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Acts 8

LEB 1 And Saul was agreeing with his murder. Now there happened on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. NIV 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. LEB 2 And devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him. NIV 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. LEB 3 But Saul was attempting to destroy the church. Entering {house after house}, he dragged off both men and women [and] delivered [them] to prison. NIV 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison. LEB 4 Now those who had been scattered went about proclaiming the good news [of] the word. NIV 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. LEB 5 And Philip came down to the city of Samaria [and] began proclaiming the Christ to them. NIV 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there. LEB 6 And the crowds with one mind were paying attention to what was being said by Philip, [as] they heard [him] and saw the signs that he was performing. NIV 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said. LEB 7 For many of those who had unclean spirits, they were coming out [of them], crying out with a loud voice, and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. NIV 7 With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed. LEB 8 And there was great joy in that city. NIV 8 So there was great joy in that city. LEB 9 Now a certain man {named} Simon had been in the city practicing magic and astonishing the people of Samaria, saying he was someone great. NIV 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, LEB 10 They were all paying attention to {him}, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the power of God that is called 'Great.'" NIV 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." LEB 11 And they were paying attention to him because for a long time he had astonished them with [his] magic. NIV 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic. LEB 12 But when they believed Philip [as he] was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were being baptized. NIV 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. LEB 13 And Simon himself also believed, and [after he] was baptized he was {keeping close company with} Philip. And [when he] saw the signs and great miracles that were taking place, he was astonished. NIV 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw. LEB 14 Now [when] the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, NIV 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. LEB 15 who went down [and] prayed for them so that they would receive the Holy Spirit. NIV 15 When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, LEB 16 (For he had not yet fallen on any of them, {but they had only been baptized} in the name of the Lord Jesus.) NIV 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. LEB 17 Then they placed [their] hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. NIV 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. LEB 18 Now Simon, [when he] saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, offered them money, NIV 18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money LEB 19 saying, "Give to me also this power, so that whomever I place [my] hands on may receive the Holy Spirit!" NIV 19 and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit." LEB 20 But Peter said to him, "May your silver {be destroyed along with you}, because you thought {you could acquire} the gift of God by means of money! NIV 20 Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! LEB 21 {You have no} part or share in this matter, because your heart is not right before God. NIV 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. LEB 22 Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and ask the Lord if perhaps the intent of your heart may be forgiven you!" NIV 22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. LEB 23 For I see you are in {a state of bitter envy} and {bound by unrighteousness}." NIV 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin." LEB 24 But Simon answered [and] said, "You pray to the Lord for me so that nothing of what you have said will come upon me." NIV 24 Then Simon answered, "Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me." LEB 25 So [when] they had solemnly testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they turned back toward Jerusalem, and were proclaiming the good news [to] many villages of the Samaritans. NIV 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. LEB 26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Get up and go toward the south on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a desert [road].) NIV 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." LEB 27 And he got up [and] went, and behold, [there was] a man, an Ethiopian eunuch (a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasury) who had come to worship in Jerusalem NIV 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, LEB 28 and was returning and sitting in his chariot, and reading aloud the prophet Isaiah. NIV 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. LEB 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, "Approach and join this chariot." NIV 29 The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it." LEB 30 So Philip ran up to [it] [and] heard him reading aloud Isaiah the prophet and said, "So then, do you understand what you are reading?" NIV 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. LEB 31 And he said, "So how could I, unless someone will guide me?" And he invited Philip to come up [and] sit with him. NIV 31 "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. LEB 32 Now the passage of scripture that he was reading aloud was this: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before its shearer [is] silent, so he did not open his mouth. NIV 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. LEB 33 In his humiliation justice was taken from him. Who can describe his {descendants}? For his life was taken away from the earth." NIV 33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth." LEB 34 And the eunuch answered [and] said to Philip, "I ask you, about whom does the prophet say this--about himself or about someone else?" NIV 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?" LEB 35 So Philip opened his mouth and beginning from this scripture, proclaimed the good news to him [about] Jesus. NIV 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. LEB 36 And as they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?" NIV 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?" LEB 38 And he ordered the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water--Philip and the eunuch--and he baptized him. NIV 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. LEB 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him any longer, for he went on his way rejoicing. NIV 39 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. LEB 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and [as he] passed through, he proclaimed the good news [to] all the towns until he came to Caesarea. NIV 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.