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Acts 12:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But the word of God grew and multiplied.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But the word of God grew and multiplied.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But the word of God grew and multiplied.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But the word of God grew and spread itself.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, the word of the Lord, went on growing and multiplying.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the word of God did grow and did multiply,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But the word of the Lord increased and multiplied.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But the word of God grewe, and multiplied.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And the gospel of Aloha was proclaimed, and was great.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the gospel of God was proclaimed, and made progress.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
word 3056
{3056} Prime
λόγος
logos
{log'-os}
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).
of God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
grew 837
{0837} Prime
αὐξάνω
auxano
{owx-an'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow ('wax'), that is, enlarge (literally or figuratively, actively or passively).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
multiplied. 4129
{4129} Prime
πληθύνω
plethuno
{play-thoo'-no}
From another form of G4128; to increase (transitively or intransitively).
z5712
<5712> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 12:24

_ _ But the word grew, etc. — that is, Not only was the royal representative ignominiously swept from the stage, while his intended victim was spared to the Church, but the cause which he and his Jewish instigators sought to crush was only furthered and glorified. How full of encouragement and consolation is all this to the Christian Church in every age!

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 12:20-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 12:24

(12) But the (s) word of God grew and multiplied.

(12) Tyrants build up the Church by destroying it.

(s) Those that heard the word of God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.
Acts 19:20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
Isaiah 41:10-13 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. ... For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Isaiah 54:14-17 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. ... No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Daniel 2:24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise [men] of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise [men] of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation.
Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you, as [it is] in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as [it doth] also in you, since the day ye heard [of it], and knew the grace of God in truth:
2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have [free] course, and be glorified, even as [it is] with you:
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Pv 28:28. Is 41:10; 54:14; 55:10. Dn 2:24, 44. Mt 16:18. Ac 5:39; 6:7; 11:21; 19:20. Col 1:6. 2Th 3:1.

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