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."

King James Bible
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, 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.

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;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Believe on the Lord Jesus - Receive the religion of Christ, which we preach, and let thy household also receive it, and ye shall be all placed in the sure way to final salvation.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Believe.

Acts 2:38,39 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Acts 11:13,14 And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said to him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon...

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins...

Acts 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Mark 16:16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

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 the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life...

John 7:37,38 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink...

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live...

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...

Romans 5:1,2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...

Romans 10:9,10 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead...

Galatians 3:22,26 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe...

Ephesians 2:7,8 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus...

1 John 5:10-13 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar...

and thy.

Acts 16:15,32 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord...

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed...

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:

Romans 11:16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

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

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Paul at Philippi
'And on the sabbath day we went forth without the gate, by a river side, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which were come together.' --ACTS xvi. 13 (R.V.). This is the first record of the preaching of the Gospel in Europe, and probably the first instance of it. The fact that the vision of the man of Macedonia was needed in order to draw the Apostle across the straits into Macedonia, and the great length at which the incidents at Philippi are
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

The Great Question and the Plain Answer
'He brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved.'--ACTS xvi. 30, 31. The keeper of a Macedonian jail was not likely to be a very nervous or susceptible person. And so the extraordinary state of agitation and panic into which this rough jailer was cast needs some kind of explanation. There had been, as you will all remember, an earthquake of a strange kind, for it not only opened the prison doors, but shook
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Measures to Promote Revivals.
Text.--These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city and teach customs which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.--Acts xvi. 20, 21. "THESE men," here spoken of, were Paul and Silas, who went to Philippi to preach the Gospel, and very much disturbed the people of that city, because they supposed the preaching would interfere with their worldly gains. And so they arranged the preachers of the Gospel before the magistrates of the city, as culprits, and charged
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion

The Missionary on the Sea Shore.
"And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There stood a man of Macedonia and prayed him saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us."--Acts 16:9. "Wei schaumt so feierlich zu unsern Fuessen." [65]F. de la Motte Fouque. transl., Jane Borthwick, 1858 Dark mighty Ocean, rolling to our feet! In thy low murmur many voices meet, The sound of distant lands brought strangely near To Fancy's ear. From shores unknown comes the sweet Sabbath bell, New languages the old glad tidings tell, We hear the
Jane Borthwick—Hymns from the Land of Luther

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.

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