Acts 12:24
New International Version
But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, the word of God continued to spread, and there were many new believers.

English Standard Version
But the word of God increased and multiplied.

Berean Study Bible
But the word of God continued to spread and multiply.

Berean Literal Bible
But the word of God continued to grow and to multiply.

King James Bible
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

New King James Version
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

New American Standard Bible
But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.

NASB 1995
But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.

NASB 1977
But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.

Amplified Bible
But the word of the Lord [the good news about salvation through Christ] continued to grow and spread [increasing in effectiveness].

Christian Standard Bible
But the word of God spread and multiplied.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then God's message flourished and multiplied.

American Standard Version
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Gospel of God was proclaimed and it grew.

Contemporary English Version
God's message kept spreading.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the word of the Lord increased and multiplied.

English Revised Version
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Good News Translation
Meanwhile the word of God continued to spread and grow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But God's word continued to spread and win many followers.

International Standard Version
But the word of God continued to grow and spread.

Literal Standard Version
And the word of God grew and multiplied,

NET Bible
But the word of God kept on increasing and multiplying.

New Heart English Bible
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Weymouth New Testament
But God's Message prospered, and converts were multiplied.

World English Bible
But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Young's Literal Translation
And the word of God did grow and did multiply,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Death of Herod
23Immediately, because Herod did not give glory to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. 24But the word of God continued to spread and multiply. 25When Barnabas and Saul had fulfilled their mission to Jerusalem, they returned, bringing with them John, also called Mark.…

Cross References
Acts 6:7
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.

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


Treasury of Scripture

But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Acts 5:39
But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Acts 6:7
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.

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









(24) But the word of God grew and multiplied.--The words describe a continuous expansion. The death of the chief persecutor left free scope for the activity of the preachers of the gospel, of which they were not slow to avail themselves.

Verse 24. - The word of God grew and multiplied in Jerusalem and the neighborhood, in spite of Agrippa's persecution. The blood of the martyr James was the seed of the Church, and the speedy vengeance taken by God upon the persecuter doubtless gave fresh courage to his people to confess the Name of Jesus Christ. As regards the preceding account of Herod Agrippa's death, it is corroborated in the most remarkable manner by the narrative in Josephus ('Ant. Jud.,' 19. 8:2). He there tells that when he had been three years King of all Judaea (see ver. 1, note) he went to Caesarea. And that on occasion of a festival celebrated "for the safety of Caesar" (some think to celebrate his return from Britain, while others, as Wieseler, think that they were the ordinary Quinquennalia, celebrated in the provinces), he exhibited games and spectacles in honor of Claudius. On the second day of these games, when a vast number of people were assembled in the theatre, Agrippa can? m, clothed in a garment wholly made of silver, which reflected the rays of the morning sun with a most dazzling and awful brilliancy. Whereupon his flatterers cried out that he was a god, and offered prayer to him. The king, he adds, did not rebuke them nor reject their impious flattery, he was presently seized with a violent pain in his bowels, which soon became so intense that he was carried out of the theatre to his palace, and expired after five days of excruciating pain. It is curious that in the above account Josephus says that Agrippa saw an owl sitting over his head, which he recognized as a messenger (ἄγγελον) of evil to him. Eusebius, quoting Josephus Eccl. Hist.,' 2. 10.), leaves out the owl, and says that Agrippa saw an angel sitting over his head, whom he recognized as the cause of his sufferings. Whiston, in a note, seeks to exonerate Eusebius from unfairness in the quotation by suggesting that the manuscript of Eusebius is in this place corrupt; but Bede quotes Josephus just as Eusebius does, unless perchance he is quoting him at second hand from Eusebius.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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

word
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of God
θεοῦ (theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

continued to spread
ηὔξανεν (ēuxanen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 837: (a) I cause to increase, become greater (b) I increase, grow. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow, i.e. Enlarge.

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

multiply.
ἐπληθύνετο (eplēthyneto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4129: To increase, multiply. From another form of plethos; to increase.


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