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

  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints Thank Lord for your Word that is not confusing.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God, not being One of confusion, showed Peter and Cornelius, similar visions at different times and in different locations. He brought the two together and there was a mighty outpouring of the Holy Ghost, followed by water baptism. A lesson here is the power of fasting- both Cornelius and Peter were fasting when they had their visions. A second lesson is to be able to heed God's Word.
  • Ray321
    Acts 10 :13-14 13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter kill, and eat. 14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. Now Peter is used to following the Old Testament Law. But God is making changes in the book of Act's. God told Peter that he can now eat meat. The book of Act's in a transitional Book, there are many changes happening.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Disciple: Jesus already fulfilled the law. He died and arose again from the dead. You are out of context. Luke 24:44] And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
  • A disciple
    Ray; Jesus didn't come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; but to accomplish! There is nothing in the New Testament to indicate that there was a different Moshiach or a new religion; like many purport. But what we learn from ALL the Apostles, is that "this same Jesus whom I preach to you IS Christ." Remember when the Lord walked with the two disciples to Emmaus in Luke 24? He expounded all of it!
  • Ray321
    Acts 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter kill, and eat. Peter was stuck in the Old Testament teaching of the Messiah. This is where Paul starts to take over later in the chapters. Paul will heal more others and have the Holy Ghost longer. There is a reason for that, only God knows.

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