Acts 4:31

“ And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together, and they were all filled with the holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldnesse.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
- King James Version

And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and {began} to speak the word of God with boldness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken wherein they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when their prayer was ended, the place where they were was violently moved, and they all became full of the Holy Spirit, preaching the word of God without fear.
- Basic English Bible

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke the word of God with boldness.
- Darby Bible

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
- Webster's Bible

When they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled shook, and they were, one and all, filled with the Holy Spirit, and proceeded to tell God's Message with boldness.
- Weymouth Bible

When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
- World English Bible

And whanne thei hadden preyed, the place was moued, in which thei weren gaderid; and alle weren fillid with the Hooli Goost, and spaken the word of God with trist.
- Wycliffe Bible

And they having prayed, the place was shaken in which they were gathered together, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and were speaking the word of God with freedom,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 4:31


4:31 They were all filled - Afresh; and spake the word with boldness - So their petition was granted.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 4:31


Ac 4:31 The place was shaken. As a sensible evidence that their prayer was granted, and then they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, as on Pentecost, so inspired that all fear was shaken off.

Discussion for Acts 4

  • Barbara
    KJ version is only translation that uses the phrase Acts 4:30 By the Name of Jesus not through the Name of Jesus. This gives two different meanings to me. Am I missing something here or am I misunderstanding
  • BSP
    Verse 13~They were outspoken because they had the holy spirit which gave them the boldness to be fearlessly outspoken.
  • Lilian
    There are no other name given under the heaven its only Jesus Its only Jesus died on the cross and shed his blood for us so that you and me will be saved the stone has turn away and this is symbolises that Jesus resurrection and was raised from the dead thanks to your blood Lord Jesus my Jehova Shalom
  • BSP
    Verse 12- there is no salvation in anyone else but Jesus and their is no other true path to follow.
  • BSP
    Verse 3~Persecution arose soon after holy spirit was poured out. Satan uses his earthly agents to try and stop the progress of the true Christian congregation.
  • Freddieo
    I remember my baptism at 20 years old. It truly was an unforgettable experience. The p0wer of the holy ghost can truly have an immediate impact upon you. I like to compare it to hitting a home run. I pray that same power would continue with me forever, and the Love of Jesus and the power of the holy ghost. Peter, like me, started out good, he did deny Christ. This is the journey that is ahead.

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