Commanded (prosetaxen). First aorist active indicative. Peter himself abstained from baptizing on this occasion (cf. Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:14 ). Evidently it was done by the six Jewish brethren. Them to be baptized (autou baptisqhnai). Accusative of general reference with the first aorist passive infinitive. In the name of Jesus Christ (en twi onomati Ihsou Cristou). The essential name in Christian baptism as in 1 Corinthians 2:38 ; 1 Corinthians 19:5 . But these passages give the authority for the act, not the formula that was employed (Alvah Hovey in Hackett's Commentary. See also chapter on the Baptismal Formula in my The Christ of the Logia). "Golden days" (aurei die, Bengel) were these for the whole group.