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

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

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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