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.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he was a good man - Here is a proper character of a minister of the Gospel.
1. He is a good man: his bad heart is changed; his evil dispositions rooted out; and the mind that was in Christ implanted in him.
2. He is full of the Holy Ghost. He is holy, because the Spirit of holiness dwells in him: he has not a few transient visitations or drawings from that Spirit; it is a resident in his soul, and it fills his heart. It is light in his understanding; it is discrimination in his judgment; it is fixed purpose and determination in righteousness in his will; it is purity, it is love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, meekness, temperance, and fidelity in his affections and passions. In a word, it has sovereign sway in his heart; it governs all passions, and is the motive and principle of every righteous action.
3. He was full of faith. He implicitly credited his Lord; he knew that he could not lie - that his word could not fail; he expected, not only the fulfillment of all promises, but also every degree of help, light, life, and comfort, which God might at any time see necessary for his Church, he prayed for the Divine blessing, and he believed that he should not pray in vain. His faith never failed, because it laid hold on that God who could not change. Behold, ye preachers of the Gospel! an original minister of Christ. Emulate his piety, his faith, and his usefulness.
Much people was added unto the Lord - No wonder, when they had such a minister, preaching by the power of the Holy Ghost, such a Gospel as that of Jesus Christ.
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A new name.--REV. 2:17. The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.--Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.--They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.--Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision …
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All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.
This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
The Lord's hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.
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