Acts 2:21

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shall come to passe, that whosoeuer shall call on the Name of the Lord, shalbe saued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'AND IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall be, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whoever makes his prayer to the Lord will have salvation.
- Basic English Bible

And it shall be that whosoever shall call upon the name of [the] Lord shall be saved.
- Darby Bible

And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
- Webster's Bible

and every one who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'
- Weymouth Bible

It will be, that whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
- World English Bible

And it schal be, ech man which euere schal clepe to help the name of the Lord, schal be saaf.
- Wycliffe Bible

and it shall be, every one -- whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, he shall be saved.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:21


2:21 But - whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord - This expression implies the whole of religion, and particularly prayer uttered in faith; shall be saved - From all those plagues; from sin and hell.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:21


Ac 2:21 Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord, etc. To turn to the Lord for salvation in his appointed way. It means far more than simply prayer. He who would call on the name of the Lord for salvation must do more than say, "Lord, Lord, open unto us" (Lu 13:25). He must hear and obey (Mt 7:21).

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Jacob
    Acts chapter 2 is a continuation of John the Baptist's baptism see Mk 1:4. That's why they had to be re baptized in Acts 19 because they had his baptism Acts 19:4. Acts transitions from the law to grace. You don't receive the Holy Ghost like that today, you receive the Spirit through faith see Gal 3:14. After the Jews rejected Christ in Acts 7 Paul is saved and God goes to the Gentiles Acts 20:28.
  • Nathan
    Acts2:38 is the only salvation for our souls. Not confessing he is lord and BAM your saved. That would be false doctrine. Mark my words, "There will be a preacher killing day for the falls doctrine" there is only one God one Baptism One Holy Ghost. And it's reall o God it's reall blessed be your name o Lord. Amen
  • Irene123
    to Sharon - you advised someone (I didn't take notice of who) to read acts ch. 2. Yes, I agree - please really study it. Matt. 28: 19 is in there, in vs. 4 and 37-38.
  • Anyang
    What i think it means is that when you arks for something like a phone
    God would not just give it to you . But if you arks for something like blessing for somebody God will be done upon there lives. and to seek it means to seek the word of door you now what i am talking about? and nock and the door will be opened for you and Gods people . and may god bless you all in everything that is done Amen
  • Sharon
    First are you Saved? Have you received Jesus as your personal saver. Do you have a Relationship with him? In Matthew 7:7). Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it shall be opened unto you...Bless you

    Read Act 2
  • Lilian
    Hi Betty Jesus loves you, the only way to have faith in God is by hearing the word of God. We must be Born Again in Spirit and not in flesh . We must invite Jesus and accept him into your life Jesus will be the one to connect his spirit to us, from his blood our sins are cleanse and we are pardoned and was healed from his stripes iasiah 53.5. Just keep praising and thanking him everyday.amen