Parallel Verses

Amplified

And God, Who is acquainted with and understands the heart, bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit as He also did to us;

New American Standard Bible

"And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

And God, who knows the heart, testified to them by giving the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us.

International Standard Version

God, who knows everyone's heart, showed them he approved by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us.

A Conservative Version

And God, who knows the heart, testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, just as also to us.

American Standard Version

And God, who knoweth the heart, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us;

An Understandable Version

And God, who knows [all people's] hearts, gave His testimony [to their acceptance] by giving them the Holy Spirit just as He did to us [See 11:15-17].

Anderson New Testament

And God, who knows the heart, became a witness for them, by giving them the Holy Spirit, as he gave it also to us;

Bible in Basic English

And God, the searcher of hearts, was a witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit even as he did to us;

Common New Testament

And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he also did to us;

Daniel Mace New Testament

God who knows their hearts has granted them a testimonial, by giving them the holy spirit, even as he did to us:

Darby Translation

And the heart-knowing God bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit as to us also,

Godbey New Testament

And God, who knows the heart, witnessed to them, giving to them the Holy Ghost, as also to us;

Goodspeed New Testament

And God who knows men's hearts testified for them by giving them the holy Spirit just as he had done to us,

John Wesley New Testament

And God who knoweth the heart, bare them witness, giving the Holy Ghost to them, even as also to us.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us,

Julia Smith Translation

And God the knower of hearts testified to them, having given them the Holy Spirit, as also us;

King James 2000

And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And God, who knows the heart, testified to them [by] giving [them] the Holy Spirit, just as he also [did] to us.

Modern King James verseion

And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit even as to us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And God which knoweth the heart, bare them witness, and gave unto them the holy ghost, even as he did unto us;

Moffatt New Testament

The God who reads the hearts of all attested this by giving them the holy Spirit just as he gave it to us;

Montgomery New Testament

"And God, who knows the hearts of all, gave this testimony in their behalf, by bestowing upon them the Holy Spirit just as he did upon us;

NET Bible

And God, who knows the heart, has testified to them by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us,

New Heart English Bible

God, who knows the heart, testified about them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just like he did to us.

Noyes New Testament

And God, who knoweth the heart, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, as he gave it to us;

Sawyer New Testament

And the heart-searching God testified to them, giving to them the Holy Spirit even as to us,

The Emphasized Bible

And, the heart-observing God, bare witness, - unto them, giving the Holy Spirit, just as, even unto us;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And God, who is the discerner of the heart, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as to us;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Now God, who reads all hearts, declared his acceptance of the Gentiles, by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us.

Webster

And God, who knoweth the hearts, bore them witness, giving to them the Holy Spirit, even as he did to us:

Weymouth New Testament

And God, who knows all hearts, gave His testimony in their favour by bestowing the Holy Spirit on them just as He did on us;

Williams New Testament

And God who knows men's hearts testifies for them by giving them the Holy Spirit, as He did us,

World English Bible

God, who knows the heart, testified about them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just like he did to us.

Worrell New Testament

And the heart-knowing God bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as to us:

Worsley New Testament

And God who knoweth the heart, bare witness to them, giving them the holy Spirit, as He had done also to us:

Youngs Literal Translation

and the heart-knowing God did bare them testimony, having given to them the Holy Spirit, even as also to us,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

καρδιογνώστης 
Kardiognostes 
Usage: 2

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58




Usage: 0
Usage: 0

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

the Holy
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334


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

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

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Acts 15:8

References

Context Readings

The Jerusalem Council

7 And after there had been a long debate, Peter got up and said to them, Brethren, you know that quite a while ago God made a choice or selection from among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the message of the Gospel [concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God] and believe (credit and place their confidence in it). 8 And God, Who is acquainted with and understands the heart, bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit as He also did to us; 9 And He made no difference between us and them, but cleansed their hearts by faith ( by a strong and welcome conviction that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God).


Cross References

Acts 1:24

And they prayed and said, You, Lord, Who know all hearts ( their thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, purposes, and endeavors), indicate to us which one of these two You have chosen

Acts 2:4

And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words].

Acts 10:47

Can anyone forbid or refuse water for baptizing these people, seeing that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?

Acts 14:3

So [Paul and Barnabas] stayed on there for a long time, speaking freely and fearlessly and boldly in the Lord, Who continued to bear testimony to the Word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be performed by their hands.

1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.

1 Kings 8:39

Then hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and forgive and act and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart You know, for You and You only know the hearts of all the children of men,

1 Chronicles 28:9

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever!

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy Your people who are present here offer voluntarily and freely to You.

Psalm 44:21

Would not God discover this? For He knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:1-2

O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me.

Jeremiah 11:20

But, O Lord of hosts, Who judges rightly and justly, Who tests the heart and the mind, let me see Your vengeance on them, for to You I have revealed and committed my cause [rolling it upon You].

Jeremiah 17:10

I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 20:12

But, O Lord of hosts, You Who try the righteous, Who see the heart and the mind, let me see Your vengeance on them, for to You have I revealed and committed my cause.

John 2:24-25

But Jesus [for His part] did not trust Himself to them, because He knew all [men];

John 5:37

And the Father Who sent Me has Himself testified concerning Me. Not one of you has ever given ear to His voice or seen His form (His face -- "what He is like). [You have always been deaf to His voice and blind to the vision of Him.]

John 21:17

He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me [with a deep, instinctive, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend]? Peter was grieved (was saddened and hurt) that He should ask him the third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You [that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.

Acts 4:31

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage.

Acts 10:44-45

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who were listening to the message.

Acts 11:15-17

When I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as He did on us at the beginning.

Hebrews 2:4

[Besides this evidence] it was also established and plainly endorsed by God, Who showed His approval of it by signs and wonders and various miraculous manifestations of [His] power and by imparting the gifts of the Holy Spirit [to the believers] according to His own will.

Hebrews 4:13

And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.

Revelation 2:23

And I will strike her children (her proper followers) dead [thoroughly exterminating them]. And all the assemblies (churches) shall recognize and understand that I am He Who searches minds (the thoughts, feelings, and purposes) and the [inmost] hearts, and I will give to each of you [the reward for what you have done] as your work deserves.

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