Acts 16:31
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New International Version
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."

New Living Translation
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household."

English Standard Version
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

New American Standard Bible
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."

King James Bible
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."

International Standard Version
They answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved."

NET Bible
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said to him, “Trust in our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, and you shall live, you and your household.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They answered, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house.

American King James Version
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house.

American Standard Version
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said: Believe in the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.

English Revised Version
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Weymouth New Testament
"Believe on the Lord Jesus," they replied, "and both you and your household will be saved."

World English Bible
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."

Young's Literal Translation
and they said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved -- thou and thy house;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:25-34 The consolations of God to his suffering servants are neither few nor small. How much more happy are true Christians than their prosperous enemies! As in the dark, so out of the depths, we may cry unto God. No place, no time is amiss for prayer, if the heart be lifted up to God. No trouble, however grievous, should hinder us from praise. Christianity proves itself to be of God, in that it obliges us to be just to our own lives. Paul cried aloud to make the jailer hear, and to make him heed, saying, Do thyself no harm. All the cautions of the word of God against sin, and all appearances of it, and approaches to it, have this tendency. Man, woman, do not ruin thyself; hurt not thyself, and then none else can hurt thee; do not sin, for nothing but that can hurt thee. Even as to the body, we are cautioned against the sins which do harm to that. Converting grace changes people's language of and to good people and good ministers. How serious the jailer's inquiry! His salvation becomes his great concern; that lies nearest his heart, which before was furthest from his thoughts. It is his own precious soul that he is concerned about. Those who are thoroughly convinced of sin, and truly concerned about their salvation, will give themselves up to Christ. Here is the sum of the whole gospel, the covenant of grace in a few words; Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. The Lord so blessed the word, that the jailer was at once softened and humbled. He treated them with kindness and compassion, and, professing faith in Christ, was baptized in that name, with his family. The Spirit of grace worked such a strong faith in them, as did away further doubt; and Paul and Silas knew by the Spirit, that a work of God was wrought in them. When sinners are thus converted, they will love and honour those whom they before despised and hated, and will seek to lessen the suffering they before desired to increase. When the fruits of faith begin to appear, terrors will be followed by confidence and joy in God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 31. - Jesus for Jesus Christ, A.V. and T.R.; thou and thy house for and thy house, A.V.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they said, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ,.... Not with a bare historical faith, as only to believe that he was the Son of God, and the Messiah, and that he was come in the flesh, and had suffered, and died, and rose again, and was now in heaven at the right hand of God, and would come again to judge both quick and dead, for there may be such a faith and no salvation; but so as to look unto him alone for life and salvation, to rely upon him, and trust in him; to commit himself, and the care of his immortal soul unto him, and to expect peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life from him; the answer is much the same our Lord returned to the Jews, when they asked, though not with the same affection and sincerity as this man, what they must do to work the works of God, John 6:28.

And thou shalt be saved; from sin, and all its miserable effects and consequences; from the curses of the law, from the power of Satan, from the evil of the world, from the wrath of God, hell and damnation: this is to be understood of a spiritual and eternal salvation; for it is said, after that the jailer was inquiring about it, being terrified in his conscience with a sense of sin and wrath; and between believing in Christ, and being saved with an everlasting salvation, there is a strict and inseparable connection, Mark 16:16 though not faith, but Christ is the cause and author of salvation; faith spies salvation in Christ, goes to him for it, receives it from him, and believes unto it:

and thy house; or family, provided they believe in Christ also, as they did, Acts 16:34 or otherwise there can be no salvation, for he that believeth not shall be damned.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

31-34. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved—The brevity, simplicity, and directness of this reply are, in the circumstances, singularly beautiful. Enough at that moment to have his faith directed simply to the Saviour, with the assurance that this would bring to his soul the needed and sought salvation—the how being a matter for after teaching.

thou shalt be saved, and thy house—(See on [2036]Lu 19:10).

Acts 16:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Conversion of the Jailer
30and after he brought them out, he said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" 31They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." 32And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house.…
Cross References
Mark 16:16
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Acts 11:14
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.'

Acts 16:15
When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. "If you consider me a believer in the Lord," she said, "come and stay at my house." And she persuaded us.

Acts 16:32
Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.

Romans 10:9
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Treasury of Scripture

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house.

Believe.

Acts 2:38,39 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other …

Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may. And …

Acts 11:13,14 And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood …

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this …

Acts 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we …

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am …

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the …

Mark 16:16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes …

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the …

John 3:15,16,36 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life…

John 6:40,47 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees …

John 7:37,38 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, …

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, …

Romans 5:1,2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

Romans 10:9,10 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall …

Galatians 3:22,26 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by …

Ephesians 2:7,8 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his …

1 John 5:10-13 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he …

and thy.

Acts 16:15,32 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, …

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that …

Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord …

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household …

Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me …

Romans 11:16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the …

Galatians 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ…

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