Acts 10:47


“Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Acts 10:47

“Can any man forbid water, that these should not bee baptized, which haue receiued the holy Ghost, as well as wee?”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Acts chapter 10

“"Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we {did,} can he?"”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Can any man forbid the water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?”
American Standard Version (1901)

“Will any man say that these may not have baptism who have been given the Holy Spirit as we have?”
Basic English Bible

“Can any one forbid water that these should not be baptised, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also [did]?”
Darby Bible

“Then Peter answered: Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Ghost, as well as we? ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we? ”
Webster's Bible

“Can any one forbid the use of water, and object to these persons being baptized--men who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?”
Weymouth Bible

“Can any man forbid the water, that these who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we should not be baptized?”
World English Bible

“Thanne Petre answeride, Whether ony man may forbede watir, that these ben not baptisid, that han also resseyued the Hooli Goost as we?”
Wycliffe Bible

“Then answered Peter, `The water is any one able to forbid, that these may not be baptized, who the Holy Spirit did receive -- even as also we?'”
Youngs Literal Bible


Baptisms's comment on 2021-01-28 06:25:44:

"John 3

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit."

We are not always near a baptismal when we pray to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. We are all SEALED with the Holy Spirit of promise; our names are recorded THEN, in the Lambs Book of Life.

Water baptism is a Public statement of Faith in Jesus Christ. There are no rules on the timing of that public display. When Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist: it was to fulfill "all righteousness". It also fulfilled a prophesy of the event.

The Holy Spirit is in charge of the NEW BIRTH. He seals us, He Baptises us. He bestows the gifts He chooses for us. He teaches us on sin, righteousness, and the World to come. He reveals who Jesus Christ is. If you need Anything... ask Him FIRST.

The Holy Spirit is the 3rd Person of the Godhead. He is God. What the Bible teaches on what it is. Believe the Bible; the written Word of God.

There are many teachings on water baptism. Do what your Bible shows to you. I think it's a wonder way to celebrate a wonderful event with friends and family.


Chris's comment on 2021-01-27 20:59:16:

My considered belief is that, Yes, that person who is saved through Jesus Blood & faith in that redemptive work, will enter God's Kingdom regardless of water baptism. When he is saved, when truly convicted of sin & repents, at that very moment God's Spirit baptizes him. And this baptism entails forgiveness of all his sins, given a new birth by the Spirit taking up residence within & affecting his mind & spirit towards holiness, being fully accepted of God, becoming a child of God, receiving God's blessings (His gifts, His fruit, His inheritance) & the Spirit's sealing, marking him as one belonging to God making his salvation fully secure.

If we add anything to that 'saving faith', the faith that God requires, then it amounts to acts or works that we perform to help in that salvation. It could be water baptism, the Lord's Supper, self denial, works of service & many other things that people do, just to make sure that God is pleased with them & accepts them. If that's the case, then it's no longer faith, but works that saves - and this goes against Scripture (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:4-7). But once we're saved by faith alone, then the ordinances of water baptism & the Lord's Supper follow, as well as pursuing a life of holiness & works of service generated by the new life in Christ.

So neither water baptism or anything else apart from faith is required for salvation as baptism is only an initial physical testimony to you & others of a changed life being identified with the crucified & risen Christ.


YB's comment on 2021-01-27 16:06:46:

If you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior (say on Friday).Your baptism is scheduled for Sunday, but you pass away on Saturday. Do you think that person will still enter the Kingdom of Heaven? I understand only GOD can truly answer that question, but your understanding of the word is appreciated.


D.Hall's comment on 2015-03-17 15:46:16:

The new birth is essential in order to enter the kingdom of God according to John 3:3-5 . Both water and Spirit are necessary. Some people claim that Cornelius and his household were saved or born again once they received the Holy Ghost. The truth of the matter is they didn 't have the complete new birth without the water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus allowed Cornelius and his household to receive the Holy Ghost even before they were baptized in order to assure Peter that God had accepted the Gentiles to become members of the church of Jesus Christ. Peter understood that he could not withstand God because the Lord had allowed the Gentiles to receive the Holy Ghost. Now Peter knew that Cornelius and his household had to submit to being baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ. They could not forbid water and be born again. The Lord had already assured Peter through a vision that God had accepted the Gentiles. When the Gentiles received the Holy Ghost this was double assurance that both Jews and Gentiles would be part of the church. Notice the words of Peter. "Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ what was I, that I could withstand God? " Ats 11:17 .


philip du toit's comment on 2013-10-30 10:00:41:

Is receiving and baptized with the Holy Spirit tge same thing,the same strength.


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