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 for Acts 8:37

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)

- 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 for Acts 8:37

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:37

8:36 And as they went on the way they came to a certain water - Thus, even the circumstances of the journey were under the direction of God. The kingdom of God suits itself to external circumstances, without any violence, as air yields to all bodies, and yet pervades all. What hindereth me to be baptized? - Probably he had been circumcised: otherwise Cornelius would not have been the first fruits of the Gentiles.

8:38 And they both went down - Out of the chariot. It does not follow that he was baptized by immersion. The text neither affirms nor intimates any thing concerning it.

8:39 The Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip - Carried him away with a miraculous swiftness, without any action or labour of his own. This had befallen several of the prophets.

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 8:37

  • Guy Willson on Acts 8:37
    The earliest antiochan vesrsions carry this text but the Codex Vaticanus and Siniaticus do not. Constantine, who mixed Sol Invictus worship with Christianity, ordered new versions in c.335AD it is highly likely that the editing was done then. The Textus Receptus canon was agreed c.250 during the Smyrna or persecution period. Sadly very few of the older fragments remain but El Shaddai oversees His Word and this scripture follows the tenets of the Word. At a stroke it removes any assumptions of the heresy of infant baptism or Augustinian notions of rebaptism.
  • Tro on Acts 8:37
    This scripture is not present in most modern bible because since the king james was 1st penned much older manuscripts have been found. In those earliest MSS we have currently available this verse is not found so is believed to be a later addition
  • Jeanette Gant on Acts 8:37
    Acts 8:37 is probably a more thorough reminder that we should have our hearts and minds in serious mode and consider what we are about to commit to, but not being included doesn't really change the meaning or point one tiny bit. Don't be distracted or get into Bible Versions War, unless the difference in word usage contradicts The Good News of Christ and/or turns us away from accepting Him as Savior of the World.
  • Sylvia underdue on Acts 8:37
    Godís word is AWESOME, and I just believe what it says about Acts 8:37. There was a question asked by Philip; if you believe that Jesus is the son of God you will be saved. But you have to believe with all thine heart and that takes FAITH and I do believe that Jesus is the son of GOD. Amen, I do.
  • Jason on Acts 8:37
    Acts 8:37 corresponds with other portions of scripture in the Bible, both New Testament and Old Testament. Romans 10, John 3:16-18, and Genesis 15:6, among others. I don't see why it isn't in all the versions.
  • Vivien on Acts 8:37


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