New American Standard Bible
"Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"
King James Bible
Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
Darby Bible Translation
Can any one forbid water that these should not be baptised, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also did?
World English Bible
"Can any man forbid the water, that these who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we should not be baptized?"
Young's Literal Translation
Then answered Peter, 'The water is any one able to forbid, that these may not be baptized, who the Holy Spirit did receive -- even as also we?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Can any man forbid water ... - They have shown that they are favored in the same way as the Jewish converts. God has manifested himself to them as he did to the Jews on the day of Pentecost. Is it not clear, therefore, that they are entitled to the privilege of Christian baptism? The expression used here is one that would naturally refer to water as being brought; that is, to a small quantity; and would seem to imply that they were baptized, not by immersion, but by pouring or sprinkling.
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And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?"
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message.
"Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?"
"And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;
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