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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
But ye shall receiue power after that the holy Ghost is come vpon you, and ye shall be witnesses vnto me, both in Hierusalem, and in all Iudea, and in Samaria, and vnto the vttermost part of the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)
But you will have power, when the Holy Spirit has come on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judaea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
- Basic English Bible
but ye will receive power, the Holy Spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
- Darby Bible
But ye shall receive power after the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses to me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.
- Webster's Bible
and yet you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria and to the remotest parts of the earth."
- Weymouth Bible
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth."
- World English Bible
but ye schulen take the vertu of the Hooli Goost comynge fro aboue in to you, and ye schulen be my witnessis in Jerusalem, and in al Judee, and Samarie, and to the vtmeste of the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible
but ye shall receive power at the coming of the Holy Spirit upon you, and ye shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the end of the earth.'
- Youngs Literal Bible
1:8 But ye shall receive power - and shall be witnesses to me - That is, ye shall be empowered to witness my Gospel, both by your preaching and suffering.
Ac 1:8 Ye shall receive power. Not temporal power, such as they dreamed of, but spiritual and moral power. Ye shall be witnesses to me. Testify of him of their personal knowledge. They all knew personally of his life, his miracles, his death, his resurrection, and the Great Commission. There could be no mistake. Their witness is true, unless they were deceivers. In Jerusalem. First, in the headquarters of Judaism, the capital of their own country, the place where the Lord was crucified; then in an ever-widening circle from that center; in Judea, then in Samaria, then to the uttermost parts of the earth. This order was followed exactly. It should always be followed in our efforts to evangelize the world.
Tobechukwu Nwamaradi's comment on 2015-05-09 15:00:54:
But ye shall receive power, note the word "receive " which means we can reject. when we receive Him, he gives us power to execute Christ 's commission, including preaching the gospel, marching upon serpents and scorpions, healing the sick, raising the dead etc. these things can 't be done without power but not the power of man.
Cj Babia's comment on 2014-08-23 15:32:16:
He is the 3rd personal of God. As a Christian be lead and guid by the Holy Spirit. We need your anointing Come with power
Yvan Kanyandekwe's comment on 2014-07-30 04:59:40:
The Holy Spirit is not power ,but He is God Acts5 3,4,9 and the Giver of power.When you receive The Holy Ghost,He gives you power.
Bro Ojo Victor's comment on 2014-07-28 14:39:47:
The power and zeal to witness is to be endue by the Holy spirit. It takes away fear and fill us with Faith, confidence with confirmation of signs and wonders.
Ebenezer's comment on 2014-07-24 09:20:39:
De verse 8 simply talks about receiving power after the Holy Ghost has come upon you, so as to be a qualified candidate to preach the word of God to others. Thus, if anyone do not believe in the existence of the Holy Ghost I do not think dat fellow is qualified enough to preach to others about the gospel.
Nomthandazo's comment on 2014-03-23 13:15:03:
What is the secret of praying in tongues i have been longing for years now nothing is happening
Pastor Roger's comment on 2014-02-18 12:42:52:
Once the Holy Ghost comes upon you you receive divine power to become an effective witness for the kingdom of God You have no power within yourself the power has to be divine much greater than that of man We are only conduit that God works through
Alan's comment on 2014-02-09 19:29:13:
you receive holy spirit and preach the goods of Gods kingdom that will soon end all suffering today in others it does not say to make miracles or signs and tongues signs and tongues is for none believers 1corth 13 30 31 but prophesy is for believers
Apostle Elaina White's comment on 2013-12-30 18:10:43:
The Bible says after receive the gife of the holy ghost you shall receive power and be witness in jerusalem and judea and upper most part of the world , after receive the holy ghost meaning speaking in other tongues as the holy spirit or comfort give utterance the bible says you have the power to go forth in the world to preach the gospel now because of holy spirit and the power of God will be with you and you will be a witness meaning that the Lord will confirm that you are a true witness for him.
Thy Word Is Truth's comment on 2013-12-11 13:03:39:
IN verse 8 this is what happens when someone gets the Holy Ghost, "ye shall be witnesses unto me ". The Holy Ghost will glorify Jesus ( Jn 16:14 ), not brag on himself and use a sinner to pray in publick to be seen of men ( Matt 6:5).
Paul Michael's comment on 2013-11-14 16:00:38:
the holy spirit is a confirmation 2 every believers, so if you are a believer be hungry for it now.
Pat's comment on 2013-11-11 10:19:56:
Without the Holy Spirit which is Jesus' strength power passion and Love for the lost evangelism is at an all time low of 1% of Christians that obey the Great Commission.We could lose our country by default.We are in a battlegroung and not a playground.
Adu Gyamfi Emmanuel's comment on 2013-03-08 01:15:23:
Without the holy spirit you are not a vessel in Christ, so pray without season for it and you shall receive Power to lead you. Stay blessed.
Emmanuel Prah's comment on 2013-01-19 09:15:51:
The holy spirit is a supernatural power.
Lukmon Onimama's comment on 2013-01-09 17:30:10:
Why the Gospels stories do not support each other?
David Bombard's comment on 2013-01-09 06:19:48:
Thank you for all your Godly views and the King James 1611 Bible Verses.
ELAINA WHITE's comment on 2012-12-12 20:15:58:
When you truly fall in love with Jesus, HE will anoint you from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. Falling in love with Jesus means to take all of HIS KNOWLEDGE, not only what you want. But you must love Jesus fully. Not only when it is convenient for you, or it is working for you.
Pastor's comment on 2012-11-20 23:29:36:
We can understand the New Testament better by studying the Old Testament, for it is a shadow of the New Testament. When God chose David to be king, He sent Samuel to anoint him. That gave him authority to go and rule. So anointing is synonymous with power, i.e. authority to execute the commission in Mark 16. You can only be a true witness if you have the experience, not hearsay thatís why it is important to receive the Holy Ghost. Be blessed.
Alli Olufunmilayo's comment on 2012-10-16 08:34:16:
This verse points to the fact that without Holy Spirit, we cannot do anything. So if you have not received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, you have great work to do to be able to function well as a believer.
Oni Bukola Eunice's comment on 2012-07-13 03:50:30:
The Holyspirit comes first before receiving the power.The power is to launch us fully into that which Jesus has commissioned us to do.
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