Acts 19:2

He said unto them, Received you the Holy Spirit when you believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Spirit.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
St. Paul first inquires of them, if they have received the Holy Spirit by confirmation. Their answer is probably not to be interpreted with rigour; since they must have heard something of the holy Spirit, so often mentioned in the Old Testament, by whom the prophets are said to speak They meant, they did not know there was in the Church, any means of communicating this Spirit to the faithful. (Calmet)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
He knew that they had not, but wishes themselves to say it, that having learned what they lack, they may ask. John verily baptized, etc.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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