And Philip came down into a city of Samaria, and preached to them Christ.
And the people gave attention to these things [to those things] that were said of Philip, with one will hearing and seeing the signs that he did.
For many of them that had unclean spirits, cried with great voice, and went out [crying with great voice, went out]. And many sick in the palsy [Forsooth many sick in palsy], and crooked, were healed.
Therefore great joy was made in that city.
But there was a man in that city, whose name was Simon, a witch [Forsooth there was some man, Simon by name, which before was in the city a witch], that had deceived the folk of Samaria, saying, that himself was some great man.
Whom all harkened [To whom all harkened], from the least to the most, and said [saying], This is the virtue of God, which is called great.
And they believed him, for long time he had madded them with his witchcrafts. [Forsooth all believed him, for this thing, that much time he had made them mad with his witchings.]
But when they had believed to Philip, preaching of the kingdom of God, men and women were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. [Soothly when they had believed to Philip, evangelizing of the kingdom of God, in the name of Jesus Christ, men and women were baptized.]
And then also Simon himself believed [Then also Simon himself believed]; and when he was baptized, he drew to Philip; and he saw also that signs and great works of power were done [he seeing also signs and most virtues to be made], he was astonished, and wondered.
But when the apostles that were at Jerusalem, had heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John.
And when they came, they prayed for them [The which, when they came, prayed for them], that they should receive the Holy Ghost;
for he came not yet into any of them [forsooth not yet he came into any of them], but they were baptized only in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
And when Simon had seen, that the Holy Ghost was given by laying on of [the] hands of the apostles, and he proffered to them money [he offered to them money],
and said, Give ye also to me this power, that [to] whomever I shall lay on mine hands, that he receive the Holy Ghost. [saying, Give to me and this power, that on whomever I shall put on hands, he receive the Holy Ghost.]
But Peter said to him, Thy money be with thee into perdition, for thou guessedest that the gift of God should be had for money [for thou guessedest the gift of God for to be had with money].
There is no part, nor lot to thee [Part is not to thee, neither sort], in this word, for thine heart is not rightful before God.
Therefore do thou penance for this wickedness of thee, and pray God, if peradventure this thought of thine heart be forgiven to thee.
For I see that thou art in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of wickedness.
And Simon answered, and said, Pray ye for me to the Lord, that nothing of these things that ye have said, come on me.
And they witnessed, and spake the word of the Lord, and went again to Jerusalem, and preached [and evangelized] to many countries of Samaritans.