Acts 10:47
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New International Version
"Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have."

New Living Translation
"Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?"

English Standard Version
“Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”

Berean Study Bible
"Can anyone withhold the water to baptize these people? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have!"

Berean Literal Bible
"Is anyone able to withhold the water to baptize these who have received the Holy Spirit, just as we also have?"

New American Standard Bible
"Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can anyone withhold water and prevent these people from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?"

International Standard Version
"No one can stop us from using water to baptize these people who have received the Holy Spirit in the same way that we did, can they?"

NET Bible
"No one can withhold the water for these people to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Can anyone refuse water that they should not be baptized? For, behold, they have received The Spirit of Holiness, as when we did.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"No one can refuse to baptize these people with water. They have received the Holy Spirit in the same way that we did."

New American Standard 1977
“Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Can anyone forbid water that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?

King James 2000 Bible
Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?

American King James Version
Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

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

Douay-Rheims 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?

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

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

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

Weymouth New Testament
"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?"

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

Young's Literal Translation
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?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:44-48 The Holy Ghost fell upon others after they were baptized, to confirm them in the faith; but upon these Gentiles before they were baptized, to show that God does not confine himself to outward signs. The Holy Ghost fell upon those who were neither circumcised nor baptized; it is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing. They magnified God, and spake of Christ and the benefits of redemption. Whatever gift we are endued with, we ought to honour God with it. The believing Jews who were present, were astonished that the gift of the Holy Ghost was poured out upon the Gentiles also. By mistaken notions of things, we make difficult for ourselves as to the methods of Divine providence and grace. As they were undeniably baptized with the Holy Ghost, Peter concluded they were not to be refused the baptism of water, and the ordinance was administered. The argument is conclusive; can we deny the sign to those who have received the things signified? Those who have some acquaintance with Christ, cannot but desire more. Even those who have received the Holy Ghost, must see their need of daily learning more of the truth.
Study Bible
The Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit
46For they heard them speaking in tongues and exalting God. Then Peter said, 47“Can anyone withhold the water to baptize these people? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have!” 48So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for a few days.…
Cross References
Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 8:36
As they traveled along the road and came to some water, the eunuch said, "Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?"

Acts 10:44
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard his message.

Acts 11:17
So if God gave them the same gift as He gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to hinder the work of God?"

Acts 15:8
And God, who knows the heart, showed His approval by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as He did to us.
Treasury of Scripture

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