5ThenPhilip went downto the city of Samaria, and preachedChrist unto them.6And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philipspake , hearingandseeing the miracleswhich he did .
7Foruncleanspirits,crying with loudvoice, came out of many that were possessed with them: andmany taken with palsies , and that were lame, were healed .
8And there wasgreatjoyinthatcity.9But there was a certainman,calledSimon, which beforetimein the same city used sorcery , andbewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himselfwassome great one:10
To whom they all gave heed , from the leastto the greatest,saying , This manis the greatpower of God.11And to him they had regard , because that of longtime he had bewitchedthem with sorceries.12Butwhen they believedPhilippreaching the things concerning the kingdom of God,and the name of JesusChrist, they were baptized , bothmenandwomen.13ThenSimonhimselfbelievedalso:and when he was baptized , he continued with Philip,andwondered , beholding the miraclesaandsignswhich were done .
14Now when the apostleswhich were atJerusalemheardthatSamaria had received the word of God, they sentuntothemPeterandJohn:15Who, when they were come down , prayedforthem,that they might receive the HolyGhost:16
(For as yet he wasfallenuponnone of them:onlytheywerebaptizedin the name of the Lord Jesus.)
17Then laid they their handsonthem,and they received the HolyGhost.18And when Simonsawthatthrough laying on of the apostles'hands the HolyGhost was given , he offeredthemmoney,19Saying , Give me alsothispower,thatonwhomsoeverIlayhands, he may receive the HolyGhost.20ButPetersaiduntohim,Thymoneyperishwiththee,because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchasedwithmoney.21Thouhastneitherpartnorlotinthismatter:forthyheartisnotright in the sight of God.22Repentthereforeofthisthywickedness,andprayGod,ifperhaps the thought of thineheart may be forgiventhee.23For I perceive that thouartin the gall of bitterness,and in the bond of iniquity.24ThenansweredSimon, and said , Prayyeto the Lordforme,that none of these thingswhich ye have spokencomeuponme.25
And they, whenthey had testifiedandpreached the word of the Lord,returnedtoJerusalem,and preached the gospel in manyvillages of the Samaritans.