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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

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.

 

A CAMPBELL's comment on 2014-01-07 21:49:31:

Its the only plan of salvation.Its all truth. I was born and raised catholic. Realized that it was nothing but lies. I asked God to direct me to the real church as I didn't have time to visit them all. he sent me an apostolic preacher. Since then I have studied the bible over and have not found a flaw in the apostolic doctrine.I have dedicated my life to passing out the plan of salvation to anyone I meet.If you don't have bible for what you belive your spinning your wheeles and you are gona get left behind.How can you overlook baptism ? don't you want your sins washed away. There is only one way to have your sins remitted. BAPTISM.In JESUS name Wake up my bro. and sisters. we are in the very last days. Ask your pastor his plan of salvation / you may be surprised at his answer. The sinners prayer don't cut it/ Just believing don't cut it/joining church don't cut it/caling him Jehovah don't cut it/ ACTS 2:38 IS THE ONLY ANSWER. praise JESUS

 

Tom's comment on 2013-12-30 23:44:19:

1 Cor 12:13 For by one Spirit (The Holy Spirit) are we all baptized into one Body (Body of Christ)..... The one Baptizing is [The Holy Spirit] The one Baptized [The Believer] What is he baptized into [The Body of Christ]
"For the remission of sins" means [because of the remission of sins] When you take medicine (for) a headache, is it in order (to get) a headache? Water Baptism necessary? Yes! In obedience to Christ {BECAUSE WE ARE SAVED} NOT TO BE Saved. What can wash away my sin??? Nothing but the blood of Jesus! Romans 10:9-13 2Cor 13:14 The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

 

Gj's comment on 2013-12-24 13:32:33:

Acts2:38 is part of what the church is built upon. In Matt.16:18-Jesus told Peter upon him He was going to build His church. Eph2:20-tells us that the church is built upon the foundation of the prophets and apostles. So whatever the apostles wrote in the Bible Jesus is backing it up, because He's the chief corner stone. I was born again by reading and believing Acts2:38. I repented, got baptized:fully immerged in the water in Jesus' name, not the titles Father, Son, and HolyGhost, and I sought the Lord for the HolyGhost and one night He gave it to me with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gave me the utterance. The HolyGhost is the Spirit of Christ and without it we are none of His Rom.8:9.

 

Machalle's comment on 2013-11-18 17:53:00:

Amen to the revelation of his name here o Israel the Lord Our God is One Lord

 

Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-10-29 07:00:00:

Wearing of clothes does not commend us to God. The Holy Spirit is given when we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and then we are baptized by fire in the Holy Spirit. John baptized with water, but Jesus told John ye will be baptized with fire. Have faith in God, for we are saved by grace, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, not of works less any one should boast.

 

Tara Cannon's comment on 2013-10-27 19:17:16:

I have a question, my soon to be twelve year old daughter who has been blessed by the gift of speaking in tounges went to church Friday night and spoke in tounges she was so excited ! The next day she was getting ready for her dad to pick her up and put on a pair of jeans . When she walked into the living room , her grandfather saw her and said, You won't have the holy ghost no more if you wear jeans! Is this true?

 

David Maher's comment on 2013-10-09 16:36:15:

If it is in the Bible, then it is true or the Apostles are deceiving all the people in the upper room. Jesus said that he would send the comforter, making the Holy Spirit subservient to him. That makes the name of Jesus the all in all "person" in the godhead bodily. Jesus even said do all things in his name.

 

Josh's comment on 2013-09-19 18:44:01:

Its easy to see how well all the verses harmonize together. Mark 16:16, He who believes and is baptized shall be saved... Acts 2:38 And Peter said unto them repent and be baptized everyoneof you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins..... Romans 6:1-6 says we are "Buried with him by baptism into death." But then you get to verses like Eph. 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith... That is excatly right. Faith leads us to repentance. We confess Christ because of our faith. Romans 10:9 Faith makes us do all these things. We are buried with him in baptism and raised THROUGH FAITH. Col 2:12

 

Joseph Gakura's comment on 2013-08-14 16:18:49:

In Jesus name,I baptize you in the name of the FATHER, SON and of the HOLLY SPIRIT, Amen.

 


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