Acts 16:31

“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they saide, Beleeue on the Lord Iesus Christ, and thou shalt be saued, and thy house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said, Have faith in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will have salvation.
- Basic English Bible

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
- Darby Bible

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
- Webster's Bible

Believe on the Lord Jesus, they replied, "and both you and your household will be saved."
- Weymouth Bible

They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."
- World English Bible

And thei seiden, Bileue thou in the Lord Jhesu, and thou schalt be saaf, and thin hous.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they said, `Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved -- thou and thy house;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:31


16:31 Thou shalt be saved and thy household - If ye believe. They did so, and were saved.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:31


Ac 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a heathen. Faith was the essential step. To Jews, on the day of Pentecost, already believing Peter's proposition, he said, in answer to the same question, "Repent and be baptized" (Ac 2:38); but the heathen jailer was not ready for this. Faith must first be wrought, and then that faith, leading to the acceptance of Christ, would save. His faith would save, because it would be the power that would lead him to follow Christ. And thy house. We learn from the next verse that "all that were in his house" could listen the "word of the Lord" (Ac 16:32), hence were not infants.

Discussion for Acts 16

  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not on thine own understanding; in all thy ways acknowledge him. And he will direct thy paths."
    You are trusting in man.
  • Mihratab Abebe
    How happy those who believe in Christ its so amazing! Praise the Lord,
  • Corine Duval
    I agree totally with you. But how do we know what will come true and what wont, even after we have prayed, believed,trusted, been prophesied to about the same thing over and over have had dreams for years about the samething? I never shared the dreams with anyone a total stranger came to me in a different city and said the same it never happened.
  • Martha donnelly
    what about the promise to rehab the harlet and saving her family?
  • MockingBird
    To believe is to commit : To deposit , like you would deposit money in a bank account. I can never express the Great Goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ how that He would come to a sin sick world to save humanity : But He did and I am so very Grateful that He called me to be one of His children . It is a Great Privilege to be one of His own and to own a copy of His Holy Word !!!!!
  • Esther Owens
    I noticed for the first time that if we are locked in any type of prison be it mental or physical,if we pray and sing praises to God... not only will we be set free but OTHERS around us that hear will ALSO be SET FREE. Thar is powerful praise God!