Acts 9:42

42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.

Acts 9:42 in Other Translations

KJV
42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
ESV
42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
NLT
42 The news spread through the whole town, and many believed in the Lord.
MSG
42 When this became known all over Joppa, many put their trust in the Master.
CSB
42 This became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Acts 9:42 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 9:42

And it was known throughout all Joppa
The report of such a miracle, and wrought upon a person of note, was soon spread all over the place, which was very large, for it was a city, as it is called, ( Acts 11:5 ) , and it had, as Josephus F17 says, villages and little towns or cities round about it; all which might go by the name of Joppa, and throughout which the fame of this miracle might pass:

and many believed in the Lord;
in the Lord Jesus Christ, whom Peter preached, and the saints in Joppa professed, and in whose name, and by whose power, this miracle was done.


FOOTNOTES:

F17 De Bello Jud. l. 3. c. 8. sect. 4.

Acts 9:42 In-Context

40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up.
41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive.
42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.
43 Peter stayed in Joppa for some time with a tanner named Simon.

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