In Acts 2:41,we are told that three thousand people became believers in Christ in a single day. It appears that number included men, women, and children since the World English Bible (WEB) says,
Acts 2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized. There were added that day about three thousand souls.
Later in Acts 4:4, we are told about five thousand believers, and now it is clear that they are counting men only, so the number of people was likely greater. Some claim there were now at least eight thousand believers, others put the total at five thousand. So I look it up in the Bible, and different translations seem to interpret it differently. The King James Version says,
Acts 4:4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
The ESV, NET, and HCSB all have
... the number of the men came to about five thousand.
WEB and EMTV add the word "be", making it
the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
What do the various Greek texts say? Does the Byzantine (Majority) text clearly say five thousand was the total, as the translations based on it suggest, and are the others ambiguous?