Acts 1:8

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 1:8


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.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 1:8


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.

Discussion for Acts 1

  • George V
    The book of acts reveals Christs expectations of the apostles and in so doing us .
    Sadly today I recall the words stated that many , in fact most don't know God . Superficially we know but not as the apostles and Moses did . Seems that prayer and fasting are lacking and as those apostles who came together to seek out gods instruction for them we must do the same .
  • David
    The Holy Ghost (Spirit) is the third part of the Trinity; Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The Holy Spirit will dwell in your heart if you will let Him. He is your Comforter for always. Just like God's Love and forgiveness are offered free so too is your Comforter. In the world today we need all that God is offering as we are drawing closer to The Second Coming of Christ so we must be ready to meet Christ
  • M.M.
    Father, Son, Holy Spirit are one.The Trinity
  • Mary miller
    who is the Holy Ghost
  • Jambreas
    The Holy Ghost is a spirit that is combined in the Father(God) and his son Jesus which is also spirits And God is not a man he can't not lie. Amen
  • Carmen Redding
    The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit was sent to fill those whom God chose to use to carry out his divine plans. In the New Testament Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to dwell in those who believed. In Acts, the He is described as our Father's gift to us. He teaches, convicts, comforts, intercedes and gives us power to become like Jesus.