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

New Living Translation
But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so the number of believers now totaled about 5,000 men, not counting women and children.

English Standard Version
But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.

Berean Study Bible
But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.

Berean Literal Bible
But many of those having heard the word believed, and the number of the men became about five thousand.

New American Standard Bible
But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

King James Bible
Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

Christian Standard Bible
But many of those who heard the message believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.

Contemporary English Version
But a lot of people who had heard the message believed it. So by now there were about 5,000 followers of the Lord.

Good News Translation
But many who heard the message believed; and the number grew to about five thousand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But many of those who heard the message believed, and the number of the men came to about 5,000.

International Standard Version
But many of those who heard their message believed, and the men grew to number about 5,000.

NET Bible
But many of those who had listened to the message believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.

New Heart English Bible
But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And many who heard the word believed, and they were in number about five thousand men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But many of those who had heard the message became believers, so the number of men who believed grew to about 5,000.

New American Standard 1977
But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men was about five thousand.

King James 2000 Bible
But many of them who heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

American King James Version
However, many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

American Standard Version
But many of them that heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But many of them who had heard the word, believed; and the number of the men was made five thousand.

Darby Bible Translation
But many of those who had heard the word believed; and the number of the men had become [about] five thousand.

English Revised Version
But many of them that heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

Webster's Bible Translation
But many of them who heard the word, believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

Weymouth New Testament
But many of those who had listened to their preaching believed; and the number of the adult men had now grown to be about 5,000.

World English Bible
But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

Young's Literal Translation
and many of those hearing the word did believe, and the number of the men became, as it were, five thousand.
Study Bible
Peter and John Before the Council
3They seized Peter and John, and because it was already evening, they put them in custody until the next day. 4But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand. 5The next day the rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem,…
Cross References
Acts 2:41
Those who embraced his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to the believers that day.

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.

Treasury of Scripture

However, many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

many.

Acts 28:24
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

2 Corinthians 2:14-17
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place…

Philippians 1:12-18
But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; …

the number.

Acts 2:41
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Genesis 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Isaiah 45:24
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.







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

many
πολλοὶ (polloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

who
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

heard
ἀκουσάντων (akousantōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative 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.

message
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

believed,
ἐπίστευσαν (episteusan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

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

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

number
ἀριθμὸς (arithmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 706: A number, total. From airo; a number.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

men
ἀνδρῶν (andrōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

grew to
ἐγενήθη (egenēthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

about
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

five
πέντε (pente)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4002: Five. A primary number; 'five'.

thousand.
χιλιάδες (chiliades)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5505: A thousand, the number one thousand. From chilioi; one thousand.
(4) The number of the men was about five thousand.--Better, became, or was made up to, about five thousand. It seems probable, though not certain, that St. Luke meant this as a statement of the aggregate number of disciples, not of those who were converted on that day. As in the narrative of the feeding of the five thousand (Matthew 14:21), women and children were not included. The number was probably ascertained, as on that occasion, by grouping those who came to baptism and to the breaking of bread by hundreds and by fifties (Mark 6:40). The connection in which the number is given makes it probable that it represents those who, under the influence of the impression made by the healing of the cripple and by St. Peter's speech, attended the meetings of the Church that evening. The coincidence of the numbers in the two narratives could scarcely fail to lead the disciples to connect the one with the other, and to feel, as they broke the bread and blessed it, that they were also giving men the true bread from heaven.

Verse 4. - But for howbeit, A.V.; that for which, A.V.; came to be for was, A.V. The number of the men; strictly, of the males (ἀνδρῶν) (Acts 5:14), but probably used here more loosely of men and women. It is not clear whether the five thousand is exclusive of or includes the three thousand converts at the Feast of Pentecost; but the grammar rather favors, the former, as there is nothing in the word ἀνδρῶν, itself to signify "disciples," or "believers," and therefore it is more naturally referred to those of whom it had just been predicated that, having heard the Word, they believed it. 4:1-4 The apostles preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. It includes all the happiness of the future state; this they preached through Jesus Christ, to be had through him only. Miserable is their case, to whom the glory of Christ's kingdom is a grief; for since the glory of that kingdom is everlasting, their grief will be everlasting also. The harmless and useful servants of Christ, like the apostles, have often been troubled for their work of faith and labour of love, when wicked men have escaped. And to this day instances are not wanting, in which reading the Scriptures, social prayer, and religious conversation meet with frowns and checks. But if we obey the precepts of Christ, he will support us.
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