John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 42 (Acts 9:42)

And it was known throughout all Joppa ,.... The report of such a miracle, and wrought upon a person of note, was soon spread all over the place, which was very large, for it was a city, as it is called, Acts 11:5 , and it had, as Josephus F17 De Bello Jud. l. 3. c. 8. sect. 4. says, villages and little towns or cities round about it; all which might go by the name of Joppa, and throughout which the fame of this miracle might pass:

and many believed in the Lord ; in the Lord Jesus Christ, whom Peter preached, and the saints in Joppa professed, and in whose name, and by whose power, this miracle was done.

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary