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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Acts 10:42–48

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42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to solemnly testify that He is the One appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead. s 43 All the prophets testify t about Him that through His name u everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins.” v

Gentile Conversion and Baptism

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came down w on all those who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers x who had come with Peter were astounded because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. y 46 For they heard them speaking in other * languages and declaring the greatness of z God.

Then Peter responded, 47 “Can anyone withhold water and prevent these people from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” a 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. b Then they asked him to stay for a few days.

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