Acts 10:45

“And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they of the circumcision which beleeued, were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was powred out the gift of the holy Ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they of the circumcision that believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Jews of the faith, who had come with Peter, were full of wonder, because the Holy Spirit was given to the Gentiles,
- Basic English Bible

And the faithful of the circumcision were astonished, as many as came with Peter, that upon the nations also the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out:
- Darby Bible

And they of the circumcision who believed, were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

And all the Jewish believers who had come with Peter were astonished that on the Gentiles also the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out.
- Weymouth Bible

They of the circumcision who believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was also poured out on the Gentiles.
- World English Bible

And the feithful men of circumcisioun, that camen with Petre, wondriden, that also in to naciouns the grace of the Hooli Goost is sched out.
- Wycliffe Bible

and those of the circumcision believing were astonished -- as many as came with Peter -- because also upon the nations the gift of the Holy Spirit hath been poured out,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 10:45


10:45 The believers of the circumcision - The believing Jews.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 10:45


Ac 10:45 They of the circumcision. The Jews who went with Peter. They were astonished that the Holy Spirit should fall on Gentiles. This miraculous outpouring was extraordinary, and the object is plain, viz: to convince Peter and his fellow Jews that God had accepted the Gentiles; the same reason for which Peter's vision had been given. This is the only instance recorded of the Spirit falling on unbaptized persons. This exception is made to convince the Jewish Christians that uncircumcised Gentiles were fit subjects of baptism. Peter had to recall this fact in order to convince the church at Jerusalem that he had done right (Ac 11:2,3,15). As on Pentecost the Holy Spirit fell on Jews, so now when Gentiles receive the Gospel they are baptized with the Holy Spirit (Ac 11:15,16).

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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