Acts 1:8

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But ye shall receiue power after that the holy Ghost is come vpon you, and ye shall be witnesses vnto me, both in Hierusalem, and in all Iudea, and in Samaria, and vnto the vttermost part of the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you will have power, when the Holy Spirit has come on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judaea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

but ye will receive power, the Holy Spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
- Darby Bible

But ye shall receive power after the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses to me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.
- Webster's Bible

and yet you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria and to the remotest parts of the earth."
- Weymouth Bible

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth."
- World English Bible

but ye schulen take the vertu of the Hooli Goost comynge fro aboue in to you, and ye schulen be my witnessis in Jerusalem, and in al Judee, and Samarie, and to the vtmeste of the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

but ye shall receive power at the coming of the Holy Spirit upon you, and ye shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the end of the earth.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 1:8


1:8 But ye shall receive power - and shall be witnesses to me - That is, ye shall be empowered to witness my Gospel, both by your preaching and suffering.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 1:8


Ac 1:8 Ye shall receive power. Not temporal power, such as they dreamed of, but spiritual and moral power. Ye shall be witnesses to me. Testify of him of their personal knowledge. They all knew personally of his life, his miracles, his death, his resurrection, and the Great Commission. There could be no mistake. Their witness is true, unless they were deceivers. In Jerusalem. First, in the headquarters of Judaism, the capital of their own country, the place where the Lord was crucified; then in an ever-widening circle from that center; in Judea, then in Samaria, then to the uttermost parts of the earth. This order was followed exactly. It should always be followed in our efforts to evangelize the world.

Discussion for Acts 1:8

  • MockingBird for verse 8
    Jesus upholds all things by the word of His power. Tarry in Jerusalem until you be endued with power from on high. God is not going to give Holy Spirit to those who reject Him . Or to any one that will waste His goods !!!!
  • Tobechukwu Nwamaradi for verse 8
    But ye shall receive power, note the word "receive " which means we can reject. when we receive Him, he gives us power to execute Christ 's commission, including preaching the gospel, marching upon serpents and scorpions, healing the sick, raising the dead etc. these things can 't be done without power but not the power of man.
  • Cj Babia for verse 8
    He is the 3rd personal of God. As a Christian be lead and guid by the Holy Spirit. We need your anointing Come with power
  • Yvan kanyandekwe for verse 8
    The Holy Spirit is not power ,but He is God Acts5 3,4,9 and the Giver of power.When you receive The Holy Ghost,He gives you power.
  • Bro Ojo Victor for verse 8
    The power and zeal to witness is to be endue by the Holy spirit. It takes away fear and fill us with Faith, confidence with confirmation of signs and wonders.
  • Ebenezer for verse 8
    De verse 8 simply talks about receiving power after the Holy Ghost has come upon you, so as to be a qualified candidate to preach the word of God to others. Thus, if anyone do not believe in the existence of the Holy Ghost I do not think dat fellow is qualified enough to preach to others about the gospel.