14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria(A) had accepted the word of God,(B) they sent Peter and John(C) to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit,(D) 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them;(E) they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.(F) 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them,(G) and they received the Holy Spirit.(H)

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38 how God anointed(A) Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing(B) all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.(C)

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44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on(A) all who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter(B) were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out(C) even on Gentiles.(D) 46 For they heard them speaking in tongues[a](E) and praising God.

Then Peter said, 47 “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water.(F) They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.”(G)

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  1. Acts 10:46 Or other languages

15 “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on(A) them as he had come on us at the beginning.(B) 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with[a] water,(C) but you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.’(D) 17 So if God gave them the same gift(E) he gave us(F) who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?”

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  1. Acts 11:16 Or in
  2. Acts 11:16 Or in

Paul in Ephesus

19 While Apollos(A) was at Corinth,(B) Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus.(C) There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit(D) when[a] you believed?”

They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”

“John’s baptism,” they replied.

Paul said, “John’s baptism(E) was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”(F) On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.(G) When Paul placed his hands on them,(H) the Holy Spirit came on them,(I) and they spoke in tongues[b](J) and prophesied.

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  1. Acts 19:2 Or after
  2. Acts 19:6 Or other languages