7 And so the Word of God
(or: God's thought, idea, message and Logos) kept on progressively growing and increasing
(also: = God's Reason was spreading out like a growing Vine), and thus the number of disciples
(students; learners; apprentices) continued tremendously multiplying
(= increasing in number) within Jerusalem. Furthermore, a vast throng of the priests
[note: these would have been Sadducees] kept on submissively listening to and hearing
(thus: paying attention to and obeying) the Faith
[note: noun with the article, thus this would signify trust and belief in the resurrected Jesus as the Christ – the message of faith that was then being proclaimed].