And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
a. NLT: And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.
b. NIV: Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
c. YLT: and they, having gone forth, did preach everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word, through the signs following. Amen.
d. Amplified Bible: And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the attesting signs and miracles that closely accompanied [it]. Amen (so be it).
e. Worrell Translation: And they, going forth, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs closely following.
1. And they went forth, and preached every where
a. and [1161 * de] [Strong: a primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.:--also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).]
b. they [1565 * ekeinos] [Strong: from 1563; that one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed:--he, it, the other (same), selfsame, that (same, very), X their, X them, they, this, those.]
c. went forth [1831 * exerchomai] [Strong: from 1537 and 2064; to issue (literally or figuratively):--come (forth, out), depart (out of), escape, get out, go (abroad, away, forth, out, thence), proceed (forth), spread abroad.]
d. preached [2784 * kerusso] [Strong: of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel):--preacher(-er), proclaim, publish.]
e. every where [3837 * pantachou] [Strong: genitive case (as adverb of place) of a presumed derivative of 3956; universally:--in all places, everywhere.]
2. “…the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.”
a. the Lord [2962 * kurios] [Strong: from kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title):-- God, Lord, master, Sir.]
b. working with them [4903 * sunergeo] [Strong: from 4904; to be a fellow-worker, i.e. co-operate:--help (work) with, work(-er) together.]
c. and [2532 * kai] [Strong: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:--and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.]
d. confirming [950 * bebaioo] [Strong: from 949; to stabilitate (figuratively):--confirm, (e-)stablish.] [Thayer: to make firm, establish, confirm, make sure.] [Vine: "to make firm, establish, make secure" (the connected adjective bebaios signifies "stable, fast, firm"), is used of "confirming" a word, Mark 16:20; promises, Romans 15:8; the testimony of Christ, 1 Corinthians 1:6; the saints by the Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Corinthians 1:8; the saints by God, 2 Corinthians 1:21 ("stablisheth"); in faith, Colossians 2:7; the salvation spoken through the Lord and "confirmed" by the Apostles, Hebrews 2:3; the heart by grace, Hebrews 13:9 ("stablished").]
e. the word [3056 * logos] [Strong: from 3004; something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ):--account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say(-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work.]
f. with [1223 * dia] [Strong: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional):--after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.]
g. signs [4592 * semeion] [Strong: neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of 4591; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally:--miracle, sign, token, wonder.]
h. following [1872 * epakoloutheo] [Strong: neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of 4591; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally:--miracle, sign, token, wonder.]
1). The first thing mentioned after Christ sat down at the right hand of God is the disciples preached the word everywhere and the Lord confirmed their word. They were preaching the faith filled gospel that included signs and wonders. The signs and wonders were the confirmation by God that the full gospel these men were preaching was true. There are other instances in the new Testament that say the same thing.
a). Acts 14:1-3 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
14:3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
(1) Here the Lord testified concerning what these men of God were preaching by granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
b). Hebrews 2:3, 4 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
(1) Here the God of the universe bore witness to what theses men of God were saying by signs and wonders, miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost.