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Acts 8:14-23 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 When the apostles back in Jerusalem heard that the people of Samaria had accepted God's message, they sent Peter and John there. 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
15 As soon as they arrived, they prayed for these new Christians to receive the Holy Spirit. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit,
16 The Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them, for they had only been baptized in 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 Peter and John laid their hands upon these believers, and they received the Holy Spirit. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
18 When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given when the apostles placed their hands upon people's heads, he offered money to buy this power. 18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money
19 "Let me have this power, too," he exclaimed, "so that when I lay my hands on people, they will 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 replied, "May your money perish with you for thinking God's gift can be bought! 20 Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!
21 You can have no part in this, for your heart is not right before God. 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.
22 Turn from your wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive your evil thoughts, 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 can see that you are full of bitterness and held captive by sin." 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin."