Parallel Verses

King James Version

Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

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?”

Holman Bible

“Can anyone withhold water and prevent these people from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”

International Standard Version

"No one can stop us from using water to baptize these people who have received the Holy Spirit in the same way that we did, can they?"

A Conservative Version

Can any man forbid the water for these not to be immersed, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also?

American Standard Version

Can any man forbid the water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?

Amplified

“Can anyone refuse water for these people to be baptized, since they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?”

An Understandable Version

"Who can keep these people [i.e., Cornelius' household] from being immersed in water now that they have received the Holy Spirit just like we [apostles] have?" [See 2:4].

Anderson New Testament

Can any one for bid the water, that these should not be immersed, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?

Bible in Basic English

Will any man say that these may not have baptism who have been given the Holy Spirit as we have?

Common New Testament

"Can anyone refuse the water for these people to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

then Peter said, can we refuse the water of baptism to such as have received the holy spirit as well as we?

Darby Translation

Can any one forbid water that these should not be baptised, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also did?

Godbey New Testament

Then Peter responded, Whether is any one able to forbid the water, that these shall not be baptized, whosoever received the Holy Ghost as we indeed?

Goodspeed New Testament

"Can anyone refuse the use of water to baptize these people when they have received the holy Spirit just as we did?"

John Wesley New Testament

Then Peter answered, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Ghost, even as we?

Julia Smith Translation

Much less can any hinder water, for these not to be immersed, who received the Holy Spirit as also we?

King James 2000

Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Surely no one can withhold the water for these [people] to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also did!"

Modern King James verseion

Can anyone forbid water that these, who have received the Holy Ghost as well as we, should not be baptized?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Can any man forbid water that these should not be baptised, which have received the holy ghost as well as we?"

Moffatt New Testament

"Can anyone refuse water for the baptism of these people ??people who have received the holy Spirit just as we ourselves have?"

Montgomery New Testament

Then Peter said, "Can any one refuse water for the baptism of these men who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?"

NET Bible

"No one can withhold the water for these people to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"

New Heart English Bible

"Can any man forbid the water, that these who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we should not be baptized?"

Noyes New Testament

Can any one forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?

Sawyer New Testament

Can any forbid water that these should be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also have?

The Emphasized Bible

Surely then, the water, can no man forbid, that these should not be immersed, - seeing that, the Holy Spirit, they have received, as well as we.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Can any one forbid the water for baptising these persons, who have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Can any one refuse the water for the baptism of these people, now that they have received the Holy Spirit as we did ourselves?"

Webster

Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?

Weymouth New Testament

"Can any one forbid the use of water, and object to these persons being baptized--men who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?"

Williams New Testament

"No one can refuse the use of water, can he, for these to be baptized, since they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did ourselves?"

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?"

Worrell New Testament

"Can any one forbid the water, that these should not be immersed, who, indeed, received the Holy Spirit as well as we?"

Worsley New Testament

Then said Peter, Can any one forbid water, that these persons should not be baptized, who have received the holy Spirit, as well as we?

Youngs 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?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Can
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

κωλύω 
Koluo 
Usage: 15

ὕδωρ ὕδατος 
Hudor 
Usage: 63

κωλύω 
Koluo 
Usage: 15

τούτους 
Toutous 
Usage: 21

βαπτίζω 
Baptizo 
Usage: 65

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

βαπτίζω 
Baptizo 
Usage: 65

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

the Holy
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

as well
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

as

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Context Readings

Peter Speaks With Cornelius

46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.



Cross References

Acts 8:36

And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

Genesis 17:24-26

And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Acts 2:4

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 8:12

But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Acts 11:15-17

And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

Acts 15:8-9

And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

Romans 4:11

And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

Romans 10:12

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.

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