Acts 8:37

“And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Philip said, If thou beleeuest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered, and said, I beleeue that Iesus Christ is the Sonne of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

[And Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may. And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."]"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`And Philip said, If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.'
- American Standard Version (1901)

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- Basic English Bible


- Darby Bible

And Philip said, If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
- Webster's Bible


- Weymouth Bible


- World English Bible

And Filip seide, If thou bileuest of al the herte, it is leueful. And he answeride, and seide, Y bileue that Jhesu Crist is the sone of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

[And Philip said, `If thou dost believe out of all the heart, it is lawful;' and he answering said, `I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God;']
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:37


Ac 8:37 If thou believest, etc.? This verse is omitted in the Revised Version. It is not found in the oldest extant manuscripts, but was certainly in manuscripts older than any now extant. It is referred to by Irenaeus in the second century, and by Augustine in the fourth. Whether written by Luke or not, it shows that the custom of the early church was to require such a confession of faith. With all thine heart. A living faith must seize upon and control the heart.

Discussion for Acts 8

  • Irene123
    The Bible itself proves one cannot be a 'lone' Christian. Acts 8:26-40 (God's spirit spoke to Philip). The eunuch admitted he needed someone to teach him. That's why God instituted the pastorate and disciples (saints), to be in that place, by prayer
  • Jodi
    I am so glad to read of the need of preaching. In this day so many say they don't need to go to church, but the unuch said how can I unless someone guide me?
  • Steve morrow
    ---RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT---ACTS 5:32 AND WE ARE HIS WITNESSES OF THESE THINGS AND SO IS ALSO THE HOLY SPIRIT --- WHOM GOD HATH GIVEN ---TO THEM THAT OBEY HIM
    ( JESUS TEACHES NOT MAN ) LUKE 11:13 IF YOU THEN BEING EVIL KNOW HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS UNTO YOUR CHILDREN HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THEM THAT ASK HIM
  • A disciple
    Mark; It wasn't true, whatever you were taught that only the original living Apostles could be the vehicles for God giving His Holy Spirit. John the Baptist said, that Jesus was He who would baptize in the Holy Spirit and fire. Jesus Himself, when expounding to the Apostles about the purpose of God for "us" in this world till He returns; said how the Holy Spirit must be in us to fulfill that plan.
  • Bruce
    Mark:When you feel The Father tug on your Heart:John6:44 / ask forgiveness:1John 1:9 / Jesus will wash away your sins in his own blood Revelation1:5 / you will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11 / you will know!:2Corinthians 5:17 / you will be Sealed:Ephesians 1:13 / Satan will try to destroy you! Get dressed for battle! Ephesians 6:11 / you will be persecuted:Matthew 5:11 / .
  • Irene123
    To receive the Holy Ghost today you follow the plan of Jesus in Acts 2:38; the people gathered from all over the Roman Emp. in Jerusalem for the Day of Pentecost asked, after hearing Peter's message - Acts 2:37 .....

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