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Acts 2:43

    Acts 2:43 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And fear came on every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But fear came on every soul: and all sorts of wonders and signs were done by the Apostles.

    Webster's Revision

    And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

    World English Bible

    Fear came on every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 2:43

    And fear came upon every soul - Different MSS. and versions read this clause thus, And Great fear and Trembling came upon every soul in Jerusalem. For several weeks past they had a series of the most astonishing miracles wrought before their eyes; they were puzzled and confounded at the manner in which the apostles preached, who charged them home with the deliberate murder of Jesus Christ, and who attested, in the most positive manner, that he was risen from the dead, and that God had sent down that mighty effusion of the Spirit which they now witnessed as a proof of his resurrection and ascension, and that this very person whom they had crucified was appointed by God to be the Judge of quick and dead. They were in consequences stung with remorse, and were apprehensive of the judgments of God; and the wonders and signs continually wrought by the apostles were at once proofs of the celestial origin of their doctrine and mission, and of their own baseness, perfidy, and wickedness.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 2:43

    And fear came - That is, there was great reverence or awe. The multitude had just before derided them Acts 2:13; but so striking and manifest was the power of God on this occasion, that it silenced all clamors, and produced a general veneration and awe. The effect of a great work of God's grace is commonly to produce an unusual seriousness and solemnity in a community, even among those who are not converted. It restrains, subdues, and silences opposition.

    Every soul - Every person or individual; that is, upon the people generally; not only on those who became Christians, but upon the multitudes who witnessed these things. All things were suited to produce this fear: the recent crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth; the wonders that attended that event; the events of the day of Pentecost; and the miracles performed by the apostles, were all suited to diffuse solemnity, thought, anxiety through the community.

    Many wonders and signs - See the notes on Acts 2:22. This was promised by the Saviour, Mark 16:17. Some of the miracles which they performed are specified in the following chapters.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 2:43

    2:43 And fear came upon every soul - Of those who did not join with them: whereby persecution was prevented, till it was needful for them.