Acts 10:48
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New International Version
So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.

New Living Translation
So he gave orders for them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterward Cornelius asked him to stay with them for several days.

English Standard Version
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.

Berean Study Bible
So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for a few days.

Berean Literal Bible
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain some days.

New American Standard Bible
And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

King James Bible
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for a few days.

International Standard Version
So Peter ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus the Messiah. Then they asked him to stay there for several days.

NET Bible
So he gave orders to have them baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for several days.

New Heart English Bible
He commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay some days.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then he commanded them to be baptized in the name of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, and they begged him to stay with them for some days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Peter ordered that they should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for several days.

New American Standard 1977
And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they begged him to tarry certain days.

King James 2000 Bible
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to tarry certain days.

American King James Version
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

American Standard Version
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then they desired him to tarry with them some days.

Darby Bible Translation
And he commanded them to be baptised in the name of the Lord. Then they begged him to stay some days.

English Revised Version
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they requested him to tarry certain days.

Weymouth New Testament
And he directed that they should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they begged him to remain with them for a time.

World English Bible
He commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay some days.

Young's Literal Translation
he commanded them also to be baptized in the name of the Lord; then they besought him to remain certain days.
Study Bible
The Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit
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 2:38
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 8:16
For the Holy Spirit had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.

Acts 19:5
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

1 Corinthians 1:14
I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius,

1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with eloquent words of wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
Treasury of Scripture

And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

commanded.

John 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

1 Corinthians 1:13-17 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized …

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

the name.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

Acts 8:16 (For as yet he was fallen on none of them: only they were baptized …

Then.

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, …

John 4:40 So when the Samaritans were come to him, they sought him that he …

(48) And he commanded them . . .--It would seem from this that St. Peter acted on the same general principle as St. Paul (1Corinthians 1:14-17), and left the actual administration of baptism to other hands than his own. Who administered it in this instance we are not told. Possibly there may have been an ecclesia already organised at Csarea, as the result of Philip's work, and its elders or deacons, or Philip himself, may have acted under Peter's orders. If those who came with him from Joppa had so acted, it would probably we may believe, have been stated.

Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.--The days so spent must have included at least one "first day of the week," and both in the solemn breaking of bread, and in the social intercourse of the other days, Peter must have mingled freely with the new converts, eating and drinking with them (Acts 11:2), without any fear of being thereby defiled. That visit to Csarea, St. Luke dwells on as one of the great turning-points in the Apostle's life, attesting his essential agreement with St. Paul. We can well understand how he shrank from marring the effect of that attestation by recording the melancholy inconsistency of his subsequent conduct at Antioch (Galatians 2:11-12).

Verse 48. - Jesus Christ for the Lord, A.V. and T.R. No one forbidding or objecting, Peter immediately ordered that they should be baptized. He does not appear to have baptized them himself, any more than St. Paul did his converts (1 Corinthians 1:13-17). They prayed him to tarry with them, no doubt that they might receive fuller instruction in the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ, into which they had been baptized.



And he commanded them to be baptized,.... By some of the six brethren that came with him from Joppa, who might all of them, at least some of them, be ministers of the Gospel: and this he ordered to be done

in the name of the Lord; that is, of the Lord Jesus Christ, though not to the exclusion of the Father, and of the Spirit: perhaps the phrase, "in the name of the Lord", may stand connected with the word commanded; and the sense be, that in the name of the Lord, and by authority from him, he ordered them to be baptized:

then prayed they him to tarry certain days; partly to express their gratitude to him for the favour they had received through him as an instrument, and partly that they might be more instructed and established by him. And these baptized persons very likely laid the foundation of a Gospel church state in this place, which we find to continue in succeeding ages; in the "second" century Theophilus presided over it; and in the "third" century Origen and Pamphilus, were presbyters of it; and in the same age, succeeding one another, Theoctistus, Domnus, and Theotecnus were bishops of it; and in the beginning of the "fourth" century, Eusebius the famous ecclesiastical historian was bishop of this church, after him Acacius; in the fifth century Gelasius the successor of Eunomius bore the same office in it; and in the "sixth" century the bishop of this place was present in the fifth synod at Constantinople; and in the "seventh" century it appears there was a church in this place: in which century the Arabians, after they had besieged this city seven years, took it, and killed seven thousand persons in it; and since it has been in the hands of the Turks; and this seems to have put an end to the ecclesiastical state of this place, as Christian (s).

(s) Magdeburg. Hist. Eccles. cent. 2. c. 2. p. 2. cent. 3. c. 2. p. 1. c. 7. p. 109. c. 10. p. 153. cent. 4. c. 2. p. 2. cent. 5. c. 2. p. 2. cent. 6. c. 2. p. 3. cent. 7. c. 2. p. 2. c. 3. p. 19. 48. he commanded them to be baptized—not doing it with his own hands, as neither did Paul, save on rare occasions (1Co 1:14-17; compare Ac 2:38; Joh 4:2).

prayed … him to tarry certain days—"golden days" [Bengel], spent, doubtless, in refreshing Christian fellowship, and in imparting and receiving fuller teaching on the several topics of the apostle's discourse. 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.
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