New International Version
No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.
King James Bible
And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.
Darby Bible Translation
but of the rest durst no man join them, but the people magnified them;
World English Bible
None of the rest dared to join them, however the people honored them.
Young's Literal Translation
and of the rest no one was daring to join himself to them, but the people were magnifying them,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And of the rest, durst no man join him self to them - Who were these called the rest, των λοιπων? Dr. Lightfoot thinks the 120 are intended, of which he supposes Ananias to have been one; who, all seeing such wonders wrought by the apostles, were afraid to associate themselves with them in any way of equality, as they saw that God put peculiar honor upon them. Calmet more rationally observes, that the Jewish nation was then divided into many different sects, who entertained widely different opinions on various articles. The apostles adopted none of these jarring sentiments, and none of the different sects dared to join themselves to them; neither Pharisees, Sadducees, nor Herodians, as such, were found in this simple, holy Church. The people felt the force and power of the apostles' doctrine, and magnified them, no more attending to the teaching of the others: the apostles taught them as men having authority, and not as the scribes and Pharisees. This irritated the high priest and his Sadducean council, and led them to adopt the measures mentioned below, Acts 5:17.
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praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.
At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.
2 Corinthians 10:15
Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand,
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