Acts 19:2

“He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He said vnto them, Haue ye receiued the holy Ghost since yee beleeued? And they saide vnto him, Wee haue not so much as heard whether there be any holy Ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? And they {said} to him, "No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he said unto them, Did ye receive the Holy Spirit when ye believed? And they `said' unto him, Nay, we did not so much as hear whether the Holy Spirit was `given'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Did you get the Holy Spirit when you had faith? And they said to him, No, we have had no knowledge of the Holy Spirit.
- Basic English Bible

he said to them, Did ye receive [the] Holy Spirit when ye had believed? And they [said] to him, We did not even hear if [the] Holy Spirit was [come].
- Darby Bible

He said to them, Have ye received the Holy Spirit since ye believed? And they said to him, We have not so much as heard whether there is any Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you first believed? he asked them. "No," they replied, "we did not even hear that there is a Holy Spirit."
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They said to him, "No, we haven't even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, Whethir ye that bileuen han resseyued the Hooli Goost? And thei seiden to hym, But nether `han we herd, if the Hooli Goost is.
- Wycliffe Bible

he said unto them, `The Holy Spirit did ye receive -- having believed?' and they said unto him, `But we did not even hear whether there is any Holy Spirit;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 19:2


19:2 Have ye received the Holy Ghost? - The extraordinary gifts of the Spirit, as well as his sanctifying graces? We have not so much as heard - Whether there be any such gifts.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 19:2


Ac 19:2 Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? This question is asked in order to lead their way to a knowledge of their imperfect obedience. We have not so much as heard whteher there be any Holy Ghost. The Revised Version states: "Nay, we did not so much as heard whether the Holy Ghost was [given]". They had heard of the Holy Spirit; John always spoke of Christ as one who should bestow it (Joh 1:33), but they had heard nothing of the scenes of Pentecost and the descent of the Spirit. It must not be forgotten that they lived nearly a thousand miles from Jerusalem, in an age when each part of the world knew little of what transpired elsewhere.

Discussion for Acts 19

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Ephesians were initially blind to the gospel, preferring instead, their goddess Diana. God used the town clerk to appease the crowd in the concourse spoiling for a fight. At the end of the day, hearts were won for Christ in Ephesus. We need to stand firm in our faith and keep spreading God's Word regardless of inclement circumstances. God is there to protect. Holy Spirit is there to guide.
  • Ray321
    Acts 19:6 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. Apollo and some of the Disciples could not get the Holy Spirit to come about them, so Paul made it happen with his strong Faith. Paul was getting stronger in the Lord. The Chosen one from Jesus.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 19:27 SO THAT NOT ONLY THIS OUR CRAFT IS IN DANGER TO BE SET AT NOUGHT BUT ALSO THE TEMPLE OF THE GREAT GODDESS DIANA SHOULD BE DESPISED AND HER MAGNIFICENCE SHOULD BE DESTROYED WHOM ALL ASIA AND THE WORLD WORSHIPPETH
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 19:19 MANY OF THEM ALSO WHICH USED CURIOUS ARTS BROUGHT THEIR BOOKS TOGETHER AND BURNED THEM BEFORE ALL MEN AND THEY COUNTED THE PRICE OF THEM AND FOUND IT FIFTY THOUSAND PIECES OF SILVER **** 19:20 SO MIGHTILY GREW THE WORD OF GOD AND PREVAILED**** EPHESIANS 2:9 NOT BY WORKS LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST
  • Loïs
    It has impressed me. Praise the Lord
  • BSP
    Demetrius didn't care about true worship, he was concerned with how the Christian teaching would affect his money.

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