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Acts 15:8

    Acts 15:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And God, which knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did to us;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And God, who knoweth the heart, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And God, the searcher of hearts, was a witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit even as he did to us;

    Webster's Revision

    And God, who knoweth the heart, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us;

    World English Bible

    God, who knows the heart, testified about them, giving them the Holy Spirit, just like he did to us.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And God, which knoweth the heart, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 15:8

    And God which knoweth the hearts - Ο καρδιογνωϚης Θεος. We had this epithet of the Divine Being once before; see Acts 1:24, and the note there: it occurs no where else in the New Testament.

    Bare them witness - Considered them as proper or fit to receive the Gospel of Christ. It is properly remarked by learned men, that μαρτυρειν τινι, to bear witness to any person, signifies to approve, to testify in behalf of. Here it signifies that, as God evidently sent the Gospel to the Gentiles, and, by the preaching of it, conveyed the Holy Spirit to them who believed, and as he can make no improper judgment of any who knows all hearts and their secrets, therefore what he had done was right: he saw that it was time for them to receive the Gospel; and he saw that they might be safely trusted with this heavenly deposit; and the experience of eighteen hundred years has justified the conduct of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 15:8

    And God, which knoweth the hearts - Acts 1:24. God thus knew whether they were true converts or not, and gave a demonstration that he acknowledged them as his.

    Giving them the Holy Ghost ... - Acts 10:45-46.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 15:8

    15:8 God bare them witness - That he had accepted them, by giving them the Holy Ghost.