Acts 8:12

“But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But when they beleeued Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdome of God, and the Name of Iesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when they believed Philip preaching good tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when they had faith in the good news given by Philip about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, a number of men and women had baptism.
- Basic English Bible

But when they believed Philip announcing the glad tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptised, both men and women.
- Darby Bible

But when they believed Philip, preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized both men and women.
- Webster's Bible

But when Philip began to tell the Good News about the Kingdom of God and about the Name of Jesus Christ, and they embraced the faith, they were baptized, men and women alike.
- Weymouth Bible

But when they believed Philip preaching good news concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
- World English Bible

But whanne thei hadden bileued to Filip, `that prechide of the kingdom of God, men and wymmen weren baptisid in the name of Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

And when they believed Philip, proclaiming good news, the things concerning the reign of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized both men and women;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:12


8:12 But when they believed - What Philip preached, then they saw and felt the real power of God, and submitted thereto.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:12


Ac 8:12 When they believed Philip. This verse states in the concisest manner the apostolic order of converting men: (1) Philip preached; (2) he preached the kingdom and name of Jesus Christ; (3) faith came by hearing, for the Samaritans believed; (4) when they believed they were baptized. This describes the uniform course in apostolic days. Both men and women. Note that (1) only believers are baptized, (2) that men and women are both included, but children are not named.

Discussion for Acts 8:12

  • Rudy Moreno for verse 12
    When I believed , able to receive the truth .. I was rebaptized in the Name of JESUS Christ .... Then, what I thought was three , became "One " again ! ... It is definitely a commandment of GOD through HIS apostles by the HOLY SPIRIT !

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