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1 And Saul was consenting to his being killed. And on that day there arose a great persecution against the assembly which was in Jerusalem, and all were scattered into the countries of Judaea and Samaria except the apostles. 1 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.
2 And pious men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.
3 But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into the houses one after another, and dragging off both men and women delivered them up to prison. 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.
4 Those then that had been scattered went through [the countries] announcing the glad tidings of the word. 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
5 And Philip, going down to a city of Samaria, preached the Christ to them; 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there.
6 and the crowds with one accord gave heed to the things spoken by Philip, when they heard [him] and saw the signs which he wrought. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said.
7 For from many who had unclean spirits they went out, crying with a loud voice; and many that were paralysed and lame were healed. 7 With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed.
8 And there was great joy in that city. 8 So there was great joy in that city.
9 But a certain man, by name Simon, had been before in the city, using magic arts, and astonishing the nation of Samaria, saying that himself was some great one. 9 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,
10 To whom they had all given heed, from small to great, saying, This is the power of God which is called great. 10 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."
11 And they gave heed to him, because that for a long time he had astonished them by his magic arts. 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.
12 But when they believed Philip announcing the glad tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptised, both men and women. 12 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.
13 And Simon also himself believed; and, having been baptised, continued constantly with Philip; and, beholding the signs and great works of power which took place, was astonished. 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
14 And the apostles who were in Jerusalem, having heard that Samaria had received the word of God, sent to them Peter and John; 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
15 who, having come down, prayed for them that they might receive [the] Holy Spirit; 15 When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit,
16 for he was not yet fallen upon any of them, only they were baptised to the name of the Lord Jesus. 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
17 Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received [the] Holy Spirit. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
18 But Simon, having seen that by the laying on of the hands of the apostles the [Holy] Spirit was given, offered them money, 18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money
19 saying, Give to me also this power, in order that on whomsoever I may lay hands he may receive [the] Holy Spirit. 19 and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."
20 And Peter said to him, Thy money go with thee to destruction, because thou hast thought that the gift of God can be obtained by money. 20 Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!
21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not upright before God. 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.
22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and supplicate the Lord, if indeed the thought of thy heart may be forgiven thee; 22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart.
23 for I see thee to be in the gall of bitterness, and bond of unrighteousness. 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin."
24 And Simon answering said, Supplicate *ye* for me to the Lord, so that nothing may come upon me of the things of which ye have spoken. 24 Then Simon answered, "Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me."
25 They therefore, having testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and announced the glad tidings to many villages of the Samaritans. 25 When they had testified and proclaimed the word of the Lord, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.
26 But [the] angel of [the] Lord spoke to Philip, saying, Rise up and go southward on the way which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza: the same is desert. 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road--the desert road--that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."
27 And he rose up and went. And lo, an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a man in power under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to worship at Jerusalem, 27 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,
28 was returning and sitting in his chariot: and he was reading the prophet Esaias. 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet.
29 And the Spirit said to Philip, Approach and join this chariot. 29 The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
30 And Philip, running up, heard him reading the prophet Esaias, and said, Dost thou then know what thou art reading of? 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.
31 And he said, How should I then be able unless some one guide me? And he begged Philip to come up and sit with him. 31 "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
32 And the passage of the scripture which he read was this: He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and as a lamb is dumb in presence of him that shears him, thus he opens not his mouth. 32 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.
33 In his humiliation his judgment has been taken away, and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth."
34 And the eunuch answering Philip said, I pray thee, concerning whom does the prophet say this? of himself or of some other? 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"
35 And Philip, opening his mouth and beginning from that scripture, announced the glad tidings of Jesus to him. 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
36 And as they went along the way, they came upon a certain water, and the eunuch says, Behold water; what hinders my being baptised? 36 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?"
37 37 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.
38 And he commanded the chariot to stop. And they went down both to the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptised him. 38 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.
39 But when they came up out of the water [the] Spirit of [the] Lord caught away Philip, and the eunuch saw him no longer, for he went on his way rejoicing. 39 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.
40 And Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through he announced the glad tidings to all the cities till he came to Caesarea. 40