39 By this he meant the Spirit,(A) whom those who believed in him were later to receive.(B) Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.(C)

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38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized,(A) every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.(B) And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(C)

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15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit,(A) 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them;(B) they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.(C) 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them,(D) and they received the Holy Spirit.(E)

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and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit(A) when[a] you believed?”

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

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 19:2 Or after

I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit(A) by the works of the law,(B) or by believing what you heard?(C)

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