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for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit.”(A)

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31 [a]As they prayed, the place where they were gathered shook, and they were all filled with the holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.(A)

Life in the Christian Community.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 4:31 The place…shook: the earthquake is used as a sign of the divine presence in Ex 19:18; Is 6:4. Here the shaking of the building symbolizes God’s favorable response to the prayer. Luke may have had as an additional reason for using the symbol in this sense the fact that it was familiar in the Hellenistic world. Ovid and Virgil also employ it.
  2. 4:32–37 This is the second summary characterizing the Jerusalem community (see note on Acts 2:42–47). It emphasizes the system of the distribution of goods and introduces Barnabas, who appears later in Acts as the friend and companion of Paul, and who, as noted here (Acts 4:37), endeared himself to the community by a donation of money through the sale of property. This sharing of material possessions continues a practice that Luke describes during the historical ministry of Jesus (Lk 8:3) and is in accord with the sayings of Jesus in Luke’s gospel (Lk 12:33; 16:9, 11, 13).

15 who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the holy Spirit,

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17 Then they laid hands on them and they received the holy Spirit.(A)

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The Baptism of Cornelius. 44 (A)While Peter was still speaking these things, the holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word.[a]

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  1. 10:44 Just as the Jewish Christians received the gift of the Spirit, so too do the Gentiles.

15 As I began to speak, the holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning,(A) 16 and I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, ‘John baptized with water but you will be baptized with the holy Spirit.’(B)

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And God, who knows the heart, bore witness by granting them the holy Spirit just as he did us.(A)

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And when Paul laid [his] hands on them, the holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.(A)

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30 Send forth your spirit, they are created
    and you renew the face of the earth.

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