Acts 2:37

“Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said vnto Peter, and to the rest of the Apostles, Men and brethren, What shall we doe?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when they heard {this,} they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now when they heard `this,' they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when these words came to their ears their hearts were troubled, and they said to Peter and the other Apostles, Brothers, what are we to do?
- Basic English Bible

And having heard [it] they were pricked in heart, and said to Peter and the other apostles, What shall we do, brethren?
- Darby Bible

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men, brethren, what shall we do?
- Webster's Bible

Stung to the heart by these words, they said to Peter and the rest of the Apostles, "Brethren, what are we to do?"
- Weymouth Bible

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"
- World English Bible

Whanne thei herden these thingis, thei weren compunct in herte; and thei seiden to Petre and othere apostlis, Britheren, what schulen we do?
- Wycliffe Bible

And having heard, they were pricked to the heart; they say also to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles, `What shall we do, men, brethren?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:37


2:37 They said to the apostles, Brethren - They did not style them so before.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:37


Ac 2:37 When they heard [this]. The conclusion, supported by such convincing demonstration. Before Peter began to speak they did not understand the signs; but now it was clear to them that they had rejected and crucified the Lord. Pricked in their heart. Convicted of their sins, and pierced with sorrow. They believed Peter's affirmation; their faith revealed their sin in rejecting Christ. Overwhelmed with sorrow, they ask, What shall we do? Is there any way that such sinners can be pardoned?

Discussion for Acts 2

  • David ramirez [email protected]
    Baptism is one step closer to getting into heaven the next step is speaking in other tongues wish only god well understands you are baptized with the holy ghost 1Corinthians14 "For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him." also you would have to start living a holy life to take care of your body because it is gods temple. 1Corth619
  • Anne
    Thank God for the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show us things to come.
    (John 16:13)
  • Iwillgo
    baptism is FOR one thing only REMISSION OF SINS. this is the last step to becoming a CHRISTIAN.
  • Chuck
    Remember the question that was asked of Peter. What must we do? Peter told the people what they must do:acts2:38 and who else should dothis:acts2:39
  • Ray321
    Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, Before Stephen got stone, Jesus was standing to come down from Heaven, but when Stephen died, Jesus sat back down. There was a reason for Jesus for standing. The Mystery
  • Ray321
    Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel The Apostles thought they were on the last days. Joel 1:15 15 Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. The Apostle knew the day of the Lord was near. They were living it , but something stops all that, in chapter 7, the stoning of Stephen. Jews rejected Christ.

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