New American Standard Bible
And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number,
King James Bible
And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
Darby Bible Translation
and believers were more than ever added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women;)
World English Bible
More believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.
Young's Literal Translation
(and the more were believers added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women,)
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And believers - This is the name by which Christians were designated, because one of the main things that distinguished them was that they "believed" that Jesus was the Christ. It is also an incidental proof that none should join themselves to the church who are not "believers"; that is, who do not profess to be Christians in heart and in life.
Were the more added - The effect of all these things was to increase the number of converts. Their persecutions, their preaching, and the judgment of God, "all" tended to impress the minds of the people, and to lead them to the Lord Jesus Christ. Compare Acts 4:4. Though the judgment of God had the effect of deterring hypocrites from entering the church - though it produced awe and caution, yet still the number of true converts was increased. An effort to keep the church pure by wholesome discipline, and by cutting off unworthy members, however rich or honored, so far from weakening its true strength, has a tendency greatly to increase its numbers as well as its purity. People will not seek to enter a corrupt church, or regard it as worth any effort to be connected with a society that does not endeavor to be pure.
Multitudes - Compare Acts 4:4.
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'Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, 18. And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. 19. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, 20. Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. 21. And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest …
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praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.
2 Corinthians 6:15
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