Acts 22:16
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New International Version
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'

New Living Translation
What are you waiting for? Get up and be baptized. Have your sins washed away by calling on the name of the Lord.'

English Standard Version
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

Berean Study Bible
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and wash your sins away, calling on His name.'

Berean Literal Bible
And now why do you delay? Having arisen, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.'

New American Standard Bible
'Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.'

King James Bible
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now, why delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins by calling on His name.'"

International Standard Version
So now, what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away as you call on his name.'

NET Bible
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away, calling on his name.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and be cleansed from your sins while you call upon his name.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What are you waiting for now? Get up! Be baptized, and have your sins washed away as you call on his name.'

New American Standard 1977
‘And now why do you delay? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now why tarriest thou? Arise and be baptized and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
And now why do you tarry? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

American King James Version
And now why tarry you? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

American Standard Version
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on his name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now why tarriest thou? Rise up, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, invoking his name.

Darby Bible Translation
And now why lingerest thou? Arise and get baptised, and have thy sins washed away, calling on his name.

English Revised Version
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on his name.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
And now why delay? Rise, get yourself baptized, and wash off your sins, calling upon His name.'

World English Bible
Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'

Young's Literal Translation
and now, why tarriest thou? having risen, baptize thyself, and wash away thy sins, calling upon the name of the Lord.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:12-21 The apostle goes on to relate how he was confirmed in the change he had made. The Lord having chosen the sinner, that he should know his will, he is humbled, enlightened, and brought to the knowledge of Christ and his blessed gospel. Christ is here called that Just One; for he is Jesus Christ the righteous. Those whom God has chosen to know his will, must look to Jesus, for by him God has made known his good-will to us. The great gospel privilege, sealed to us by baptism, is the pardon of sins. Be baptized, and wash away thy sins; that is, receive the comfort of the pardon of thy sins in and through Jesus Christ, and lay hold on his righteousness for that purpose; and receive power against sin, for the mortifying of thy corruptions. Be baptized, and rest not in the sign, but make sure of the thing signified, the putting away of the filth of sin. The great gospel duty, to which by our baptism we are bound, is, to seek for the pardon of our sins in Christ's name, and in dependence on him and his righteousness. God appoints his labourers their day and their place, and it is fit they should follow his appointment, though it may cross their own will. Providence contrives better for us than we do for ourselves; we must refer ourselves to God's guidance. If Christ send any one, his Spirit shall go along with him, and give him to see the fruit of his labours. But nothing can reconcile man's heart to the gospel, except the special grace of God.
Study Bible
Paul's Defense to the Crowd
15You will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard. 16And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and wash your sins away, calling on His name.’ 17Later, when I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance,…
Cross References
Psalm 51:2
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.

John 13:8
"Never shall You wash my feet!" Peter told Him. Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me."

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 7:59
While they were stoning him, Stephen appealed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

Acts 9:18
At that instant, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and his sight was restored. He got up and was baptized,

1 Corinthians 6:11
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Ephesians 5:26
to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,

Hebrews 10:22
let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Treasury of Scripture

And now why tarry you? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

why.

Psalm 119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep your commandments.

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the …

arise.

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

Romans 6:3,4 Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ …

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, …

1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be …

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

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to …

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having …

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not …

calling.

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of …

Acts 9:14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that …

Romans 10:12-14 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the …

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …

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