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41 So those who accepted[a] his message[b] were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people[c] were added.[d]

The Fellowship of the Early Believers

42 They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship,[e] to the breaking of bread and to prayer.[f] 43 Reverential awe[g] came over everyone,[h] and many wonders and miraculous signs[i] came about by the apostles.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 2:41 tn Or “who acknowledged the truth of.”
  2. Acts 2:41 tn Grk “word.”
  3. Acts 2:41 tn Grk “souls” (here an idiom for the whole person).
  4. Acts 2:41 tn Or “were won over.”
  5. Acts 2:42 sn Fellowship refers here to close association involving mutual involvement and relationships.
  6. Acts 2:42 tn Grk “prayers.” This word was translated as a collective singular in keeping with English style.
  7. Acts 2:43 tn Or “Fear.”
  8. Acts 2:43 tn Grk “on every soul” (here “soul” is an idiom for the whole person).
  9. Acts 2:43 tn In this context the miraculous nature of these signs is implied. Cf. BDAG 920 s.v. σημεῖον 2.a.

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