Acts 10:38

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How God anointed Iesus of Nazareth with the holy Ghost, and with power, who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the deuill: for God was with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{You know of} Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and {how} He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`even' Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

About Jesus of Nazareth, how God gave the Holy Spirit to him, with power: and how he went about doing good and making well all who were troubled by evil spirits, for God was with him.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus who [was] of Nazareth: how God anointed him with [the] Holy Spirit and with power; who went through [all quarters] doing good, and healing all that were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
- Darby Bible

That God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed by the devil; for God was with him.
- Webster's Bible

It tells how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, so that He went about everywhere doing acts of kindness, and curing all who were being continually oppressed by the Devil--for God was with Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
- World English Bible

hou God anoyntide hym with the Hooli Goost, and vertu; which passide forth in doynge wel, and heelynge alle men oppressid of the deuel, for God was with hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus who [is] from Nazareth -- how God did anoint him with the Holy Spirit and power; who went through, doing good, and healing all those oppressed by the devil, because God was with him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 10:38


10:38 How God anointed Jesus - Particularly at his baptism, thereby inaugurating him to his office: with the Holy Ghost and with power - It is worthy our remark, that frequently when the Holy Ghost is mentioned there is added a word particularly adapted to the present circumstance. So the deacons were to be full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, #Acts 6:3|. Barnabas was full of the Holy Ghost and faith, #Acts 11:24|. The disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost, #Acts 13:52|. And here, where his mighty works are mentioned, Christ himself is said to be anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power. For God was with him - He speaks sparingly here of the majesty of Christ, as considering the state of his hearers.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 10:38


Ac 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth. At his baptism, and made him "the Anointed" (Mt 3:16,17 Mr 1:10,11 Lu 3:21,22). He gives a condensed summary of the ministry of Jesus. Luke has only preserved the substance of what Peter said.

Discussion for Acts 10

  • A disciple
    Irene; good morning! Psalm 68:21 "But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses." In that magnificent Psalm Song of David, is prophesied the great Day of the LORD the KING; when God arises, and them that hate Him flee before Him. In it also is described the mysteries of the gifts of the Spirit that Jesus gave to us from on high.
  • Irene123
    Disciple - "God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of .....; where does one find this scripture?
  • A dsiciple
    AMEN BROTHER!!! So very good to read these words of truth! We are not what we used to be! Jesus said, "NOW YOU ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU." If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (new creation); old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. God shall wound the head of His enemies, and the hairy scalp of such a one who goes on still in their sins.
  • Joseph Hackney
    I HEAR SO MANY PEOPLE INCLUDING PASTOR'S WHO WILL CALL THEMSELVES "A SINNER SAVED BY GRACE"...... IM NO LONGER A SINNER. GOD HAS WASHED ME CLEAN AND MADE ME A NEW CREATION. THE CORRECT WAY TO SAY IT SHOULD BE " I "WAS" A SINNER WHO WAS SAVED BY GRACE. THIS ALSO CAN INCLUDE FORMER ADDICTS.. AN ADDICT WHO HAS BEEN DELIVERED ISN'T A "RECOVERING" ADDICT, TO SAY "RECOVERING" IS TO SAY THEY ARE STILL
  • Evangelist Evelyn Esike
    God desire the salvation of all men that believed and fear the Lord .God love and favour those who truely repent of their sin and live a righteous life irrespective of tribe or nation. Peter vision is all about salvation , God is no respecter of person know what God has said and What God is saying. Obey the voice of God at all times trusting and believing what he comanded.Cornelius was an Italian.
  • Evangelist Evelyn Esike
    God is no respectance of person, Nation or groups. know what God has said and what God is saying. Be obedient to God commands.

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