Acts 2:18


“And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Acts 2:18

“And on my seruants, and on my handmaidens, I will powre out in those daies of my Spirit, and they shall prophesie:”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Acts chapter 2

New American Standard Version (1995)

“Yea and on my servants and on my handmaidens in those days Will I pour forth of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“And on my men-servants and my women-servants I will send my Spirit, and they will be prophets.”
Basic English Bible

“yea, even upon my bondmen and upon my bondwomen in those days will I pour out of my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.”
Darby Bible

“And upon my servants indeed, and upon my handmaids will I pour out in those days of my spirit, and they shall prophesy. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“And on my servants, and on my hand-maidens I will, in those days, pour out of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: ”
Webster's Bible

“and even upon My bondservants, both men and women, at that time, I will pour out My Spirit, and they shall prophesy.”
Weymouth Bible

“Yes, and on my servants and on my handmaidens in those days, I will pour out my Spirit, and they will prophesy.”
World English Bible

“And on my seruauntis and myn handmaidens in tho daies Y schal schede out of my spirit, and thei schulen prophecie.”
Wycliffe Bible

“and also upon My men-servants, and upon My maid-servants, in those days, I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy;”
Youngs Literal Bible


tyronh45's comment on 2023-10-04 17:57:38:

theres no verse in the bible that say sabbath day on saturday or sunday lets stop given the devil room to cause confusion keep everyday holy stay bless


GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} birthday of your 'assembly'?'s comment on 2021-12-05 10:42:10:

Acts 2:38 church (assembly = gr. ekklesia)

1) This assembly was a 'continuation' of Christ's 'earthly political kingdom' assembly He mentioned in Matthew 16:18

This assembly of God's 'prophetic/law' program Must NEVER be 'Confused' with, And Must Be

Rightly Divided 2 Timothy 2:15 From "Things That DIFFER!"

2) God's MYSTERY/GRACE program which has, NOT 'a woman Nor a bride,' but, Has God's "one NEW man" Ephesians 2:15, Which Is God's 'Heavenly spiritual' Organism, The Body Of Christ, Whose Birthday Is Acts 9, God's GRACE 'church' Of TODAY! Amen?

3) Many MORE 'Differences' in God's TWO 'Different' programs and assemblies are here

Prophecy vs MYSTERY:


Jose's comment on 2021-10-28 22:47:48:

You can not be rebaptized in Jesus name twice the thing is you need to stop sining stop playing with God turn from your evil ways God will not be mocked. The only way to be rebaptized twice is if you where baptized in the titles that is not the true baptism its not valid Acts 4:12 only in the name of JESUS is there salvation. We don't serve a God of confusion, its plain and simple it is written, this world wants to have the last word their opinion, philosophy, theory which causes confusion, let God be true and every man a liar.


GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} solving water confusion's comment on 2021-10-26 14:31:15:

Part I

1Co 12:13 Is there Only 'ONE' ( Eph 4:5 ) Baptism, Today, Under God's Pure GRACE?

Precious friends, 'water' seems to be Getting More 'Confusing' by the day; ie:

One asks "why does most of the Christian world ignore Acts 2:38?" Answer?: Most Do Not 'ignore' it, But Do take it Out of Context, Change it, and Misinterpret it, and Misapply it, causing 'Confusion.'

Another to an noncommited saint: "I was baptized twice. No one ever said you can't be baptized more than once and continually recommit yourself to being a follower of Jesus Christ. Some people do this in marriage as well and I see value in it.

It's possible you have already done this, but since you didn't mention it, and since you said this has bothered you for 48 years, if you have still doubts and regret about your past actions why not recommit today and be baptized again?"

It's ok for babes In CHRIST to have this 'Confusion' as I have been there, being 'watered' THREE times. Further, IF we 'backslide,' there is No 'recommitment' with a second 'washing,'

{since water is not for us in Part II}, But, in Committing Anew Daily by "presenting our bodies a living sacrifice" to The LORD! Amen? Rom 12:1-2

Further, As CHRIST Only "Died On The Cross 'Once,' when we 'believe Once,' we are "Forgiven All sins 'Once,' And, By The 'ONE' Baptism By The Spirit Is Only Done "Once,"

Placing/Inducting/Transferring us Into The Body Of CHRIST, For Eternity!! Amen?

See More "ONE"s For God's "Revelation Of HIS Mystery" as we, hopefully, all "Endeavour to keep the Unity Of The Spirit In The Bond Of Peace!" in Eph 4:3-6

Sad to say that this Unity/Peace is Not Found In the division and strife in "traditions of denominations" today, Correct? Is not JESUS "Also sad" about this? 1Co 1:9-10

Praise God For HIS Word Of Truth, Rightly Divided 2Ti 2:15, Which Cancelled All of my 'Confusion' about "water, tongues, healings, miracles, end times, etc." Amen?

to be continued in Part II


GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} solving water confusion's comment on 2021-10-26 13:09:22:

Part II

1 Corinthians 12:13 God's ONE Baptism for The Body Of CHRIST, Under GRACE/Mystery:

Precious friends, Please Be Encouraged/Edified in This Important "study" of three baptisms:

God's Word Of Truth, Rightly Divided, 'Shows water' is NOT Under God's GRACE, Today:

1) Prophecy/Law for ISRAEL: The Twelve Were Sent to water baptize!

The TWO Main, of 12 baptisms =

A) water, For remission of sins/induction into Israeli "priesthood!" {separate "study" if you wish...} Mat 3:5-6 Mrk 1:4 Luk 3:3 John 1:31 Luk 7:29-30 Acts 10:37 Mat 28:19

Mrk 16:16 Acts 2:38 Acts 22:16 Eze 36:25 John 18:35 Exo 19:6 +

B) WITH The Holy Spirit, Poured Out By CHRIST, for power, signs And wonders! Isa 44:3 Mat 3:11 Mark 1:8 Mark 16:17-18 Luke 24:49 Acts 2:17-18 Acts 2:38 Acts 8:15-17 Acts 11:16


Rightly Divided 2Ti 2:15 From Things That Differ!:

2) Mystery/GRACE! = our "apostle to the Gentiles" for The Body Of CHRIST:

Paul Was Not Sent to {water} baptize! Why Not?:

Today: 'Only ONE' Baptism = "BY" The ONE Spirit = God's OPERATION, Spiritually Identifying members In The ONE Body Of CHRIST!! Eph 4:5 Col 2:12 Gal 3:27 Rom 6:3-4

1Co 12:13


Thus, This ONE Baptism Is Performed, By God, Today, Under God's GRACE/MYSTERY Program, when the sinner "believes in CHRIST, that He died and rose again, and God saves them" in the twinkling of an eye.

Thus, "water baptism" Is Scriptural, But Dispensationally, "was for the Previous Law/Prophecy Program" of God, For ISRAEL!

Conclusion, water baptism is Scriptural, but, TODAY, is UNdispensational! Amen?

Precious friends, Please be Richly Encouraged, enlightened, exhorted, and edified!"

2Ti 2:15 Rom 16:25 Eph 1:3-9 Eph 3:9 = Grace/Mystery 'fellowship,' for All to "See," today?

God's 'Simple' Will:


Hope's comment on 2021-10-20 09:15:58:

I will try not to get confused with what man says, and thank you. God bless you, too!


brother dan's comment on 2021-10-18 15:49:30:

Dear Hope,

Yes, you are correct about water baptism according to Jesus.

We should believe in what Jesus states in scripture below:

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."

Note: Don't let men confuse you, always test the scripture by comparing what Jesus tells us. The only way to God is through Jesus.

John 14:6

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Many today will turn their back on Jesus, and preach another Gospel that differs from what Jesus taught. They will say many things to try to convince you to turn your back on Jesus and God.

If the gospel or scripture, or man's word's don't match what Jesus says in scripture, it really means nothing. Jesus will be our Judge and he will make the decision on whom enters the Kingdom.

Revelation 22:12-14

12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

God Bless.


GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE}'s comment on 2021-10-18 12:29:43:

Precious friend, 'rather' than twisting a few fragmented, out-of-context, Misunderstood 'pet' verses of Many 'traditional' religious sects, "God Has A Better Way, 'Approved' Unto HIM!" Of Course, 'Not' Overlooking Neither 1 Corinthians 12:13, Nor Ephesians 4:5 For "The Body Of CHRIST," Today, Amen?:

God's Word Of Truth, Rightly Divided, 'Shows water' is NOT Under God's GRACE, Today:

Of course if one is 'not yet' saved Correctly, Under GRACE, Today, then there Is 'No Sense' discussing water baptism at all! 1 Corinthians 2:14 Amen?


Hope's comment on 2021-10-18 09:40:49:

Baptism is for everybody. Jesus died for us; He is the salvation plan. A lot of people tend to overlook some parts of the scriptures or even twist what they say so it will fit their religion. But, how it is written is how we are suppose to do it. In Acts 2 and verse 38 it says: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. If you read it carefully it says specifically everyone. The people who were in the upper room when the day of Pentecost came, there were more than just Jews. In verse 8 it says: And they were amazed and marvelled saying one to another, Behold, are not all of these which speak Galileans? And in verse 9, 10, and 11; it goes on to say more people who were there speaking in other tonuges/Holy Ghost. So, its not just for the Jews, its for everybody. Did I make sense?


Following Jesus is the Best__mishael's comment on 2021-10-10 23:00:35:

When you are born again (John 3), Jesus will send the Holy Spirit to live with you and teach you everything you need to know. This is known as receiving the baptism through the Holy Spirit.

Water baptism is something many people want to do. I did. For me I was leaving my old life in the water and being raised in newness of mind and spirit. In my mind, it was also a statement to the

devil that I wholly belonged to Jesus, now and forever.

Be sensitive to how and what the Holy Spirit is saying to you. His is a still small voice that does never frighten you. I hear his voice in my spirit, but near my right ear. He likes praise music, that's all I can say. Jesus is the joy of my life.

Keep coming back here and we'll pour some love of Jesus all over you. Write me Anytime :)


GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE}'s comment on 2021-10-10 18:31:53:

Precious Paul, great question. Water WAS for the Jews, one of three requirements for the Nation Of ISRAEL to be "inducted" in the 'priesthood' and forgiveness of sins.

Today, Under GRACE, God Only Has ONE {Spiritual} BAPTISM to place 'members' Into The Body Of CHRIST! Here is my "study":


Paul's comment on 2021-10-10 12:50:10:

Baptism is a topic that few fully understand. Was baptism meant for the Jews or must all be baptized today to be saved?


SPINNZ's comment on 2021-05-25 06:32:08:

did i misspell disciple?


SPINNZ's comment on 2021-05-25 06:31:39:

its cool the way that the fire didnt sing the desiples hair. it had to be a miracle


Johnny Williams's comment on 2021-05-18 10:56:13:

It's amazing, the Christian world ignores Acts 2, especially the thirty eighth verse.

"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." This verse is self explanatory!! Repent, be baptized in Jesus name for the REMISSION OF YOUR SINS and you (everybody) will receive the Holy Ghost.So why does most of the Christian world ignore Acts 2:38? This is the instructions to obtain salvation.The Church began on that day, the day of Pentecost.THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH began on that day in Acts, which is the only church Jesus died and bled for! Most of the Christian world seems to admit repentance is necessary for salvation. But they seem to believe baptism is ONLY symbolic and has no real impact on salvation. Yes baptism is symbolic, just as Jesus is the symbolic sacrificial lamb who was slain on Calvary for our sins!! Paul explains the importance of baptism in Romans chapter 6. Baptism is necessary for salvation.

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him (Jesus) by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk--- in newness of life.What is that

"newness of life"? Its remission of sins! When our sins are remitted, they are gone and forgiven. But their our sins are only remitted if baptism is done in Jesus name after repentance. And Paul explains why baptism is necessary in Romans 6.


NEW WINE and LIVING WATER's comment on 2021-05-15 11:08:54:

The New Wine is the Holy Spirit. There is no beverage on this Earth that can compare to what Jesus blesses His Children with.


I was at Church on a Tuesday night, in corporate intercessory prayer. There were about 70 people there. The Pastor taught a short sermonette. Then the Holy Spirit must've given him a Word of Knowledge.

His whole demeanor changed: he said there are those of you that have promised things you cannot deliver, ever. There are those of you hurt by false hopes.

We're all sitting in our seats in shock. That had to be most everybody there. Pastor said to come to the front to be prayed for.

We're all looking around at each other to see who's going to get up first. Finally one guy stands up and almost runs to the front. I'm in line about 10 back.

Pastor was just standing on stage. WELL... the Holy Spirit was standing 10 feet from the stairs.

People were to go forward, have hands laid on, and go down the back stairs back to their seats. When I was a few feet up on the stage, me and everybody else went down in a heap.

We were what is called, "SLAIN in the Spirit". I could not stand up. I tried. No one could. Then we began to laugh. We were being healed of false promises. It was like we were all drunk and couldn't stand up.

I looked over the lights to see there were many people still sitting in the pews who DID NOT go to the front to be healed. I just thought Why would they not run to Jesus for healing, filling up on the Joy of the Holy Spirit? The Living Water.

When you experience total healing and receive THE JOY (oil) of the Holy Spirit, you get drunk on the New Wine. God knows when we need a Fill Up. It was wonderful.

There was a guy who went to my church who wrote a song about this. Listen on YouTube and get happy. The Well by Carman. Listen to 'Yahweh' and 'Sunday's on the Way', while you are there. 'I Got The Joy' if you're brave' :D

He died a few months ago & is with Jesus now.



Juanita Jane Culpepper's comment on 2021-05-15 06:09:47:

Acts 2:13 says the disciples were mocked and suggests that they were drunk on new wine. Is new wine fermented, or is it still just fresh juice from grapes that would be drank in the early part of the day? If not fermented, were the disciples being mocked for their exuberance?


Jesse's comment on 2021-03-28 09:03:41:


I do concur that both eras have ended, apostolic and prophetic. We both know that there are groups that claim there are both prophets and apostles in existence today.

I myself know that can't be so. If I recall, without looking it up in the scripture, so please don't quote me on this, but the qualifications of an apostle was that he had to be there from the time of John's baptism, had to be chosen by Christ, and also had to be an eyewitness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. No one alive today can meet those qualifications.

And yes, we have the complete word of God in written form. The book of Revelation was the final prophecy given to us.

Personally, when I hear of a "prophet" today, and there are many who claim to be, I am not even interested in what they have to say. I am very cautious.

I know that God does not give new revelation or new prophecy. If He did, it would have to be added to the Bible, and we are given a stern warning about adding.

If God gives a so called "prophet" today a new revelation, it must be added to the scripture because if God gave it, it's His word.

But those who profess to be prophets, they won't go that far as to add it. Why not? Well, I think we know the answer to that!

Thanks Chris, always a pleasure to hear from you. The Lord is good!


Chris's comment on 2021-03-27 23:43:48:

Hi Jesse. It's good to catch up with you after such a long spell. I have heard about this re-defining of a modern day prophet: no more of a foreteller but a 'forthteller' of God's Word. I must confess, that I've always had difficulty in accepting this definition as it seems to be one of convenience so that Ephesians 4:11-13 might be 'better understood'.

Paul gives us a list (maybe not intended to be comprehensive) of those specially equipped by the Spirit "for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ". And I note that the position of the Elders & Deacons (1 Timothy chap 3) are excluded from the list, indicating that their appointments were based on other criteria & not as a Spirit-enabled (but Spirit-led) provision.

Looking at Paul's list, the apostolic era was well & truly over (by the 1st Century) & could it also be the same with the prophetical era as God's Word was finally completed at the revelation given to John? So, the work of the Evangelist still goes on (& not referring to a believer's personal witness to someone), as also does the work of a Pastor & Teacher. I realize that there have been many 'prophets' over the centuries & even in recent times, but I always question their materiel & how accurate their prophecies have been. I'm inclined to think rather negatively about such claims, especially from their recent dismal showing.

So I tend to believe that the work of the Elder or Teacher of the Word is sufficient to fulfil the role of 'forthteller', in wisdom sharing what the Spirit desires to be taught to God's children.


Jesse's comment on 2021-03-27 20:58:36:


I am not sure I understand what you are asking me?


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