(For about 5,000 men were there.) Then He told His disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about 50 each."
Then He instructed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.
praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved.
So they sat down in ranks of hundreds and fifties.
Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, "It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to wait on tables.
So Moses chose able men from all Israel and made them leaders over the people [as] officials of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.
Then Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, so they sat down. The men numbered about 5,000.
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught large numbers, and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Don't be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.
During these days Peter stood up among the brothers-the number of people who were together was about 120-and said:
So the preaching about God flourished, the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.
1 Corinthians 1:13
Is Christ divided? Was it Paul who was crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul's name?
The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common.
1 Corinthians 14:27
If any person speaks in [another] language, there should be only two, or at the most three, each in turn, and someone must interpret.
For He is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility. In His flesh,
When they were few in number, very few indeed, and temporary residents in Canaan,
John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he wasn't following us."
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
The least will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; I will accomplish it quickly in its time.
After this, the Lord appointed 70 others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go.
If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?
1 Samuel 10:10
When Saul and his attendant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God took control of him, and he prophesied along with them.
But you should select from all the people able men, God-fearing, trustworthy, and hating bribes. Place [them] over the people as officials of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.
So he brought the people down to the water, and the Lord said to Gideon, "Separate everyone who laps water with his tongue like a dog. Do the same with everyone who kneels to drink."
For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, and no angel or spirit, but the Pharisees affirm them all.
John responded, "Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us."
And men from among yourselves will rise up with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.
So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people were added to them.
2 Kings 17:29
But [the people of] each nation, in the cities where they lived, were still making their own gods and putting them in the shrines of the high places that the Samaritans had made.
Then these men went as a group and found Daniel petitioning and imploring his God.
"Lord," someone asked Him, "are there few being saved?" He said to them,
1 Corinthians 1:12
What I am saying is this: each of you says, "I'm with Paul," or "I'm with Apollos," or "I'm with Cephas," or "I'm with Christ."
1 Kings 18:4
and took 100 prophets and hid them, 50 men to a cave, and provided them with food and water when Jezebel slaughtered the Lord's prophets.
The Lord said to Gideon, "I will deliver you with the 300 men who lapped and hand the Midianites over to you. But everyone else is to go home."
2 Kings 6:18
When the Arameans came against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, "Please strike this nation with blindness." So He struck them with blindness, according to Elisha's word.
But they replied, "We do not drink wine, for Jonadab, son of our ancestor Rechab, commanded: 'You and your sons must never drink wine.
Believers were added to the Lord in increasing numbers-crowds of both men and women.
When Paul realized that one part of them were Sadducees and the other part were Pharisees, he cried out in the Sanhedrin, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees! I am being judged because of the hope of the resurrection of the dead!"