Acts 22:16
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.

Christian Standard Bible
And now, why are you delaying? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.'

Contemporary English Version
What are you waiting for? Get up! Be baptized, and wash away your sins by praying to the Lord."

Good News Translation
And now, why wait any longer? Get up and be baptized and have your sins washed away by praying to him.'

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.'

New Heart English Bible
Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, 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.
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 clean of 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 thy commandments.

Jeremiah 8:14
Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.

arise.

Acts 2:38
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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

1 Corinthians 6:11
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

calling.

Acts 2:21
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Acts 9:14
And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

Romans 10:12-14
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him…







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

now
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

are you waiting for?
μέλλεις (melleis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

Get up,
ἀναστὰς (anastas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 450: To raise up, set up; I rise from among (the) dead; I arise, appear. From ana and histemi; to stand up.

be baptized,
βάπτισαι (baptisai)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 907: Lit: I dip, submerge, but specifically of ceremonial dipping; I baptize.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

wash
ἀπόλουσαι (apolousai)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 628: To wash off, mid: I wash away (my sins, in baptism). From apo and louo; to wash fully, i.e. have remitted.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

sins {away},
ἁμαρτίας (hamartias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.

calling on
ἐπικαλεσάμενος (epikalesamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1941: (a) To call (name) by a supplementary (additional, alternative) name, (b) mid: To call upon, appeal to, address.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

name.’
ὄνομα (onoma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.
(16) Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins.--Here, again, we have words which are not in the narrative of Acts 9. They show that for the Apostle that baptism was no formal or ceremonial act, but was joined with repentance, and, faith being presupposed, brought with it the assurance of a real forgiveness. In St. Paul's language as to the "washing" (or, bath) of regeneration (Titus 3:5) we may trace his continued adherence to the idea which he had thus been taught to embrace on his first admission to the Church of Christ.

Calling on the name of the Lord.--The better MSS. give simply, "calling upon His name," i.e., the name of the Just One whom St. Paul had seen. The reading in the Received text probably arose from a wish to adapt the phrase to the language of Acts 2:21.

Verse 16. - His Name for the Name of the Lord, A.V. and T.R. Wash away thy sins; ἀπόλουσαι, only here and in 1 Corinthians 6:11, where it is found in exactly the same sense of "washing away sins" (see vers. 9, 10) in holy baptism. Hence the λουτρὸν παλιγγενεσίας, "the washing of regeneration" (Titus 3:5; comp. Ephesians 5:26; and see Acts 2:38, note). Calling on his Name (ἐπικαλεσάμενος); see Acts 2:21; Acts 7:59, note; Acts 9:14, 21; Romans 10:12, 13, 14; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Timothy 2:22: 1 Peter 1:17, all texts distinctly justifying prayer to the Lord Jesus. 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.
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