Acts 10:47

“Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Can any man forbid water, that these should not bee baptized, which haue receiued the holy Ghost, as well as wee?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we {did,} can he?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Can any man forbid the water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Will any man say that these may not have baptism who have been given the Holy Spirit as we have?
- Basic English Bible

Can any one forbid water that these should not be baptised, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also [did]?
- Darby Bible

Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?
- Webster's Bible

Can any one forbid the use of water, and object to these persons being baptized--men who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?
- Weymouth Bible

Can any man forbid the water, that these who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we should not be baptized?
- World English Bible

Thanne Petre answeride, Whether ony man may forbede watir, that these ben not baptisid, that han also resseyued the Hooli Goost as we?
- Wycliffe Bible

Then answered Peter, `The water is any one able to forbid, that these may not be baptized, who the Holy Spirit did receive -- even as also we?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 10:47


10:47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Ghost? - He does not say they have the baptism of the Spirit; therefore they do not need baptism with water. But just the contrary: if they have received the Spirit, then baptize them with water. How easily is this question decided, if we will take the word of God for our rule! Either men have received the Holy Ghost or not. If they have not, Repent, saith God, and be baptized, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. If they have, if they are already baptized with the Holy Ghost, then who can forbid water?


People's Bible Notes for Acts 10:47


Ac 10:47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized? Peter's scruples were overcome. He was now satisfied that the gospel was for Gentiles as well as Jews. God had made no difference in the baptism of the Holy Spirit. He asks his Jewish brethren if any man can give a reason why they should not be baptized. Wesley says: ``How easily is the question decided if we take the word of God for our rule. Either men have received the Holy Spirit, or not. If they have not, then "Repent", saith God, "and be baptized, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Ac 2:38). If they have been baptized with the Holy Spirit, then "who can forbid water"?''

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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