Acts 2:21

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shall come to passe, that whosoeuer shall call on the Name of the Lord, shalbe saued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'AND IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall be, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whoever makes his prayer to the Lord will have salvation.
- Basic English Bible

And it shall be that whosoever shall call upon the name of [the] Lord shall be saved.
- Darby Bible

And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
- Webster's Bible

and every one who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'
- Weymouth Bible

It will be, that whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
- World English Bible

And it schal be, ech man which euere schal clepe to help the name of the Lord, schal be saaf.
- Wycliffe Bible

and it shall be, every one -- whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, he shall be saved.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:21


2:21 But - whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord - This expression implies the whole of religion, and particularly prayer uttered in faith; shall be saved - From all those plagues; from sin and hell.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:21


Ac 2:21 Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord, etc. To turn to the Lord for salvation in his appointed way. It means far more than simply prayer. He who would call on the name of the Lord for salvation must do more than say, "Lord, Lord, open unto us" (Lu 13:25). He must hear and obey (Mt 7:21).

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Irene123
    Acts 2:4 - I've seen the question on here (on the comments back pgs.) - "I've tried to explain to my congregation that the holy ghost and the holy spirit are two separate things." I'm sure v. 4 is where they got this erroneous idea. Had Luke said, "..... as the ghost gave them utterance." it would have been ludicrous, as you can see. Isa. 1:18 - Come now, let us reason together ..... ".
  • Irene123
    Acts 18:2 says Aquila was from Pontus. I got curious, looked up Pontus. And the article reminded me there were people (Greeks, "strangers") present on the Day of Pentecost, Acts 2:9. It was during the Roman period that Christianity entered Pontus and near-by areas from the Roman 'dispersion'. God wanted His people to spread His word beyond Jerusalem, and this is how he did it.
  • Irene123
    To Nene - thank-you so much for your encouragement. We're walking with Him and He's revealed His truth to us and we have His strength, but - when people disparage us - it hurts; even people we'll never meet, have never seen. That must be the sorrow of His spirit in us ..... ? But I'm fine, going through a 'dry' spell, but I made contact real good with Jesus this a.m. I love you, Nene, in Jesus.
  • Nene
    Praise the Lord Irene 123...being a chosen vessel of God feels so good but I just wanted to comment you....you're doing a wonderful work for God online and I'm sure else where too cause there is so many need truth...we know it's only a few that are chosen because of the sincere heart and not justifying sin..so I will pray for you to keep doing what you feel lead to do for the kingdom. God Bless!!
  • Irene123
    The 4 gospels laid the foundation for the beginning of Jesus' church. The church began in Acts Ch. 2 with the first message by Peter, then the question, " ..... men and brethren, what shall we do?" Peter's answer, "Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift if the Holy Ghost."
    This is salvation.
  • Irene123
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, ...............yet knowing how way leads to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged ...... and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Acts 2:37-38