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

New Living Translation
So the churches were strengthened in their faith and grew larger every day.

English Standard Version
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.

Berean Study Bible
So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

Berean Literal Bible
So indeed the churches were strengthened in the faith and were increasing in number every day.

King James Bible
And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

New King James Version
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

New American Standard Bible
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.

NASB 1995
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.

NASB 1977
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.

Amplified Bible
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they continually increased in number day after day.

Christian Standard Bible
So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the churches were strengthened in the faith and increased in number daily.

American Standard Version
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yet the churches were established in the faith and growing in numbers everyday.

Contemporary English Version
The churches became stronger in their faith, and each day more people put their faith in the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the churches were confirmed in faith, and increased in number daily.

English Revised Version
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Good News Translation
So the churches were made stronger in the faith and grew in numbers every day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew in numbers every day.

International Standard Version
So the churches continued to be strengthened in the faith and to increase in numbers every day.

Literal Standard Version
then, indeed, were the assemblies established in the faith, and were abounding in number every day;

NET Bible
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith and were increasing in number every day.

New Heart English Bible
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Weymouth New Testament
So the Churches went on gaining a stronger faith and growing in numbers from day to day.

World English Bible
So the assemblies were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Young's Literal Translation
then, indeed, were the assemblies established in the faith, and were abounding in number every day;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Timothy Joins Paul and Silas
4As they went from town to town, they delivered the decisions handed down by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey. 5So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers. 6After the Holy Spirit had prevented them from speaking the word in the province of Asia, they traveled through the region of Phrygia and Galatia.…

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 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced a time of peace. It grew in strength and numbers, living in the fear of the Lord and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit.


Treasury of Scripture

And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

so.

Acts 15:41
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

2 Chronicles 20:20
And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

Isaiah 7:9
And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.

increased.

Acts 2:47
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Acts 4:4
Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

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









Verse 5. - So for and so, A.V.; the Churches were strengthened for were the Churches established, A.V. In number; i.e. in the number of their members (comp. Acts 2:47; Acts 5:14; Acts 6:7; Acts 11:21). For the phrase, Ἐστερεοῦντο τῇ πίστει, "They were made firm in the faith," comp. Colossians 2:5, Τὸ στερέωμα τῆς εἰς Ξριστὸν πίστεως ὑμῶν, "The steadfastness of your faith." The word is used in its physical sense in Acts 3:7, Ἐστερεώθησαν αὐτοῦ αἱ βάσεις κ.τ.λ., "His feet and anklebones received strength," became fast and firm instead of being loose and vacillating.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

the
Αἱ (Hai)
Article - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

churches
ἐκκλησίαι (ekklēsiai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1577: From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation.

were strengthened
ἐστερεοῦντο (estereounto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4732: To strengthen, confirm, establish, settle. From stereos; to solidify, i.e. Confirm.

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

faith
πίστει (pistei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

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

grew
ἐπερίσσευον (eperisseuon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4052: From perissos; to superabound, be in excess, be superfluous; also to cause to superabound or excel.

daily
ἡμέραν (hēmeran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

in numbers.
ἀριθμῷ (arithmō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 706: A number, total. From airo; a number.


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