New Living Translation
As soon as they arrived, they prayed for these new believers to receive the Holy Spirit.
King James Bible
Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
Darby Bible Translation
who, having come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit;
World English Bible
who, when they had come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit;
Young's Literal Translation
who having come down did pray concerning them, that they may receive the Holy Spirit, --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:15 The Holy Ghost - In his miraculous gifts? Or his sanctifying graces? Probably in both.
LibraryPeriod iii. The Critical Period: A. D. 140 to A. D. 200
The interval between the close of the post-apostolic age and the end of the second century, or from about 140 to 200, may be called the Critical Period of Ancient Christianity. In this period there grew up conceptions of Christianity which were felt by the Church, as a whole, to be fundamentally opposed to its essential spirit and to constitute a serious menace to the Christian faith as it had been commonly received. These conceptions, which grew up both alongside of, and within the Church, have …
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History
And on the Day Following He Went Forth Still More Eagerly Bent on The...
Whether Baptism Can be Conferred in the Name of Christ?
Peter replied, "Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
"Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" he asked them. "No," they replied, "we haven't even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
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