers of people were added to the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Barnabas was a good man of great faith, and he was filled with the Holy Spirit. Many more people turned to the Lord.

Good News Translation
Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and many people were brought to the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And large numbers of people were added to the Lord.

International Standard Version
because he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith. And so a large number of people was brought to the Lord.

NET Bible
because he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and a significant number of people were brought to the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and many people were added to the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he was a good man, and he was filled with The Spirit of Holiness and with faith, and many people were added to Our Lord.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Barnabas was a dependable man, and he was full of the Holy Spirit and faith. A large crowd believed in the Lord.

New American Standard 1977
for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he was a good man and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and many people were added unto the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and many people were added unto the Lord.

American King James Version
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added to the Lord.

American Standard Version
for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. And a great multitude was added to the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
for he was a good man and full of [the] Holy Spirit and of faith; and a large crowd [of people] were added to the Lord.

English Revised Version
for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit, and of faith: and many people were added to the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
For he was a good man, and was full of the Holy Spirit and of faith; and the number of believers in the Lord greatly increased.

World English Bible
For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and many people were added to the Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
because he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit, and of faith, and a great multitude was added to the Lord.
Study Bible
The Church at Antioch
23When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to abide in the Lord with all their hearts. 24Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord. 25Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,…
Cross References
Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

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 5:14
Yet more and more believers were brought to the Lord--large numbers of both men and women.

Acts 6:5
This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, as well as Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.

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

Treasury of Scripture

For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added to the Lord.

he was.

Acts 24:16
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

2 Samuel 18:27
And the watchman said, Me thinketh the running of the foremost is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok. And the king said, He is a good man, and cometh with good tidings.

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

full.

Acts 6:3,5,8
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business…

Romans 15:15
Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,

and much.

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

Acts 5:14
And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

Acts 9:31
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.







Lexicon
[Barnabas] was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a good
ἀγαθὸς (agathos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

man,
ἀνὴρ (anēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

full
πλήρης (plērēs)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4134: Full, abounding in, complete, completely occupied with. From pletho; replete, or covered over; by analogy, complete.

of [the] Holy
Ἁγίου (Hagiou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Spirit
Πνεύματος (Pneumatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

faith,
πίστεως (pisteōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

a great
ἱκανὸς (hikanos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2425: From hiko; competent, i.e. Ample or fit.

[number of people]
ὄχλος (ochlos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

were brought
προσετέθη (prosetethē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4369: To place (put) to, add; I do again. From pros and tithemi; to place additionally, i.e. Lay beside, annex, repeat.

to the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord.
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(24) For he was a good man.--Words of praise of this kind are comparatively rare in this history, and we may, perhaps, think of them here as expressing St. Luke's personal estimate of the character of the preacher, which he was all the more anxious to place on record because he had to narrate before long the sad contention which separated him from his friend and fellow-worker (Acts 15:39). The word "good" is probably to be taken as presenting the more winning and persuasive form of holiness, as contrasted with the severer forms of simple justice. (Comp. Romans 5:7.)

Full of the Holy Ghost.--This was implied in his very name as "the Son of Prophecy" (see Note on Acts 4:31); but it is interesting to note that the words are identical with those in which the historian had previously described Stephen (Acts 6:5). Barnabas appeared to him to reproduce the mind and character of the martyr.

Much people.--Literally, a great multitude, implying a large increase upon the work related in Acts 11:21.

Verse 24. - A good man. The predominant idea in ἀγαθός is simply "goodness," moral excellence. So in Matthew 19:16, "Good Master." To which our Lord answers, "There is none good but One." In Luke 23:50 Joseph of Arimathaea is ἀνὴρ ἀγαθὸς καὶ δίκαιος, "a good man and a righteous." In Matthew 5:45 πονηροὶ καὶ ἀγαθοί, "the evil and the good," are contrasted. In classical Greek the common phrase, καλὸς κἀγαθός, describes an honorable and good man. It is pleasing to read this testimony from Luke, Paul's companion and friend, Full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. So Stephen is described (Acts 6:5) as "full of faith and of the Holy Spirit." The Holy Spirit is spoken of in both places as a Spirit of power and demonstration in preaching the Word. No reason is apparent why the R.T., having altered Ghost to Spirit in Acts 6:5, retains Ghost here. Much people, etc.; the direct consequence of the energy of the Holy Ghost in Barnabas's ministry. 11:19-24 The first preachers of the gospel at Antioch, were dispersed from Jerusalem by persecution; thus what was meant to hurt the church, was made to work for its good. The wrath of man is made to praise God. What should the ministers of Christ preach, but Christ? Christ, and him crucified? Christ, and him glorified? And their preaching was accompanied with the Divine power. The hand of the Lord was with them, to bring that home to the hearts and consciences of men, which they could but speak to the outward ear. They believed; they were convinced of the truth of the gospel. They turned from a careless, carnal way of living, to live a holy, heavenly, spiritual life. They turned from worshipping God in show and ceremony, to worship him in the Spirit and in truth. They turned to the Lord Jesus, and he became all in all with them. This was the work of conversion wrought upon them, and it must be wrought upon every one of us. It was the fruit of their faith; all who sincerely believe, will turn to the Lord, When the Lord Jesus is preached in simplicity, and according to the Scriptures, he will give success; and when sinners are thus brought to the Lord, really good men, who are full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, will admire and rejoice in the grace of God bestowed on them. Barnabas was full of faith; full of the grace of faith, and full of the fruits of the faith that works by love.
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