Acts 2:41
 
Acts 2:41
(KJV) Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
(1611 KJV) Then they that gladly receiued his word, were baptized: and the same day there were added vnto them about three thousand soules.
(1587 Geneva Bible) Then they that gladly receiued his word, were baptized: and the same day there were added to the Church about three thousand soules.
(1526 Tyndale) Then they that gladly receaved his preachynge were baptised: and the same daye ther were added vnto them aboute thre thousande soules.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(1881 RV) They then that received his word were baptized: and there were added unto them in that day about three thousand souls.
(1901 ASV) They then that received his word were baptized: and there were added unto them in that day about three thousand souls.
(AMP) Therefore those who accepted and welcomed his message were baptized, and there were added that day about 3,000 souls.
(CEB) Those who accepted Peter’s message were baptized. God brought about three thousand people into the community on that day.
(CEV) On that day about three thousand believed his message and were baptized.
(1899 Douay-Rheims) They therefore that received his word, were baptized; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls.
(ESV) So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
(GSB) Many of them believed his message and were baptized, and about three thousand people were added to the group that day.
(HCSB) So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people were added to them.
(THE MESSAGE) That day about three thousand took him at his word, were baptized and were signed up.
(NASV) So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
(NCV) Then those people who accepted what Peter said were baptized. About three thousand people were added to the number of believers that day.
(NIRV) Those who accepted his message were baptized. About 3,000 people joined the believers that day.
(NIV) Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
(NLT) Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.
(RSV) So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
(TNIV) Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.
(NAB-Roman Catholic) Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day.
(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) Therefore those who embraced his word heartily were baptized, and on that day about three thousand souls were added.
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
οι μεν ουν ασμενως αποδεξαμενοι τον λογον αυτου εβαπτισθησαν και προσετεθησαν τη ημερα εκεινη ψυχαι ωσει τρισχιλιαι
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
οι μεν ουν αποδεξαμενοι τον λογον αυτου εβαπτισθησαν και προσετεθησαν εν τη ημερα εκεινη ψυχαι ωσει τρισχιλιαι
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
 
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
E 08 - Sixth century
P 025 - Ninth century
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omit “gladly” before “received his word”
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
Lachmann, Karl - 1842
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
Westcott and Hort - 1881
Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
Affected Teaching
Do you remember when you were a young Christian and how you heard the message of salvation? Then do you remember how joyful you were when you were a young Christian? That was because life in Christ was new to you and there was so much to learn and know, life on earth now took on a perspective. As these people gathered the at the Temple, they were hearing the message of the true Gospel from the 120 who were gathered together waiting for the Promise. Peter had now begun to preach the true Gospel and God had prepared the hearts of the people and on that day three thousand were saved. The people who were gathered had known about the same old rituals of their religion but now Peter was speaking the words of eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ and the people “gladly” heard him. The word “gladly” in the Greek means “joyfully.” Joy is one of the great tenets of the Christian faith. In fact, it is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. (Gal 5:22 KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, When the Lord Jesus spoke to the crowds it is written that the common people heard Him gladly. (Mark 12:37 KJV) David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly. There is even joy in the presence of the angels when a person becomes saved. (Luke 15:10 KJV) Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. It is a shame that the modern versions omit the one word that describes the mood of the crowd who heard Peter speak and the way they received the word of God. Then again there is no joy in the false religion of Gnosticism which the modern versions follow.

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