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Acts 2:38

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Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Acts 2:38

Then Peter said vnto them, Repent, and be baptized euery one of you in the Name of Iesus Christ, for the remission of sinnes, and ye shal receiue the gift of the holy Ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Peter {said} to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Peter `said' unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Peter said, Let your hearts be changed, every one of you, and have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will have the Holy Spirit given to you.
- Basic English Bible

And Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptised, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, for remission of sins, and ye will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
- Darby Bible

Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Repent, replied Peter, "and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, with a view to the remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
- Weymouth Bible

Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
- World English Bible

And Petre seide to hem, Do ye penaunce, and eche of you be baptisid in the name of Jhesu Crist, in to remissioun of youre synnes; and ye schulen take the yifte of the Hooli Goost.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Peter said unto them, `Reform, and be baptized each of you on the name of Jesus Christ, to remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:38

2:38 Repent - And hereby return to God: be baptized - Believing in the name of Jesus - And ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost - See the three - one God clearly proved. See #Ac 26:20|. The gift of the Holy Ghost does not mean in this place the power of speaking with tongues. For the promise of this was not given to all that were afar off, in distant ages and nations. But rather the constant fruits of faith, even righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Whomsoever the Lord our God shall call - (Whether they are Jews or Gentiles) by his word and by his Spirit: and who are not disobedient to the heavenly calling. But it is observable St. Peter did not yet understand the very words he spoke.

 

People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:38

Ac 2:38 Repent, and be baptized. For the first time the terms of pardon under the New Covenant and the Great Commission are given; given once for all time, and always the same. The convicted, broken-hearted, sorrowing sinner, believing that Jesus is the Christ, is to repent and be baptized. Repent. Not sorrow. They already sorrowed; but a change of purpose; the internal change which resolves to serve the Lord. The Greek term "metanoeo", rendered "repent", means a change of mind. The act of obedience in baptism is an outward expression of both faith and repentance. In the name of Jesus Christ. "Upon the name" (Revised Version). Upon the ground of the name. In submission to the authority of Jesus Christ. For the remission of sins. Thus, by complying with the conditions just named, they shall receive remission of sins. No man can receive pardon without faith and repentance, nor can he without submission to the will of Christ. Meyer says: ``"Eis" (for) denotes the "object" of baptism, which is the remission of the guilt contracted in the state before "metanoia" (repentance).'' And Prof. Hackett writes: ``"In order to the forgiveness of sins" we connect naturally with both the preceding verbs. This clause states the motive or object which should induce them to repent and be baptized.'' The gift of the Holy Spirit. Promised as a comforter to all who obey Christ, but whom "the world cannot receive" (Joh 14:17).

 

Comments for Acts 2:38

Evagelist Chatauna Robinson's comment on 2014-09-07 13:53:23:

For the Anonymous writer concerning the Baptism. It is not just a little thing. It is the difference between getting into Heaven and going to Hell. It is very important that you get Baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins. Father, son, and Holy Ghost are not names they are titles in which God operates in. I am a mother, wife, and a daughter but it is just me, one person, and I have one name. His name was given in St. Matthew 1 25. He stated that he came in his father name St. John 5 43. The name in which the Holy Ghost operates in is Jesus, St. John 14 26. The church age began in the book of Acts of the Apostles. There is no where in that book are in the Bible where anyone was baptized with the person doing the baptism calling out Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. If this is not satisfactory, in Colossians 3 17 it states "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him ". You have to call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ when baptizing or else the baptism is not accepted in Heaven. Because Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of Heaven and he declared it on the day of Pentecost. This is the Bible.

 

Anonymous's comment on 2014-08-17 08:18:33:

It doesn 't matter as long as you are born again you can baptize in Jesus name or in the name of father son and holy ghost it will get the job done we are all one body in Christ. Let 's not bicker about the little things.

 

Ron's comment on 2014-08-09 08:07:29:

Acts chapter two , is " The FIRST COMING ", the culmination of YAHweh 's promise of RESToration . Simply put , " The good news delivered to The Saints in the beginning " , The GOSPEL . The servant ron .

 

Ron's comment on 2014-08-09 04:52:25:

Acts chapter two , is " The FIRST COMING ", the culmination of YAHweh 's promise of RESToration . Simply put , " The good news delivered to The Saints in the beginning " , The GOSPEL . The servant ron .

 

Agazi Mezemir's comment on 2014-07-04 21:52:11:

God is one, his name is Jesus!

 

Christina's comment on 2014-05-27 13:16:51:

While it is clear here that Peter did baptize in the name of Jesus alone, in Matthew 28 19 JESUS Himself commanded his disciples, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. " I tend to pay more attention to the words in red. Regarding being completely submersed in water for baptism although I have been , I do not believe is a requirement for salvation. The thief on the cross by his own admission did state that he deserved to be there. He had just met Jesus at that point, and yet Jesus promised him in Luke 23 43, "And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise. " At no point would that thief have been baptized prior to his crucifixion.

 

Jason Wilson's comment on 2014-05-16 18:23:44:

If peter was wrong on the day of pentecost wouldnt the other disciples have corrected him?i think they would have!so how many times can you find where the trinity formula was used in the new testament? How many times can you find where acts 2 38 was obeyed?

 

Stephen's comment on 2014-05-06 16:16:05:

Acts 2 38 it 's the key too the Kingdom. the truth.

 

Abrham's comment on 2014-05-02 03:29:16:

First of all I would like to say to the two groups to think that Peter obeyed Jesus ' command . means Peter knew the name of Jesus represented in divinity. So when Peter baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus , he acknowledged that the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit is the side that name. in this understanding peter did. I do not agree when you say baptism in the name of the father son and holy spirit has not been accepted or not biblical . and I do not agree when people say to baptize in the name of Jesus only satanic teaching . One must understand that the so called Divinity refers to the Father Spirit word of God the son The Holy Spirit Spirit of God and these are just God . But we must not forget that we are obliged to follow accepted teaching and preaching of the apostles . because they were the only legitimate fundamental sources of us. When people try to fool themselves by saying that we do not want to follow the teaching peter we have the Holy Spirit that can lead us to the truth this is simply arrogant. it is true that the Spirit of God can lead us I agree, but only when we walk in principle. Let us not think that we are smarter than others. Such language does not work in the house of God.

 

Jesus Mejica's comment on 2014-04-14 04:58:10:

THIS IS THE KEY OF HEAVEN THAT JESUS GAVE TO PETER. THE TRUE GOSPEL, THE GOOD NEWS AND PLAN OF SALVATION OF MANKIND. JESUS DIED, WE ALSO DIED FOR OUR SINS REMISSION OF SINS . JESUS IS BURIED, SO ARE WE BURIED WITH HIM THROUGH BAPTISM IN HIS NAME.RESURRECTION OF CHRIST JESUS FOR US TO RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST AND FOR US TO WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE. DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION FOR CHRIST. REPENTANCE, BAPTISM AND SIN NO MORE FOR MANKIND.

 

RJ's comment on 2014-02-12 17:28:08:

Reference to Toni s comments about Jesus not being God 1st Timothy 3 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godilness GOD was manifest in the FLESH justified in the spirit seen of angels preached unto the Gentiles believed on in the world received up into glory And there is only one individual this refers to the man Christ Jesus HE is and always will be the true living God Amen

 

G.G.'s comment on 2014-02-12 14:53:56:

First off I give God all the glory and praise for who I am I was baptize according to Acts 2 38 and have received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost When Jesus gave commandment to his Apostles go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the NAME of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost Take a look at the first words in the NAME which is JESUS Father son and Holy Ghost is not HIS name those are titles All throughout scripture it was written of a child being born to a virgin and his name is Jesus John 5 39 says search the scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life God Bless

 

Thapelo Hanyane's comment on 2014-02-01 10:24:08:

I believe God is His own interpreter so brethren let's have respect for God's word...If u read Acts 2:38 its clear Peter received relation by God's Spirit that baptism must be in da name of da Lord Jesus Christ...

 

J W A's comment on 2014-02-01 07:45:26:

we need to stop trying to save everyone some are lost an you can't help them stop baptizing take the BRIDE in perfection those are the ones JESUS is coming for time for replants are over harvest is ready

 

John's comment on 2014-01-26 19:49:13:

There is only one name under heaven given to man for salvation even Jesus Christ.This is the name of the Father,the Son and the Holy Ghost.The bible teaches and calls for repentance and baptism to be in the name Of Jesus Christ for remission of sins util Christ's return. Ameen

 

MockingBird's comment on 2014-01-26 07:53:14:

Trinity is one : I am a mother , sister , and a aunt; but yet I am one. Jesus is one with the Father ;two shall be one flesh : Jesus is Son of God: Jesus breathed on to receive Holy Ghost ; he imparted Himself; The subject of trinity is of great discussion :Best to allow Holy Spirit to teach you. I praise the Lord for the gift of repentance;I praise the Lord for the opportunity to have been babtized,I praise the Lord God for Holy Spirit that dwells within me. I have an unction from the Holy one and I need no man to teach me ,but as the same anointing teacheth me of all things,and is truth,and is no lie,and even as it hath taught me ,I shall abide in Him 1 John 2:27 God Bless and enrich you all !!!!

 

VERNON OLIVER's comment on 2014-01-26 07:24:15:

OFTEN I ASK MYSELF WHY DO PEOPLE COMPLIICATE GODS WORD. I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO READ EVERY THING GODS WORD HAS TO SAY ABOUT WHATEVER SUBJECT YOU ARE STUDYING. GET THE WHOLE PICTURE. WHEN WE ICEALATE SCRIPTURE WE CAN MAKE IT SAY ANY THING WE WANT TO BELIEVE. STUDY TO SHOW YOURSELF APPROVED OF GOD... NOT OF MAN.

 

Toni's comment on 2014-01-26 06:52:08:

The first step back to God and to true salvation is to repent. I'm amazed at all the various comments all perpetuating one's church doctrines. Bottom line, it's not about what church you attend - this is about falling down on our knees and telling God how sorry we are for all the things we have done...for not thanking Him for His mercy and for being unthankful, ungrateful and unholy...This is about humbling our hearts...staying before the throne of grace, until God accepts us.... There can not be salvation until people admit they are filthy and undone...it's not about the clothes you wear, or the church you go to - this is about surrendering to God.. calling on his Son Jesus and asking Jesus who is the Son of the living God..He is NOT God..He is the Son of the living God.. and when we do it God's way, He then will stamp His approval upon us by giving us the gift of the Holy Ghost.... People don't receive the gift of the Holy Ghost because people refuse to truly repent. Repentance is the ONLY way to find God and repentance starts on our knees - not in some church listening to lies and half truths from church doctrine.

 

Peter's comment on 2014-01-19 10:37:02:

i too am lucky to know about Acts 2;38 , how it is the real salvation message, how when you receive the Holy Spirit you straight away speak in tougues, i am really glad to have come accross this webpage about it, i am from the Rep of Ireland but live in Australia , visited there not long ago (Ireland) and saw the same thing as here in Australia, that most pentecostal churches now just give their hearts to Jesus, are there churches in Ireland that believe in Acts 2;38

 

Diamond's comment on 2014-01-14 00:41:33:

Acts 2:38 is the only way to be saved. Baptism in Jesus name AND receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost go hand in hand. You cannot go one without the other. Baptisim in the name of Jesus alone is the only way your sins are forgiven through water baptism. Baptism in the of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost will not wash away your sins. For the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are all titles meaning Jesus. He is the Father. He is the son. He is the Holy Spirit but his name is Jesus. The gift of the holy ghost can fall upon you by Gods anointing, or you can tarry (meaning to wait) which calling on the name of Jesus over and over and he answers you by filling you with his spirit. Speaking in tongues, a tongue you don't know and may never learn. It's not something you control, it's Jesus speaking thru you filling you with his spirit which is our own little piece of Jesus that will lead and guide us in th apolstolic way. I'm a living witness. It's real. He is real. He promises is the gift of the Holy Ghost. God keeps his promises.

 


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