New International Version
But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to 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.
Darby Bible Translation
But many of those who had heard the word believed; and the number of the men had become [about] five thousand.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The number - was about five thousand - That is, as I understand the passage, the one hundred and twenty which were converted before pentecost, the three thousand converted at pentecost, and one thousand eight hundred and eighty converted since the conversion of the three thousand; making in the whole five thousand, or ὡσει about that number: there might have been more or less; the historian does not fix the number absolutely. A goodly flock in one city, as the commencement of the Christian Church! Some think all the five thousand were converted on this day; but this is by no means likely.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Chester Cathedral, 1871. Acts iv. 13, 18-20. "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. . . . And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
A Manifestation of God in Answer to Prayer
Against the Modern Free-Thinkers.
Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
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