For they were about five thousand men. He said to his disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of about fifty each."
He commanded them that everyone should sit down in groups on the green grass.
praising God, and having favor with all the people. The Lord added to the assembly day by day those who were being saved.
They sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.
The twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, "It is not appropriate for us to forsake the word of God and serve tables.
Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." Now there was much grass in that place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
When he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. It happened, that for a whole year they were gathered together with the assembly, and taught many people. The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
In these days, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (and the number of names was about one hundred twenty), and said,
The word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly. A great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
1 Corinthians 1:13
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized into the name of Paul?
Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Not one of them claimed that anything of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.
1 Corinthians 14:27
If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret.
For he is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition,
when they were but a few men in number, yes, very few, and foreigners in it.
John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone who doesn't follow us casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow us."
Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
The little one shall become a thousand, and the small one a strong nation; I, Yahweh, will hasten it in its time."
Now after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place, where he was about to come.
If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?
1 Samuel 10:10
When they came there to the hill, behold, a band of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came mightily on him, and he prophesied among them.
Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
So he brought down the people to the water; and Yahweh said to Gideon, "Everyone who laps of the water with his tongue, like a dog laps, you shall set him by himself; likewise everyone who bows down on his knees to drink."
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these.
John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he doesn't follow with us."
Men will arise from among your own selves, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
Then those who gladly received his word were baptized. There were added that day about three thousand souls.
2 Kings 17:29
However every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities in which they lived.
Then these men assembled together, and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God.
One said to him, "Lord, are they few who are saved?" He said to them,
1 Corinthians 1:12
Now I mean this, that each one of you says, "I follow Paul," "I follow Apollos," "I follow Cephas," and, "I follow Christ."
1 Kings 18:4
for it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of Yahweh, that Obadiah took one hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
Yahweh said to Gideon, "By the three hundred men who lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, each to his own place."
2 Kings 6:18
When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to Yahweh, and said, "Please strike this people with blindness." He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
But they said, We will drink no wine; for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying, You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your sons, forever:
More believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.
But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Men and brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. Concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!"