Acts 10:48

“And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee commanded them to be baptized in the Name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarie certaine dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave orders for them to have baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they kept him with them for some days.
- Basic English Bible

And he commanded them to be baptised in the name of the Lord. Then they begged him to stay some days.
- Darby Bible

And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they requested him to tarry certain days.
- Webster's Bible

And he directed that they should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they begged him to remain with them for a time.
- Weymouth Bible

He commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay some days.
- World English Bible

And he comaundide hem to be baptisid in the name of the Lord Jhesu Crist. Thanne thei preieden hym, that he schulde dwelle with hem sum daies.
- Wycliffe Bible

he commanded them also to be baptized in the name of the Lord; then they besought him to remain certain days.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 10:48


10:48 In the name of the Lord - Which implies the Father who anointed him, and the Spirit with which he was anointed to his office. But as the Gentiles had before believed in God the Father, and could not but now believe in the Holy Ghost, under whose powerful influence they were at this very time, there was the less need of taking notice, that they were baptized into the belief and profession of the sacred Three: though doubtless the apostle administered the ordinances in that very form which Christ himself had prescribed.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 10:48


Ac 10:48 Commanded them to be baptized. All who heard and upon whom the Holy Spirit fell. In the name of the Lord. In acknowledgment of his authority. All the baptisms of Acts are "in" his name, but "into" the names of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Discussion for Acts 10

  • Glen Stuart
    "In the name of Jesus" is the only way to approach God the Father. Jesus is the only mediator between God and man.
  • A disciple
    Thanks Chuck! Well said :) ! Talk to you soon.
  • A disciple
    Hi Chuck; YES! Amen! "For there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved." And as far as if Peter (being full of the Holy Ghost) was "mistaken;" that's simply nonsense! The part that I was trying to emphasize, is how the Lord Himself commanded to baptize in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; and that one DOES NOT negate the other! But BOTH ARE TRUE!
  • Chuck
    To disciple: another way to answer you is this: when I pray for a sick person, I pray in the name of Jesus as does everyone. When I give thanks over a meal, I say in the name of Jesus, as does everyone. And since Col3:17 says everything we do in word or deed , do all in the name of Jesus. That's what I mean when I say someone must be baptized in the name of Jesus. I hope this clarifies the issue.
  • Chuck
    To disciple; because Peter had been with Jesus, he knew the singular name to use in baptism. Peter wasn't mistaken when he commanded the Jews and Gentiles to be baptized in the name of Jesus. He did exactly what Jesus commanded him to do. He found the singular name that is above all names. The name Jesus instead of titles.
  • A disciple
    Hello Chuck; so what do you think that means, "In the Name of the Lord JESUS?" And without straining to falsely spiritualize, do you think it overrides what the Lord Himself said; "...In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost?"

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