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Acts 12:24

    Acts 12:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the word of God grew and multiplied.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the word of God grew and multiplied.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the word of God grew and multiplied.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the word of the Lord went on increasing.

    Webster's Revision

    But the word of God grew and multiplied.

    World English Bible

    But the word of God grew and multiplied.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the word of God grew and multiplied.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 12:24

    But the word of God - The Christian doctrine preached by the apostles grew and multiplied - became more evident, and had daily accessions; for the spirit of revelation rested on those men, and God was daily adding to that word as circumstances required, in order to complete that testimony of his which we now find contained in the New Testament. As there is in the original an allusion to the vegetation of grain, (ηυξανε, it grew, as corn grows, the stalk and the ear; και επληθυνετο, it was multiplied, as the corn is in the full ear), there is probably a reference to the parable of the Sower and his seed; for the seed is the word of God, and the doctrine of the kingdom. It was liberally sown; it grew vigorously, and became greatly multiplied. And why? Because it was the word, the doctrine of God - there was no corruption in it; and because God watered it with the dew of heaven from on high.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 12:24

    But the word of God grew ... - Great success attended it. The persecutions had now ceased; and notwithstanding all the attempts which had been made to crush it, stir the church increased and flourished. The liberation of Peter and the death of Herod would contribute to extend it. It was a new evidence of divine interposition in behalf of the church; it would augment the zeal of Christians; it would. humble their enemies, and would fill those with fear who had attempted to oppose and crush the church of God.