Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentActs 15:8
- Which knoweth the heart (kardiognwsthv).
- Late word from kardia (heart) and gnwsthv (known, ginwskw). In the N.T. only here and 1:24 which see.
- Giving them the Holy Spirit (douv to pneuma to agion).
- And before their baptism. This was the Lord's doing. They had accepted (11:18) this witness of God then and it was true now of these other Gentile converts.