Acts 15:8
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New Living Translation
God knows people's hearts, and he confirmed that he accepts Gentiles by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he 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,

Acts 15:8 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

15:8 God bare them witness - That he had accepted them, by giving them the Holy Ghost.

Acts 15:8 Parallel Commentaries

"Jesus of Nazareth, a Biography, by John Mark," recognizes the author of the second Gospel as that "John, whose surname was Mark" (Acts 15:37), whom Barnabas chose as companion when he sailed for Cyprus on his second missionary journey. In making use of the new title, the plan of the Editor is to present "The Gospel: According to Mark" as it would be printed were it written in the twentieth rather than the first century. Mark's Gospel has been chosen for this purpose to make available in more readable
John Mark—Jesus of Nazareth - A Biography

The Subtraction Process
The baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire, the entering into the heavenly inheritance of Canaan, and the possession of the land, and all the blessings that follow are unmistakably a process of addition to the already blessed experience of the justified soul. This addition is scripturally termed "sanctification." No mortal language can ever express how much of an addition it is; but there must necessarily precede this marvelous grace, a definite and absolute subtraction, a loss of all things for the
J. W. Byers—Sanctification

As there are conditions requiring to be complied with in order to the obtaining of salvation, before one can be justified, e. g., conviction of sin, repentance, faith; so there are conditions for full salvation, for being "filled with the Holy Ghost." Conviction of our need is one, conviction of the existence of the blessing is another; but these have been already dealt with. "Cleansing" is another; before one can be filled with the Holy Ghost, one's heart must be "cleansed." "Giving them the Holy
John MacNeil—The Spirit-Filled Life

Second Missionary Journey
Scripture, Acts 15:36-18:22 +The Inception+--After the Jerusalem Council Paul returned to Antioch where he spent some time, "teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord with many others also." "And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren i+The Companions+ (Acts 15:37-40).--Barnabas proposed to take John Mark, his nephew, with them on this second journey. But Paul strenuously objected, basing his objection on the ground that this young man had deserted them
Henry T. Sell—Bible Studies in the Life of Paul

Cross References
John 2:24
But Jesus didn't trust them, because he knew human nature.

Acts 1:24
Then they all prayed, "O Lord, you know every heart. Show us which of these men you have chosen

Acts 2:4
And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

Acts 10:44
Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message.

Acts 10:47
"Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?"

Acts 15:28
"For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay no greater burden on you than these few requirements:

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