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1 Saul was consenting to his death. A great persecution arose against the assembly which was in Jerusalem in that day. They were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for 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 Devout men buried Stephen, and lamented greatly over him. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.
3 But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into every house, and dragged both men and women off 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 Therefore those who were scattered abroad went around preaching the word. 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
5 Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed to them the Christ. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there.
6 The multitudes listened with one accord to the things that were spoken by Philip, when they heard and saw the signs which he did. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said.
7 For unclean spirits came out of many of those who had them. They came out, crying with a loud voice. Many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed. 7 With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed.
8 There was great joy in that city. 8 So there was great joy in that city.
9 But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who had used sorcery in the city before, and amazed the people of Samaria, making himself out to be 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 all listened, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is that great power of God." 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 They listened to him, because for a long time he had amazed them with his sorceries. 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.
12 But when they believed Philip preaching good news concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, 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 Simon himself also believed. Being baptized, he continued with Philip. Seeing signs and great miracles done, he was amazed. 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.
14 Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
15 who, when they had 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 as yet he had fallen on none of them. They had only been baptized into 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 on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
18 Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he 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 me also this power, that whoever I lay my hands on 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 But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! 20 Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!
21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right 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, your wickedness, and ask God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. 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 that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity." 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin."
24 Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that none of the things which you have spoken come on me." 24 Then Simon answered, "Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me."
25 They therefore, when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel 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 an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is a 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 He arose and went. Behold, there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship. 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 He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah. 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet.
29 The Spirit said to Philip, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot." 29 The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
30 Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?" 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 He said, "How can I, unless someone explains it to me?" 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 Now the passage of the Scripture which he was reading was this, "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter. As a lamb before his shearer is silent, So he doesn't open 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 was taken away. Who will declare His generations? 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 The eunuch answered Philip, "Please tell who the prophet is talking about: about himself, or about some other?" 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"
35 Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus. 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
36 As they went on the way, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "Behold, here is water. What is keeping me from being baptized?" 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 He commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized 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 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, and the eunuch didn't see him any more, 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 But Philip was found at Azotus. Passing through, he preached the gospel to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea. 40