43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. Compare Acts 2:22, where Peter said Jesus had done "wonders and signs," with this verse, where Luke wrote that the apostles performed "wonders and signs." 1974. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. "Commentary on Acts 2:43". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. A feeling of awe was excited even among those who did not join the company of believers. ", Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Observe here, 1. Acts 2:43. 43 And fear came upon every soul. This impression was intensified by the wonders and signs which the apostles performed." "wonders and signs," with this verse, where Luke wrote that the apostles performed "wonders and signs." BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Acts 2:43". 1700-1703. Acts 2:43. 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. Next to this brief notice of the exercises of the Church, we He signifieth unto us that the show and sight of the Church was such, that it made others afraid which did not consent unto [its] doctrine; and that was done for the preserving and furthering of the Church. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pnt/acts-2.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/acts-2.html. (Bruce p. 80), This verse may also be referring to the sense of awe that came upon those outside the church (). To be filled with awe. 1832. Commentary on Acts 2:43-47 | Thinking about God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/acts-2.html. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". The general impression on the public mind. 'Tis God that keeps up the authority and reverence of his ministers in the minds of their people: Did not he hold these stars in his own right hand, how soon would men trample them under their feet? BibliographyClarke, Adam. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. For the miracles served to make them afraid, together with other works of God, although this was not the only reason, but one of many, why they were afraid to set themselves against God, who was on that side, as they did gather by the miracles; whence we gather that they are not only profitable for this to bring men to God, (149) but also to make the wicked somewhat more gentle, and that they may tame their furiousness. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". "Commentary on Acts 2:43". A reflection on Acts 2:43–47 BRF's New Daylight Bible reading notes offers a daily reflection on a passage of scripture. (150) Which thing we have oftentimes tried (151) even in our time. Came (εγινετο — egineto). This member serveth also to the showing of the cause. Φόβος , fear ) For they had GOD present with them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/acts-2.html. 1874-1909. Il. And many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. © 2017 QuotesCosmos ● Home ● About ● Privacy ● Terms ● Principles ● Sitemap ● Contact. (147) But Luke’s meaning was this, that there appeared such power of God in the Church, that the people for the most part had not one word to say. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/acts-2.html. ): compare Acts 5:5; Luke 1:65. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail. "Commentary on Acts 2:43". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/acts-2.html. "Commentary on Acts 2:43". φόβος, as in Mark 4:41, Luke 1:63; Luke 7:16, etc., fear, dread, which are wont to seize the mind on a great and wonderful, entirely unexpected, occurrence. ], Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. πάσῃ ψυχῇ, designating generally the multitude,—those who were not joined to the infant church. Proud member See note on Acts 2:22. New York, USA. διὰ τῶν ἀποστ.] Here it is clear enough that the one hundred twenty were not able to do the wonders and signs which accompanied the Twelve, indicating most certainly that they, the one hundred twenty, were not included in the baptism of the Holy Spirit which the apostles received. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. Fear came upon every soul—This refers to the nearest margin of population outside the Church. "Commentary on Acts 2:43". Parallel Verses. 43  And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. This shows again Jesus" continuing work through His servants following His ascension. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/acts-2.html. Acts 3:10, i.e., upon the non-believers, for “perfect love casteth out fear”. And whereas he saith, Every soul, he speaketh thus by synecdoche. Popularity relative to other verses in Acts chapter 2 using average monthly Google searches. That this community was not of all their goods, but of that part only which everyone did voluntarily consecrate and devote to the relief of the church's goods that was here practiced; but, by all things, we are to understand, such things as every one freely laid aside for the service of the poor. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/acts-2.html. Fear came; on account of the great things which God had done and enabled the apostles to do. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. Acts 2:43. φόβος, fear) For they had GOD present with them. And fear came upon every soul. 1909-1922. "Commentary on Acts 2:43". The feeling of awe that the obvious working of God in their midst inspired continued among all the people in Jerusalem. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/acts-2.html. 1999. Acts 2:44. "Commentary on Acts 2:43". 188: πηλείωνι δʼ ἄχος γένετο, xii. ἐγίνετο] (see the critical note) is in both cases the descriptive imperfect. Comp., moreover, on the expression, Hom. Acts 2:43, KJV: "And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles." (47) That this practice was only used in Jerusalem, in the beginning of Christianity, without being a precedent for after times and places. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. This φόβος, occasioned by the marvellous result which the event of Pentecost together with the address of Peter had produced, operated quasi freno (Calvin), in preventing the first internal development of the church’s life from being disturbed by premature attacks from without. And I will execute great vengeance upon them, love the Lord your God with all your heart, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc. Acts 2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.