New International Version
"Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have."
King James Bible
Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
Darby Bible Translation
Can any one forbid water that these should not be baptised, who have received the Holy Spirit as we also [did]?
World English Bible
"Can any man forbid the water, that these who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we should not be baptized?"
Young's Literal Translation
Then answered Peter, 'The water is any one able to forbid, that these may not be baptized, who the Holy Spirit did receive -- even as also we?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Can any man forbid water - These had evidently received the Holy Ghost, and consequently were become members of the mystical body of Christ; and yet St. Peter requires that they shall receive baptism by water, that they might become members of the Christian Church. In other cases, they received baptism first, and the Spirit afterwards by the imposition of hands: see Acts 19:4-6, where the disciples who had received only the baptism of John were baptized again with water in the name of the Lord Jesus; and, after even this, the apostles prayed, and laid their hands on them, before they were made partakers of the Holy Ghost. So we find that Jesus Christ had his water baptism as well as John; and that even he who gave the baptism of the Holy Ghost required the administration of water baptism also. Therefore the baptism of the Spirit did not supersede the baptism by water; nor indeed can it; as baptism, as well as the supper of our Lord, were intended, not only to be means of grace, but standing, irrefragable proofs of the truth of Christianity.
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All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?"
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.
So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God's way?"
God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.
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