Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

And God, who knows the heart, testified to them by giving the Holy Spirit, just 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;

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;

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;

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 After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: “Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe. 8 And God, who knows the heart, testified to them by giving the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us. 9 He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.


Cross References

Acts 1:24

Then they prayed, “You, Lord, know the hearts of all; show which of these two You have chosen

Acts 2:4

Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech.

Acts 10:47

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

Acts 14:3

So they stayed there for some time and spoke boldly in reliance on the Lord, who testified to the message of His grace by granting that signs and wonders be performed through them.

1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.”

1 Kings 8:39

may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place,
and may You forgive, act, and repay the man,
according to all his ways, since You know his heart,
for You alone know every human heart,

1 Chronicles 28:9

“As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with what is right. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

Psalm 44:21

wouldn’t God have found this out,
since He knows the secrets of the heart?

Psalm 139:1-2

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Lord, You have searched me and known me.

Jeremiah 11:20

But, Lord of Hosts, who judges righteously,
who tests heart and mind,
let me see Your vengeance on them,
for I have presented my case to You.

Jeremiah 17:10

I, Yahweh, examine the mind,
I test the heart
to give to each according to his way,
according to what his actions deserve.

Jeremiah 20:12

Lord of Hosts, testing the righteous
and seeing the heart and mind,
let me see Your vengeance on them,
for I have presented my case to You.

John 2:24-25

Jesus, however, would not entrust Himself to them, since He knew them all

John 5:37

The Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You have not heard His voice at any time, and you haven’t seen His form.

John 21:17

He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you love Me?” He said, “Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You.” “Feed My sheep,” Jesus said.

Acts 4:31

When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak God’s message with boldness.

Acts 10:44-45

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who heard the message.

Acts 11:15-17

“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came down on them, just as on us at the beginning.

Hebrews 2:4

At the same time, God also testified by signs and wonders, various miracles, and distributions of gifts from the Holy Spirit according to His will.

Hebrews 4:13

No creature is hidden from Him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account.

Revelation 2:23

I will kill her children with the plague. Then all the churches will know that I am the One who examines minds and hearts, and I will give to each of you according to your works.

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