Acts 16:31

“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they saide, Beleeue on the Lord Iesus Christ, and thou shalt be saued, and thy house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said, Have faith in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will have salvation.
- Basic English Bible

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
- Darby Bible

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
- Webster's Bible

Believe on the Lord Jesus, they replied, "and both you and your household will be saved."
- Weymouth Bible

They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."
- World English Bible

And thei seiden, Bileue thou in the Lord Jhesu, and thou schalt be saaf, and thin hous.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they said, `Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved -- thou and thy house;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:31


16:31 Thou shalt be saved and thy household - If ye believe. They did so, and were saved.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:31


Ac 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a heathen. Faith was the essential step. To Jews, on the day of Pentecost, already believing Peter's proposition, he said, in answer to the same question, "Repent and be baptized" (Ac 2:38); but the heathen jailer was not ready for this. Faith must first be wrought, and then that faith, leading to the acceptance of Christ, would save. His faith would save, because it would be the power that would lead him to follow Christ. And thy house. We learn from the next verse that "all that were in his house" could listen the "word of the Lord" (Ac 16:32), hence were not infants.

Discussion for Acts 16

  • Tahj D. Clements
    Amen. Obey and receive. If you believe on Him you will follow His commandments. You cannot just believe and be saved. The Apostles They who said this vers Knew that those who truly believe on Jesus's name will repent and follow the righteous way to The Father which Jesus taught. Read The book of Matthew chapter 5 for the information in what Jesus said and taught. I love you all. May The Good Lord bless you this day and forever as your walk in Him continues. Amen.-Tahj
  • Love for Truth
    Amen to Acts 16;30-31 also please pay attention to everything Jesus and his Apostles taught on believing EX: Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved v17 signs that follow believers speaking with new tongues as mentioned in Acts 2:4 they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and spake in other tongues that were new to them. Believers should receive the Holy Ghost John 7:39





  • Stephen
    AMEN, LadyA!!!!! I too believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!!!!!!!
  • LadyA
    I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
  • BSP
    In verses 6 through 10 Paul was urged to go to Macedonia. Paul followed the direction he received from God's holy spirit.
  • Irene123
    Acts 2:37, " ..... men and brethren, what must we do?" v. 38; Acts 16 30 - " ..... Sirs, what must I do to be saved"? v. 33 - "..... and was baptized, he and all his, straightway." Paul and Silas told him to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. To 'believe' is more than just 'mental' assent. Read Jas.1:22,23, 17,18, 20-22, 24-26. To believe is simply faith; to have faith is to believe.