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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

Butch Guillotte's comment on 2015-07-23 01:11:40:

Search the scriptures for in them u think u have salvation. Faith without works are dead. Jesus said, hehaye that Believeth on me as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water, this spake he of the Holy Ghost Acts 2:38 Peter obeyed, Jesus in Luke 24:45-49. I pray God open your understanding. Acts 8:15-16, acts 10: 43-47, acts 19:1-6, 16:33. They risked there lives to be baptized- acts 19, they were rebaptized. It is Gods pattern, Wash at the laver that u die not.

 

Jonathan's comment on 2015-07-09 01:14:40:

Baptism requires the work of a mortal man. Salvation does not come from any works. It comes by calling on the name of the Lord. We are saved by grace, thru faith, not of works lest any man should boast. Jesus ' blood is all that was required for the atonement of our sins. If we believe in Jesus, repent of our sins and ask him to save us, that is all that is required for salvation. Baptism is an important thing to show that we have changed and are now a child of God but it has nothing to do with receiving the gift of salvation.

 

Kristopher Meyer's comment on 2015-06-29 21:29:59:

The Bible clearly says unless ye be born again of Water and of spirit... Ye shall NOT enter into the kingdom. Why did anyone that was not baptized in the name of Jesus Christ go back and get rebaptized in the name of Jesus. If it 's not important why did Jesus do it himself. Moses didn 't think the small things were important either and hit the rock instead of speaking to it and for his disobedience he would never enter into the promise land. God is very literal and expects us to obey. When we do it out way we get punished.

 

Born Again 1pet1:23-25's comment on 2015-06-24 17:32:10:

care of my brother STEPHEN HOOPERS The reason people do not like Acts 2:38,is it donot agree with the doctrine of the Trinity.There is no record of water baptism in the titles or trinity in the word of God.After Jesus rose from the dead,he spoke to the Apostles for forty days,he told them to baptize in the father,and the son,and the holy ghost.The apostles went forth and baptized in the name of jesus.Either jesus is the name of the father,and of the son,and of the holy ghost,or the apostles did not obey what jesus commanded them to do.I believe the apostles were right,they were guided by the holy spirit.I thank God for this truth.God bless apostles Knew THE NAME of this FATHER,SON,HOLY GHOST its not "baptize in the father, and the son and the holy ghost " it should be Baptizing them " "IN THE NAME " " ' singular this is you pastor brother mentor what is you name Stephen Hoopers mathew 28:19 go ye therefore, and teach all nations, Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost NAME is singular baptizing them " "INTHE NAME " " " "who 's name? " of the FATHER of course who is that Father is the FATHER is a name or a tittle and of the " SON " is the SON is name or a tittle and of the "HOLY GHOST " is the HOLY GHOST is a name or tittle Acts 2:38 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 received the gift of HOLY GHOST.

 

Lee's comment on 2015-04-25 19:11:25:

Shocking that any man would say the Father of all creation is a person human being ! He certainly manifested Himself quite well in the person of Jesus Christ, as well as many other ways and the Holy Spirit God is a Spirit of the Eternal Father of All has been at work on this earth since the onset of creation. He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent...no man can split Him up into separate parts!!! Pray about this as you read the entire Bible again and again and again!! God bless! OL

 

James Griffin's comment on 2015-04-24 12:57:04:

Mark 16:16 He believes AND IS baptized shal be saved.

 

Derick Perry's comment on 2015-03-09 21:58:53:

A person can not be saved without being filled with the holy ghost and there is no other name given by which we must be saved Jesus the name Jesus is god and god all by himself . Now baptism in Jesus name gives you this promise and god is not slack concerning his promises. Here 's another secret though its all about your heart and where u are concerning repentance the holy ghost is not given just because you are baptized in Jesus name its given when you truly want it and you break down sorrowfully humbly realizing your desperate need for Jesus to save your soul this can happen with out baptism look at john and the thief on the cross the lord can and will save who he so chooses and who humbly seeks him above and beyond all things although without his name there is no power and there is no promise it is a lot less likely for you to come into the truth and truly accept Jesus the name the one lord and the one baptism

 

Rudy Moreno's comment on 2015-03-09 01:52:28:

In Acts 2:39 it explains that a person has to be "called " by the Lord JESUS our GOD , to receive this truth ! ..

 

Matthew's comment on 2015-01-31 14:41:38:

The name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is Jesus Christ! He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!

 

Stephen Hooper's comment on 2015-01-21 09:35:21:

The reason people do not like Acts 2:38,is it donot agree with the doctrine of the Trinity.There is no record of water baptism in the titles or trinity in the word of God.After Jesus rose from the dead,he spoke to the Apostles for forty days,he told them to baptize in the father,and the son,and the holy ghost.The apostles went forth and baptized in the name of jesus.Either jesus is the name of the father,and of the son,and of the holy ghost,or the apostles did not obey what jesus commanded them to do.I believe the apostles were right,they were guided by the holy spirit.I thank God for this truth.God bless

 

Stephen Hooper's comment on 2015-01-21 09:34:50:

The reason people do not like Acts 2:38,is it donot agree with the doctrine of the Trinity.There is no record of water baptism in the titles or trinity in the word of God.After Jesus rose from the dead,he spoke to the Apostles for forty days,he told them to baptize in the father,and the son,and the holy ghost.The apostles went forth and baptized in the name of jesus.Either jesus is the name of the father,and of the son,and of the holy ghost,or the apostles did not obey what jesus commanded them to do.I believe the apostles were right,they were guided by the holy spirit.I thank God for this truth.God bless

 

Trent's comment on 2014-12-25 12:46:16:

The book of Hebrews explains what it means to obey the gospel which is Christ 's death burial and resurrection. Please read it. It is very clear that baptism is how we put on Christ. It is not a work but is an act of obedience.

 

M Shipton's comment on 2014-12-12 05:28:33:

I was raised in a non apostolic church and followed Romans 10 9 8 fully believing this doctrine but after repenting numerous times I stil knew I was not saved. Most people believe in God but do they truly seek him or believe others. Isaiah 28 9 11 teaches that we must view the entire bible abd that God will speak through us with new tonhues but many wont see. I praise Jesus for allowing me find salvation through obeying Acts 2 38 and pray in his name that others will also find him and notice that in Romans 6 the church had followed the Acts doctrine and where alreadt saved.

 

Mario's comment on 2014-12-08 22:57:45:

Now The Question Was "Men And Brethren, What Shall We Do ? " Peter 's Answer Was Clear And Said "Repent, and be Baptized In The Name of Jesus Christ for the remission Of Sins, and Ye Shal Receive the gift Of The holy ghost " The Answer Is Clear . Another Thing I Would Like To Comment On Is This Matthew 28 19 "Go ye Therefore, and teach all nations baptizing them in the Name "not names " Of The Father , and of the son and of the holy ghost " What Is The Name Of the Father ? Jesus What Is the Name Of The Son Jesus And What Is The Name Of The Holy Ghost ? Jesus. In The Name Of Jesus Christ . One More Thing We Where Created In God 's Image ... Now When I Look In The Mirror I Only See One Not Three . One God And His Name Is Jesus Christ .

 

Joe's comment on 2014-12-04 21:05:10:

Acts 2 38 does not say that baptism will save your soul..there are not different ways of salvation. In the Old and New testament times it has always been by Faith .. and since Baptism is a work something we do ,, we ARE NOT saved by works ..a work robs God of his Glory ,, God would owe us salvation if it was by Baptism .

 

Rev Rob's comment on 2014-11-28 06:16:11:

This passage of scripture is for believers who walk by faith ,

 

Tom-Jack's comment on 2014-11-11 13:51:44:

The Trinity is composed of three personages God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. When one of Them is out front doing something the other two are involved in it in some way.

 

Kevin's comment on 2014-10-10 21:25:10:

In the name of Jesus Christ in the baptized no trinity. One God One Lord

 

Gordon Seawood's comment on 2014-10-08 21:36:01:

When Peter spoke those words he was referring to the authority of Jesus the Christ who authorized baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. When the Roman soldiers would come they would declare that they had come in the name of Ceasar. In his authority. This is how they talked in those times. Put yourself in Peter 's shoes hiring the time of his life.

 

Steve Self's comment on 2014-10-03 04:00:33:

jesus christ is the name of the father son and holy spirit.

 


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