Acts 16:31
New International Version
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."

New Living Translation
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”

English Standard Version
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Berean Study Bible
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Berean Literal Bible
And they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household."

New American Standard Bible
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household."

King James Bible
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Christian Standard Bible
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."

Contemporary English Version
They replied, "Have faith in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved! This is also true for everyone who lives in your home."

Good News Translation
They answered, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your family."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household."

International Standard Version
They answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved."

NET Bible
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household."

New Heart English Bible
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said to him, “Trust in our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, and you shall live, you and your household.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They answered, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved."

New American Standard 1977
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you and your household.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house.

American King James Version
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house.

American Standard Version
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said: Believe in the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.

English Revised Version
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Weymouth New Testament
"Believe on the Lord Jesus," they replied, "and both you and your household will be saved."

World English Bible
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."

Young's Literal Translation
and they said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved -- thou and thy house;'
Study Bible
The Conversion of the Jailer
30Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32Then Paul and Silas spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house.…
Cross References
Mark 16:16
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Acts 11:14
He will convey to you a message by which you and all your household will be saved.'

Acts 16:15
And when she and her household had been baptized, she urged us, "If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my house." And she persuaded us.

Acts 16:32
Then Paul and Silas spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house.

Romans 10:9
that if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Treasury of Scripture

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house.

Believe.

Acts 2:38,39
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost…

Acts 4:12
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 8:37
And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

and thy.

Acts 16:15,32
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us…

Acts 2:39
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Acts 18:8
And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.







Lexicon
They replied,
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Believe
Πίστευσον (Pisteuson)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κύριον (Kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦν (Iēsoun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

you will be saved,
σωθήσῃ (sōthēsē)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

you
σὺ (sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

household.”
οἶκός (oikos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.
(31) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.--The plural pronoun is not without significance. St. Paul was not the only teacher. Silvanus also took part in the work of conversion. The words have naturally become, as it were, the crucial instance--standing nearly on the same level as that of the penitent robber on the cross--of the conditions of salvation. To believe in Christ, with all that this faith involved, was to obtain salvation, i.e., deliverance from sin, and not only from the penalty of sin, in this world and in the world to come. The Greek presents a contrast which is lost in the English. He had called them by the usual title of respect, Kyrii (= Sirs, or Lords); they answer that there is one Kyrios, the Lord Jesus Christ, who alone can save.

Verse 31. - Jesus for Jesus Christ, A.V. and T.R.; thou and thy house for and thy house, A.V. 16:25-34 The consolations of God to his suffering servants are neither few nor small. How much more happy are true Christians than their prosperous enemies! As in the dark, so out of the depths, we may cry unto God. No place, no time is amiss for prayer, if the heart be lifted up to God. No trouble, however grievous, should hinder us from praise. Christianity proves itself to be of God, in that it obliges us to be just to our own lives. Paul cried aloud to make the jailer hear, and to make him heed, saying, Do thyself no harm. All the cautions of the word of God against sin, and all appearances of it, and approaches to it, have this tendency. Man, woman, do not ruin thyself; hurt not thyself, and then none else can hurt thee; do not sin, for nothing but that can hurt thee. Even as to the body, we are cautioned against the sins which do harm to that. Converting grace changes people's language of and to good people and good ministers. How serious the jailer's inquiry! His salvation becomes his great concern; that lies nearest his heart, which before was furthest from his thoughts. It is his own precious soul that he is concerned about. Those who are thoroughly convinced of sin, and truly concerned about their salvation, will give themselves up to Christ. Here is the sum of the whole gospel, the covenant of grace in a few words; Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. The Lord so blessed the word, that the jailer was at once softened and humbled. He treated them with kindness and compassion, and, professing faith in Christ, was baptized in that name, with his family. The Spirit of grace worked such a strong faith in them, as did away further doubt; and Paul and Silas knew by the Spirit, that a work of God was wrought in them. When sinners are thus converted, they will love and honour those whom they before despised and hated, and will seek to lessen the suffering they before desired to increase. When the fruits of faith begin to appear, terrors will be followed by confidence and joy in God.
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