Acts 8:15

“Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who when they were come downe, praied for them that they might receiue the holy Ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who, when they came there, made prayer for them, that the Holy Spirit might be given to them:
- Basic English Bible

who, having come down, prayed for them that they might receive [the] Holy Spirit;
- Darby Bible

Who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit:
- Webster's Bible

They, when they came down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit:
- Weymouth Bible

who, when they had come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit;
- World English Bible

And whanne thei camen, thei preieden for hem, that thei schulden resseyue the Hooli Goost;
- Wycliffe Bible

who having come down did pray concerning them, that they may receive the Holy Spirit, --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:15


8:15 The Holy Ghost - In his miraculous gifts? Or his sanctifying graces? Probably in both.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:15


Ac 8:15,16 Prayed for them. That the Holy Spirit might fall on them. They had been born of water and the Spirit (Joh 3:5), but had not received that baptism of the Spirit, which conferred miraculous powers. This was bestowed by apostolic prayer and the laying on of hands. I suppose, not on all, but on those selected for teachers and preachers among the Samaritans. Plumptree states: ``The prayer clearly pointed to such a power of the Holy Spirit as had been bestowed on Pentecost.'' And Calvin writes: ``Luke speaks not of the common grace of the Holy Spirit, but of the singular gifts with which God would have certain endowed at the beginning of the gospel.''

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