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Acts 8:5-25 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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5 Philip went down to a city of Sama'ria, and proclaimed to them the Christ. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there.
6 And the multitudes with one accord gave heed to what was said by Philip, when they heard him 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 who were possessed, crying with a loud voice; and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 7 With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed.
8 So there was much joy in that city. 8 So there was great joy in that city.
9 But there was a man named Simon who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the nation of Sama'ria, saying that he himself was somebody great. 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 They all gave heed to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is that 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 for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.
12 But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about 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 Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, 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 at Jerusalem heard that Sama'ria had received the word of God, they 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 came down and 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 it had not yet fallen on any of them, but 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 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 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 any one on whom I lay my hands 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, "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 is not 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 wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent 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 bond of iniquity." 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin."
24 And Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me." 24 Then Simon answered, "Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me."
25 Now when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching 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.