Acts 5:32

“And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And we are his witnesses of these things, and so is also the holy Ghost, whom God hath giuen to them that obey him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And we are witnesses of these things; and {so is} the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And we are witnesses of these things; and `so is' the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And we are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who keep his laws.
- Basic English Bible

And *we* are [his] witnesses of these things, and the Holy Spirit also, which God has given to those that obey him.
- Darby Bible

And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
- Webster's Bible

And we--and the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him--are witnesses as to these things."
- Weymouth Bible

We are His witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."
- World English Bible

And we ben witnessis of these wordis, and the Hooli Goost, whom God yaf to alle obeischinge to him.
- Wycliffe Bible

and we are His witnesses of these sayings, and the Holy Spirit also, whom God gave to those obeying him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:32


5:32 And also the Holy Ghost - A much greater witness.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:32


Ac 5:32 Given to them that obey Him. The Holy Spirit is given only to those who have submitted to the Lord (Ac 2:28 Joh 7:38,39). It dwells only in the obedient heart.

Discussion for Acts 5:32

  • BManuel for verse 32
    Obedience begins from a faith filled heart, a faith filled person. "So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God." People involved in the murder of Jesus Christ on the cross believed and they sought to obey the Lord. They realized the horrible act they were guilty of and they did not want to die in their sins and be separated from the presence of God forever. ". . . Men and brethren what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For this promise is unto you, and your children, and to all that are afar off,even as many as the Lord our God shall call." Those who heeded the gospel call believed and obeyed and received. Time and distance were not excepted, but included in the expression "all that are afar off." Then obedience is to be continued all the way to the end. It is not an impulsive now and then belief and obedience, but a continuous belief and obedience to the teachings of the New Testament. Not happy? Not satisfied with life? Feeling empty? Feeling shame and guilt? Feeling destroyed by something or someone? Try believing in and obeying Jesus Christ. Try it on and keep it up, on and on and on.
  • Tim Hunt for verse 32
    God our father in heaven, gives those who obey him,keep the law of God ( the ten commandments)gives us his sprit so that we can witness and preach the future coming KINGDOM of GOD.

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