And Saul was there, giving approval to his death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
Sau'lo? N-NSM de; CONJ h\n V-IXI-3S suneudokw'n V-PAP-NSM th'/ T-DSF ajnairevsei N-DSF aujtou'. P-GSM #Egevneto V-2ADI-3S de; CONJ ejn PREP ejkeivnh/ D-DSF th'/ T-DSF hJmevra/ N-DSF diwgmo;? N-NSM mevga? A-NSM ejpi; PREP th;n T-ASF ejkklhsivan N-ASF th;n T-ASF ejn PREP JIerosoluvmoi?: N-DPN pavnte? A-NPM de; CONJ diespavrhsan V-API-3P kata; PREP ta;? T-APF cwvra? N-APF th'? T-GSF #Ioudaiva? N-GSF kai; CONJ Samareiva? N-GSF plh;n ADV tw'n T-GPM ajpostovlwn. N-GPM
Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.
sunekovmisan V-AAI-3P de; CONJ to;n T-ASM Stevfanon N-ASM a~ndre? N-NPM eujlabei'? A-NPM kai; CONJ ejpoivhsan V-AAI-3P kopeto;n N-ASM mevgan A-ASM ejpj PREP aujtw'/. P-DSM
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.
Sau'lo? N-NSM de; CONJ ejlumaivneto V-INI-3S th;n T-ASF ejkklhsivan N-ASF kata; PREP tou;? T-APM oi~kou? N-APM eijsporeuovmeno?, V-PNP-NSM suvrwn V-PAP-NSM te PRT a~ndra? N-APM kai; CONJ gunai'ka? N-APF paredivdou V-IAI-3S eij? PREP fulakhvn. N-ASF
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
OiJ T-NPM me;n PRT ou\n CONJ diasparevnte? V-2APP-NPM dih'lqon V-2AAI-3S eujaggelizovmenoi V-PMP-NPM to;n T-ASM lovgon. N-ASM
Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there.
Fivlippo? N-NSM de; CONJ katelqw;n V-2AAP-NSM eij? PREP ?th;n? T-ASF povlin N-ASF th'? T-GSF Samareiva? N-GSF ejkhvrussen V-IAI-3S aujtoi'? P-DPM to;n T-ASM Xristovn. N-ASM
When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said.
prosei'con V-IAI-3P de; CONJ oiJ T-NPM o~cloi N-NPM toi'? T-DPN legomevnoi? V-PPP-DPN uJpo; PREP tou' T-GSM Filivppou N-GSM oJmoqumado;n ADV ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM ajkouvein V-PAN aujtou;? P-APM kai; CONJ blevpein V-PAN ta; T-APN shmei'a N-APN aJ; R-APN ejpoivei: V-IAI-3S
With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed.
polloi; A-NPM ga;r CONJ tw'n T-GPM ejcovntwn V-PAP-GPM pneuvmata N-APN ajkavqarta A-APN bow'nta V-PAP-NPN fwnh'/ N-DSF megavlh/ A-DSF ejxhvrconto, polloi; A-NPM de; CONJ paralelumevnoi V-RPP-NPM kai; CONJ cwloi; A-NPM ejqerapeuvqhsan: V-API-3P
So there was great joy in that city.
ejgevneto V-2ADI-3S de; CONJ pollh; A-NSF cara; N-NSF ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF povlei N-DSF ejkeivnh/. D-DSF
Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great,
jAnh;r N-NSM dev CONJ ti? X-NSM ojnovmati N-DSN Sivmwn N-NSM prou>ph'rcen V-IAI-3S ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF povlei N-DSF mageuvwn V-PAP-NSM kai; CONJ ejxistavnwn to; T-ASN e~qno? N-ASN th'? T-GSF Samareiva?, N-GSF levgwn V-PAP-NSM ei\naiv V-PXN tina X-ASM eJauto;n F-3ASM mevgan, A-ASM
and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, "This man is the divine power known as the Great Power."
wJ'/ R-DSM prosei'con V-IAI-3P pavnte? A-NPM ajpo; PREP mikrou' A-GSM e&w? CONJ megavlou A-GSM levgonte?, V-PAP-NPM OuJ'tov? D-NSM ejstin V-PXI-3S hJ T-NSF duvnami? N-NSF tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM hJ T-NSF kaloumevnh V-PPP-NSF Megavlh. A-NSF
They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.
prosei'con V-IAI-3P de; CONJ aujtw'/ P-DSM dia; PREP to; T-ASN iJkanw'/ A-DSM crovnw/ N-DSM tai'? T-DPF mageivai? N-DPF ejxestakevnai aujtouv?. P-APM
But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
o&te ADV de; CONJ ejpivsteusan V-AAI-3P tw'/ T-DSM Filivppw/ N-DSM eujaggelizomevnw/ V-PMP-DSM peri; PREP th'? T-GSF basileiva? N-GSF tou' T-GSN qeou' N-GSM kai; CONJ tou' T-GSN ojnovmato? N-GSN #Ihsou' N-GSM Xristou', N-GSM ejbaptivzonto V-IPI-3P a~ndre? N-NPM te PRT kai; CONJ gunai'ke?. N-NPF
Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ Sivmwn N-NSM kai; CONJ aujto;? P-NSM ejpivsteusen, V-AAI-3S kai; CONJ baptisqei;? V-APP-NSM h\n V-IXI-3S proskarterw'n V-PAP-NSM tw'/ T-DSM Filivppw/, N-DSM qewrw'n V-PAP-NSM te PRT shmei'a N-APN kai; CONJ dunavmei? N-APF megavla? A-APF ginomevna? V-PNP-APF ejxivstato.
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
jAkouvsante? V-AAP-NPM de; CONJ oiJ T-NPM ejn PREP JIerosoluvmoi? N-DPN ajpovstoloi N-NPM o&ti CONJ devdektai V-RNI-3S hJ T-NSF Samavreia N-NSF to;n T-ASM lovgon N-ASM tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM ajpevsteilan V-AAI-3P pro;? PREP aujtou;? P-APM Pevtron N-ASM kai; CONJ #Iwavnnhn, N-ASM
When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit,
oi&tine? R-NPM katabavnte? V-2AAP-NPM proshuvxanto peri; PREP aujtw'n P-GPM o&pw? ADV lavbwsin V-2AAS-3P pneu'ma N-ASN a&gion: A-ASN
because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
oujdevpw ADV ga;r CONJ h\n V-IXI-3S ejpj PREP oujdeni; A-DSM aujtw'n P-GPM ejpipeptwkov?, V-RAP-NSN movnon ADV de; CONJ bebaptismevnoi V-RPP-NPM uJph'rcon V-IAI-3P eij? PREP to; T-ASN o~noma N-ASN tou' T-GSM kurivou N-GSM #Ihsou'. N-GSM
Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
tovte ADV ejpetivqesan V-IAI-3P ta;? T-APF cei'ra? N-APF ejpj PREP aujtouv?, P-APM kai; CONJ ejlavmbanon V-IAI-3P pneu'ma N-ASN a&gion. A-ASN
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money
ijdw;n V-2AAP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM Sivmwn N-NSM o&ti CONJ dia; PREP th'? T-GSF ejpiqevsew? N-GSF tw'n T-GPM ceirw'n N-GPF tw'n T-GPM ajpostovlwn N-GPM divdotai V-PPI-3S to; T-ASN pneu'ma, N-ASN proshvnegken V-AAI-3S aujtoi'? P-DPM crhvmata N-APN
and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."
levgwn, V-PAP-NSM Dovte V-2AAM-2P kajmoi; P-1DS th;n T-ASF ejxousivan tauvthn D-ASF i&na CONJ wJ'/ R-DSM eja;n COND ejpiqw' V-2AAS-1S ta;? T-APF cei'ra? N-APF lambavnh/ V-PAS-3S pneu'ma N-ASN a&gion. A-ASN
Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!
Pevtro? N-NSM de; CONJ ei\pen V-2AAI-3S pro;? PREP aujtovn, P-ASM To; T-NSN ajrguvriovn N-NSN sou P-2GS su;n PREP soi; P-2DS ei~h V-PXO-3S eij? PREP ajpwvleian, N-ASF o&ti CONJ th;n T-ASF dwrea;n N-ASF tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM ejnovmisa? V-AAI-2S dia; PREP crhmavtwn N-GPN kta'sqai. V-PNN
You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.
oujk PRT e~stin V-PXI-3S soi P-2DS meri;? N-NSF oujde; ADV klh'ro? N-NSM ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM lovgw/ N-DSM touvtw/, D-DSM hJ T-NSF ga;r CONJ kardiva N-NSF sou P-2GS oujk PRT e~stin V-PXI-3S eujqei'a A-NSF e~nanti ADV tou' T-GSM qeou'. N-GSM
Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart.
metanovhson V-AAM-2S ou\n CONJ ajpo; PREP th'? T-GSF kakiva? N-GSF sou P-2GS tauvth?, D-GSF kai; CONJ dehvqhti V-AOM-2S tou' T-GSM kurivou N-GSM eij COND a~ra PRT ajfeqhvsetaiv V-FPI-3S soi P-2DS hJ T-NSF ejpivnoia N-NSF th'? T-GSF kardiva? N-GSF sou: P-2GS
For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin."
eij? PREP ga;r CONJ colh;n N-ASF pikriva? N-GSF kai; CONJ suvndesmon N-ASM ajdikiva? N-GSF oJrw' V-PAI-1S se P-2AS o~nta. V-PXP-ASM
Then Simon answered, "Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me."
ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM Sivmwn N-NSM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Dehvqhte V-AOM-2P uJmei'? P-2NP uJpe;r PREP ejmou' P-1GS pro;? PREP to;n T-ASM kuvrion N-ASM o&pw? ADV mhde;n A-NSN ejpevlqh/ V-2AAS-3S ejpj PREP ejme; P-1AS wJ'n R-GPN eijrhvkate. V-RAI-2P-ATT
When they had testified and proclaimed the word of the Lord, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.
OiJ T-NPM me;n PRT ou\n CONJ diamarturavmenoi V-ADP-NPM kai; CONJ lalhvsante? V-AAP-NPM to;n T-ASM lovgon N-ASM tou' T-GSM kurivou N-GSM uJpevstrefon V-IAI-3P eij? PREP JIerosovluma, N-ASF pollav? A-APF te PRT kwvma? N-APF tw'n T-GPM Samaritw'n N-GPM eujhggelivzonto. V-IMI-3P
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road--the desert road--that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."
~aggelo? N-NSM de; CONJ kurivou N-GSM ejlavlhsen V-AAI-3S pro;? PREP Fivlippon N-ASM levgwn, V-PAP-NSM #Anavsthqi V-2AAM-2S kai; CONJ poreuvou V-PNM-2S kata; PREP meshmbrivan N-ASF ejpi; PREP th;n T-ASF oJdo;n N-ASF th;n T-ASF katabaivnousan V-PAP-ASF ajpo; PREP rousalh;m N-PRI eij? PREP Gavzan: N-ASF au&th D-NSF ejsti;n V-PXI-3S e~rhmo?. A-NSF
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,
kai; CONJ ajnasta;? V-2AAP-NSM ejporeuvqh: V-AOI-3S kai; CONJ ijdou; V-2AAM-2S ajnh;r N-NSM Aijqivoy N-NSM eujnou'co? N-NSM dunavsth? N-NSM Kandavkh? N-GSF basilivssh? N-GSF Aijqiovpwn, N-GPM oJ;? R-NSM h\n V-IXI-3S ejpi; PREP pavsh? A-GSF th'? T-GSF gavzh? N-GSF aujth'?, P-GSF oJ;? R-NSM ejlhluvqei V-LAI-3S proskunhvswn V-FAP-NSM eij? PREP rousalhvm, N-PRI
and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet.
h\n V-IXI-3S te PRT uJpostrevfwn V-PAP-NSM kai; CONJ kaqhvmeno? V-PNP-NSM ejpi; PREP tou' T-GSN a&rmato? N-GSN aujtou' P-GSM kai; CONJ ajnegivnwsken V-IAI-3S to;n T-ASM profhvthn N-ASM #Hsai?an. N-ASM
The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
ei\pen V-2AAI-3S de; CONJ to; T-NSN pneu'ma N-NSN tw'/ T-DSN Filivppw/, N-DSM Provselqe V-2AAM-2S kai; CONJ kollhvqhti V-APM-2S tw'/ T-DSN a&rmati N-DSN touvtw/. D-DSN
Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.
prosdramw;n V-2AAP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM Fivlippo? N-NSM h~kousen V-AAI-3S aujtou' P-GSM ajnaginwvskonto? V-PAP-GSM #Hsai?an N-ASM to;n T-ASM profhvthn, N-ASM kai; CONJ ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S \arav PRT ge PRT ginwvskei? V-PAI-2S aJ; R-APN ajnaginwvskei?; V-PAI-2S
"How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Pw'? ADV ga;r CONJ a^n PRT dunaivmhn V-PNO-1S eja;n COND mhv PRT ti? X-NSM oJdhghvsei V-FAI-3S me; P-1AS parekavlesevn V-AAI-3S te PRT to;n T-ASM Fivlippon N-ASM ajnabavnta V-2AAP-ASM kaqivsai V-AAN su;n PREP aujtw'/. P-DSM
The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
hJ T-NSF de; CONJ perioch; N-NSF th'? T-GSF grafh'? N-GSF hJ;n V-IXI-3S ajnegivnwsken V-IAI-3S h\n V-IXI-3S au&th: D-NSF JW? ADV provbaton N-NSN ejpi; PREP sfagh;n N-ASF h~cqh, V-API-3S kai; CONJ wJ? ADV ajmno;? N-NSM ejnantivon ADV tou' T-GSM keivranto? aujto;n P-ASM a~fwno?, A-NSM ou&tw? ADV oujk PRT ajnoivgei V-PAI-3S to; T-ASN stovma N-ASN aujtou'. P-GSM
In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth."
jEn PREP th'/ T-DSF tapeinwvsei N-DSF ?aujtou'? P-GSM hJ T-NSF krivsi? N-NSF aujtou' P-GSM h~rqh: V-API-3S th;n T-ASF genea;n N-ASF aujtou' P-GSM tiv? I-NSM dihghvsetai; V-FDI-3S o&ti CONJ ai~retai V-PPI-3S ajpo; PREP th'? T-GSF gh'? N-GSF hJ T-NSF zwh; N-NSF aujtou'. P-GSM
The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"
jApokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM eujnou'co? N-NSM tw'/ T-DSM Filivppw/ N-DSM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Devomaiv V-PNI-1S sou, P-2GS peri; PREP tivno? X-GSM oJ T-NSM profhvth? N-NSM levgei V-PAI-3S tou'to; D-ASN peri; PREP eJautou' F-3GSM h^ PRT peri; PREP eJtevrou A-GSM tinov?; X-GSM
Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
ajnoivxa? de; CONJ oJ T-NSM Fivlippo? N-NSM to; T-ASN stovma N-ASN aujtou' P-GSM kai; CONJ ajrxavmeno? ajpo; PREP th'? T-GSF grafh'? N-GSF tauvth? D-GSF eujhggelivsato V-AMI-3S aujtw'/ P-DSM to;n T-ASM #Ihsou'n. N-ASM
As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?"
wJ? ADV de; CONJ ejporeuvonto V-INI-3P kata; PREP th;n T-ASF oJdovn, N-ASF h\lqon V-2AAI-3P ejpiv PREP ti I-NSN u&dwr, N-NSN kaiv CONJ fhsin V-PXI-3S oJ T-NSM eujnou'co?, N-NSM #Idou; V-2AAM-2S u&dwr, N-NSN tiv I-NSN kwluvei V-PAI-3S me P-1AS baptisqh'nai; V-APN
And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.
kai; CONJ ejkevleusen V-AAI-3S sth'nai V-2AAN to; T-ASN a&rma, N-ASN kai; CONJ katevbhsan V-2AAI-3P ajmfovteroi A-NPM eij? PREP to; T-ASN u&dwr N-ASN o& T-NSM te PRT Fivlippo? N-NSM kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM eujnou'co?, N-NSM kai; CONJ ejbavptisen V-AAI-3S aujtovn. P-ASM
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.
o&te ADV de; CONJ ajnevbhsan V-2AAI-3P ejk PREP tou' T-GSN u&dato?, N-GSN pneu'ma N-NSN kurivou N-GSM h&rpasen V-AAI-3S to;n T-ASM Fivlippon, N-ASM kai; CONJ oujk PRT ei\den V-2AAI-3S aujto;n P-ASM oujkevti ADV oJ T-NSM eujnou'co?: N-NSM ejporeuveto V-INI-3S ga;r CONJ th;n T-ASF oJdo;n N-ASF aujtou' P-GSM caivrwn. V-PAP-NSM
Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.
Fivlippo? N-NSM de; CONJ euJrevqh V-API-3S eij? PREP ~azwton, N-ASF kai; CONJ diercovmeno? V-PNP-NSM eujhggelivzeto V-IMI-3S ta;? T-APF povlei? N-APF pavsa? A-APF e&w? CONJ tou' T-GSM ejlqei'n V-2AAN aujto;n P-ASM eij? PREP Kaisavreian. N-ASF
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