Acts 22:16
New International Version
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’

New Living Translation
What are you waiting for? Get up and be baptized. Have your sins washed away by calling on the name of the Lord.’

English Standard Version
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

Berean Study Bible
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and wash your sins away, calling on His name.’

Berean Literal Bible
And now why do you delay? Having arisen, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.'

King James Bible
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

New King James Version
And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’

New American Standard Bible
Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins by calling on His name.’

NASB 1995
‘Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’

NASB 1977
‘And now why do you delay? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’

Amplified Bible
Now, why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins by calling on His name [for salvation].’

Christian Standard Bible
And now, why are you delaying? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now, why delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins by calling on His name.’”

American Standard Version
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on his name.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and be cleansed from your sins while you call upon his name.”

Contemporary English Version
What are you waiting for? Get up! Be baptized, and wash away your sins by praying to the Lord."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now why tarriest thou? Rise up, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, invoking his name.

English Revised Version
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on his name.

Good News Translation
And now, why wait any longer? Get up and be baptized and have your sins washed away by praying to him.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What are you waiting for now? Get up! Be baptized, and have your sins washed away as you call on his name.'

International Standard Version
So now, what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away as you call on his name.'

Literal Standard Version
and now, why do you linger? Having risen, immerse yourself, and wash away your sins, calling on the Name of the LORD.

NET Bible
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away, calling on his name.'

New Heart English Bible
Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.'

Weymouth New Testament
And now why delay? Rise, get yourself baptized, and wash off your sins, calling upon His name.'

World English Bible
Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'

Young's Literal Translation
and now, why tarriest thou? having risen, baptize thyself, and wash away thy sins, calling upon the name of the Lord.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Defense to the Crowd
15You will be His witness to everyone of what you have seen and heard. 16And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and wash your sins away, calling on His name.’ 17Later, when I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance…

Cross References
Psalm 51:2
Wash me clean of my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

John 13:8
"Never shall You wash my feet!" Peter told Him. Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me."

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 7:59
While they were stoning him, Stephen appealed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

Acts 9:18
At that instant, something like scales fell from Saul's eyes, and his sight was restored. He got up and was baptized,

1 Corinthians 6:11
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Ephesians 5:26
to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,


Treasury of Scripture

And now why tarry you? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

why.

Psalm 119:60
I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

Jeremiah 8:14
Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.

arise.

Acts 2:38
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.

Romans 6:3,4
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? …

1 Corinthians 6:11
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

calling.

Acts 2:21
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Acts 9:14
And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

Romans 10:12-14
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…









(16) Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins.--Here, again, we have words which are not in the narrative of Acts 9. They show that for the Apostle that baptism was no formal or ceremonial act, but was joined with repentance, and, faith being presupposed, brought with it the assurance of a real forgiveness. In St. Paul's language as to the "washing" (or, bath) of regeneration (Titus 3:5) we may trace his continued adherence to the idea which he had thus been taught to embrace on his first admission to the Church of Christ.

Calling on the name of the Lord.--The better MSS. give simply, "calling upon His name," i.e., the name of the Just One whom St. Paul had seen. The reading in the Received text probably arose from a wish to adapt the phrase to the language of Acts 2:21.

Verse 16. - His Name for the Name of the Lord, A.V. and T.R. Wash away thy sins; ἀπόλουσαι, only here and in 1 Corinthians 6:11, where it is found in exactly the same sense of "washing away sins" (see vers. 9, 10) in holy baptism. Hence the λουτρὸν παλιγγενεσίας, "the washing of regeneration" (Titus 3:5; comp. Ephesians 5:26; and see Acts 2:38, note). Calling on his Name (ἐπικαλεσάμενος); see Acts 2:21; Acts 7:59, note; Acts 9:14, 21; Romans 10:12, 13, 14; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Timothy 2:22: 1 Peter 1:17, all texts distinctly justifying prayer to the Lord Jesus.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

now
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

are you waiting for?
μέλλεις (melleis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

Get up,
ἀναστὰς (anastas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 450: To raise up, set up; I rise from among (the) dead; I arise, appear. From ana and histemi; to stand up.

be baptized,
βάπτισαι (baptisai)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 907: Lit: I dip, submerge, but specifically of ceremonial dipping; I baptize.

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

wash
ἀπόλουσαι (apolousai)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 628: To wash off, mid: I wash away (my sins, in baptism). From apo and louo; to wash fully, i.e. have remitted.

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

sins {away},
ἁμαρτίας (hamartias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 266: From hamartano; a sin.

calling on
ἐπικαλεσάμενος (epikalesamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1941: (a) To call (name) by a supplementary (additional, alternative) name, (b) mid: To call upon, appeal to, address.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

name.’
ὄνομα (onoma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.


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