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

  • Roger W
    To me this proves that we are saved by grace through faith as Paul said,because they were filled with the Holy Spirit before being baptized in water.
  • James Johnson
    A Pentecost for gentiles look at ch.2:38 their are no gentiles. But these received the Spirit as Peter was preaching. And Peter knew God was not a respecter of persons.Thank God all that believe on the Lord Jesus Christ can be saved.These were baptized after they were saved not to be saved but because they were saved. "For ye are saved by grace thru faith not of works least any man should boast."
  • Jenny
    I just think Acts is amazing
  • Matt
    The subject matter is about salvation for the Gentile races (6th day mankind and other non Israelites). Cornelius was an Italian; Peter was an Israelite. The unclean beasts/food symbolized the Gentile races, and the 4 cornered sheet meant all over the world. Anyone that believes on The Lord Jesus Christ is accepted by Him. That means even a Kenite can be saved, too, if they repent and believe.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 10:34 THEN PETER OPENED HIS MOUTH AND SAID OF A TRUTH I PERCEIVE THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS 35 BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM ROMANS 6:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGTEOUSNESS
  • Irene123
    Vs,13-16; this was a vision. It had to do with the apostles including the Gentiles along with their fellow Jews in witnessing of Jesus and His salvation. It had nothing to do with literal eating food. Peter may have actually consumed food the next a.m., but THAT is not germane to salvation - AT ALL.

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