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Acts 9:42

    Acts 9:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it became known throughout all Joppa: and many believed on the Lord.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And news of it went all through Joppa, and a number of people had faith in the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    And it became known throughout all Joppa: and many believed on the Lord.

    World English Bible

    And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it became known throughout all Joppa: and many believed on the Lord.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 9:42

    Many believed in the Lord - That is, in Christ Jesus, in whose name and through whose power they understood this miracle to be wrought. This miracle, as well as that at Lydda, was not only the means of strengthening the faith of the disciples, and gaining credit to the cause of Christianity, but also of bringing many sincere converts to the Lord, so that the Church was thereby both builded up and multiplied.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 9:42

    And many believed ... - A similar effect followed when Jesus raised up Lazarus. See John 12:11.

    This was the first miracle of this kind that was performed by the apostles. The effect was that many believed. It was not merely a work of benevolence, in restoring to life one who contributed largely to the comfort of the poor, but it was a means of extending and establishing, as it was designed doubtless to do, the kingdom of the Saviour.