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 for Acts 1:8

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 for Acts 1:8

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 on Acts 1:8
    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 !!!!
  • MT on Acts 1:8
    About 14years ago, I experienced the Holy Spirit not knowing the purpose of the Holy Spirit. Let me explain, I grew up a catholic, not reading the bible, and when the Holy Spirit came in a vision, I began speaking in tongues. I knew it was God and his language. I have always loved and believed in Jesus. Throughout that time, I felt God had greater things for me. So, I began to search for the TRUTH, the word of God. I have never heard that people could speak in tongues nor did I think it existed. Because of my lack of knowledge, I began to read the bible. I have then repented and was baptized, full submersion, in the name of Jesus and was able to receive the Holy Spirit again. I also felt that God wanted me to be in a church that fosters the Holy Spirit. Why? Put it this way... if your thirsty you 'll go where there 's water. Thank you Lord for your blessings!
  • Albert - in Reply on Acts 1:8
    I am so blessed by your testimony. I, too, experienced the infilling of the HolyGhost and the baptism in water in the name of Jesus. It is a wonderful experience for all who thirst for righteousness; the Bible promises that they will be filled. I encourage all believers to ask God to fill them with the HolyGhost. The HolyGhost is the Spirit of God; The HolyGhost is Spirit of Truth. He will lead you, direct you, and empower you for service. You cannot be an effective witness without the HolyGhost. You receive power from God. The power to live holy, sanctified(set apart for service), the power to cast out devils, the power to lay hands on the sick, and watch them recover. When the HolyGhost comes, a person will speak with other tongues. It has happened to me and I have witnessed it happen to others. The HolyGhost is real.
  • Cj Babia on Acts 1:8
    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 on Acts 1:8
    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 on Acts 1:8
    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 on Acts 1:8
    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.
  • Evang. George neinqq on Acts 1:8
    Any room store with treasures can not be let open, without locking it,power is God 's hidden treasure sent to believers, and it can only be open by one key,which is the Holy Ghost , that is why God gather the apostles in acts chapter 2 and impact them with the Holy Ghost and after them, this room was open Peter John were fruitful in chapter 3,4,5.........bcos d door of dis power was open.......
  • Nomthandazo on Acts 1:8
    What is the secret of praying in tongues i have been longing for years now nothing is happening
  • Albert - in Reply on Acts 1:8
    First, have you received the HolyGhost since you have believed? If you have received the HolyGhost and you desire to pray in tongues. Then, ask God to give you the gift of tongues. God will answer your prayer. I received the Holy Spirit while I was a teenager. I spoke in tongues at the initial infilling of the HolyGhost but I did not have the gift of tongues. Then, God blessed me to speak in tongues because I asked him to allow me to pray in tongues. God answered my prayer. I desired to know what I was saying while I was communing in the spirit. My spirit was being refreshed, but I did not know what I was saying to God. I asked to give me the interpretation of tongues, and guess what? He did. Interpretation does not mean translation. It means I know what was being said in tongues. If you desire, this gift, God will give it to you. I just want to make sure that you have been filled with the HolyGhost. If you received the HolyGhost by the evidence of speaking with other tongues, God will grant you the ability to speak with other tongues when you pray. It happens to me every time I pray, God will do the same for you.


 

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