47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.(A) And the Lord added to their number(B) daily those who were being saved.

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But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew(A) to about five thousand.

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14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.(A)

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The Choosing of the Seven

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing,(A) the Hellenistic Jews[a](B) among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows(C) were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 6:1 That is, Jews who had adopted the Greek language and culture

So the word of God spread.(A) The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly,(B) and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

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31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria(A) enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.(B)

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35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon(A) saw him and turned to the Lord.(B)

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42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.(A)

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21 The Lord’s hand was with them,(A) and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.(B)

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24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit(A) and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.(B)

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In Iconium

14 At Iconium(A) Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue.(B) There they spoke so effectively that a great number(C) of Jews and Greeks believed.

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The Return to Antioch in Syria

21 They preached the gospel(A) in that city and won a large number(B) of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium(C) and Antioch,

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So the churches were strengthened(A) in the faith and grew daily in numbers.(B)

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12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.(A)

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