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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

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.

 

Baptism's comment on 2014-10-01 01:43:43:

Water baptism will not save you though u are baptised in the name of Jesus. It is belief and repentance. let us not promote salvation by baptism a false meanse of getting into heaven.First comes being born again second baptism. it is an outward expression of the inward change. It is public declaration of what alreadytook place spiritually in a person 's. life

 

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

 


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