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 Bible
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
Darby Bible Translation
And the heart-knowing God bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit as to us also,
World English Bible
God, who knows the heart, testified about them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just like he did to us.
Young's Literal Translation
and the heart-knowing God did bare them testimony, having given to them the Holy Spirit, even as also to us,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And God, which knoweth the hearts - Acts 1:24. God thus knew whether they were true converts or not, and gave a demonstration that he acknowledged them as his.
Giving them the Holy Ghost ... - Acts 10:45-46.
LibraryA Good Man's Faults
'And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. 38. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.'--ACTS xv. 37, 38. Scripture narratives are remarkable for the frankness with which they tell the faults of the best men. It has nothing in common with the cynical spirit in historians, of which this age has seen eminent examples, which fastens upon the weak places in the noblest natures, like a wasp …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
"Now the End of the Commandment," &C.
Whether the Justification of the Ungodly is the Remission of Sins
Whether Purification of the Heart is an Effect of Faith
But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men,
And they prayed and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message.
"Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"
"For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials:
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