Acts 11:15

“And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 11:15

And as I began to speake, the holy Ghost fell on them, as on vs at the beginning.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as {He did} upon us at the beginning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, even as on us at the beginning.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And, while I was talking to them, the Holy Spirit came on them, as on us at first.
- Basic English Bible

And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them even as upon us also at the beginning.
- Darby Bible

And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, as on us at the beginning.
- Webster's Bible

And, said Peter, "no sooner had I begun to speak than the Holy Spirit fell upon them, just as He fell upon us at the first.
- Weymouth Bible

As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, even as on us at the beginning.
- World English Bible

And whanne Y hadde bigunnun to speke, the Hooli Goost felle on hem, as in to vs in the bigynnyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And in my beginning to speak, the Holy Spirit did fall upon them, even as also upon us in the beginning,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 11:15

Wesley's Notes for Acts 11:15


11:14 Saved - With the full Christian salvation, in this world and the world to come.

11:17 To us, when we believed - The sense is, because we believed, not because we were circumcised, was the Holy Ghost given to us. What was I - A mere instrument in God's hand. They had inquired only concerning his eating with the Gentiles. He satisfies them likewise concerning his baptizing them, and shows that he had done right in going to Cornelius, not only by the command of God, but also by the event, the descent of the Holy Ghost. And who are we that we should withstand God? Particularly by laying down rules of Christian communion which exclude any whom he has admitted into the Church of the first born, from worshipping God together. O that all Church governors would consider how bold an usurpation this is on the authority of the supreme Lord of the Church! O that the sin of thus withstanding God may not be laid to the charge of those, who perhaps with a good intention, but in an over fondness for their own forms, have done it, and are continually doing it.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 11:15


Ac 11:15 As on us at the beginning. Note that Peter compares the outpouring on the Gentiles with that of the day of Pentecost. He calls both instances "baptisms of the Holy Spirit". Miraculous signs accompanied each instance. Have we a right to speak of a baptism of the Holy Spirit without such signs? The gift of the Holy Spirit with its fruit (Ga 5:22,23) is promised to every obedient believer, but the baptism of the Holy Spirit seems to have been extraordinary and special. Note also that Peter calls the Day of Pentecost "the Beginning". The Beginning of what? Of the preaching of the New Covenant, of the Great Commission, of the conditions of the gospel under the reign of the exalted King and Savior, of the church of Christ on earth.

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