New Living Translation
37 You know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee, after John began preaching his message of baptism. 38 And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
39 “And we apostles are witnesses of all he did throughout Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a cross,[a] 40 but God raised him to life on the third day. Then God allowed him to appear, 41 not to the general public,[b] but to us whom God had chosen in advance to be his witnesses. We were those who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. 43 He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.”
The Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit
44 Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message. 45 The Jewish believers[c] who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too. 46 For they heard them speaking in other tongues[d] and praising God.
Then Peter asked, 47 “Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?” 48 So he gave orders for them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterward Cornelius asked him to stay with them for several days.Read full chapter
English Standard Version
37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, (A)beginning (B)from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: 38 how (C)God anointed Jesus of Nazareth (D)with the Holy Spirit and with (E)power. He went about doing good and healing all (F)who were oppressed by the devil, (G)for God was with him. 39 And (H)we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. (I)They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but (J)God raised him on (K)the third day and made him to (L)appear, 41 (M)not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as (N)witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And (O)he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify (P)that he is the one appointed by God to be judge (Q)of the living and the dead. 43 (R)To him (S)all the prophets bear witness that (T)everyone who believes in him receives (U)forgiveness of sins (V)through his name.”
The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles
44 While Peter was still saying these things, (W)the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among (X)the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because (Y)the gift of the Holy Spirit (Z)was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them (AA)speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, 47 (AB)“Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit (AC)just as we have?” 48 And he (AD)commanded them (AE)to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.Read full chapter