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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES - Chapter 2 - Verse 43

Verse 43. And fear came. That is, there was great reverence or awe. The multitude had just before derided them, (Ac 2:13;) but so striking and manifest was the power of God on this occasion, that it silenced all clamours, and produced a general veneration and awe. The effect of a great work of God's grace is commonly to produce an unusual seriousness and solemnity in a community, even among those who are not convicted. It restrains, subdues, and silences opposition.

Every soul. Every person, or individual; that is, upon the people generally; not only on those who became Christians, but upon the multitudes who witnessed these things. All things were fitted 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 fitted to diffuse solemnity, and thought, and anxiety through the community.

Many wonders and signs. See Barnes "Ac 2:22".

This was promised by the Saviour Mr 16:17. Some of the miracles which they wrought are specified in the following chapters.

{a} "many wonders and signs" Mr 16:17

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