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Acts 8

WNT 1 And Saul fully approved of his murder. At this time a great persecution broke out against the Church in Jerusalem, and all except the Apostles were scattered throughout Judaea and Samaria. 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. WNT 2 A party of devout men, however, buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him. NIV 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. WNT 3 But Saul cruelly harassed the Church. He went into house after house, and, dragging off both men and women, threw them into 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. WNT 4 Those, however, who were scattered abroad went from place to place spreading the Good News of God's Message; NIV 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. WNT 5 while Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed Christ there. NIV 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there. WNT 6 Crowds of people, with one accord, gave attention to what they heard from him, listening, and witnessing the signs which he did. NIV 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said. WNT 7 For, with a loud cry, foul spirits came out of many possessed by them, and many paralytics and lame persons were restored to health. NIV 7 With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed. WNT 8 And there was great joy in that city. NIV 8 So there was great joy in that city. WNT 9 Now for some time past there had been a man named Simon living there, who had been practising magic and astonishing the Samaritans, pretending that he was more than human. 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, WNT 10 To him people of all classes paid attention, declaring, "This man is the Power of God, known as the great Power." 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." WNT 11 His influence over them arose from their having been, for a long time, bewildered by his sorceries. NIV 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic. WNT 12 But when Philip began to tell the Good News about the Kingdom of God and about the Name of Jesus Christ, and they embraced the faith, they were baptized, men and women alike. 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. WNT 13 Simon himself also believed, and after being baptized remained in close attendance on Philip, and was full of amazement at seeing such signs and such great miracles performed. NIV 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw. WNT 14 When the Apostles in Jerusalem heard that the Samaritans had accepted God's Message, they sent Peter and John to visit them. NIV 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. WNT 15 They, when they came down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit: NIV 15 When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, WNT 16 for He had not as yet fallen upon any of them. They had only been baptized into 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. WNT 17 Then the Apostles placed their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit. NIV 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. WNT 18 When, however, Simon saw that it was through the laying on of the Apostles' hands that the Spirit was bestowed, he 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 WNT 19 "Give me too," he said, "that power, so that every one on whom I place my hands will 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." WNT 20 "Perish your money and yourself," replied Peter, "because you have imagined that you can obtain God's free gift with money! NIV 20 Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! WNT 21 No part or lot have you in this matter, for your heart is not right in God's sight. NIV 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. WNT 22 Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord, in the hope that the purpose which is in your heart may perhaps 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. WNT 23 For I perceive that you have fallen into the bitterest bondage of unrighteousness." NIV 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin." WNT 24 "Pray, both of you, to the Lord for me," answered Simon, "that nothing of what you have said may come upon me." NIV 24 Then Simon answered, "Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me." WNT 25 So the Apostles, after giving a solemn charge and delivering the Lord's Message, travelled back to Jerusalem, making known the Good News also in many of the Samaritan villages. 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. WNT 26 And an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Rise and proceed south to the road that runs down from Jerusalem to Gaza, crossing the Desert." 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." WNT 27 Upon this he rose and went. Now, as it happened, an Ethiopian eunuch who was in a position of high authority with Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, as her treasurer, had visited Jerusalem to worship there, 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, WNT 28 and was now on his way home; and as he sat in his chariot he was reading the Prophet Isaiah. NIV 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. WNT 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go and enter that chariot." NIV 29 The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it." WNT 30 So Philip ran up and heard the eunuch reading the Prophet Isaiah. "Do you understand what you are reading?" he asked. 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. WNT 31 "Why, how can I," replied the eunuch, "unless some one explains it to me?" And he earnestly 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. WNT 32 The passage of Scripture which he was reading was this: "Like a sheep He was led to slaughter, and just as a lamb before its shearer is dumb so He opened not 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. WNT 33 In His humiliation justice was denied Him. Who will make known His posterity? For He is destroyed from among men." NIV 33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth." WNT 34 "Pray, of whom is the Prophet speaking?" inquired the eunuch; "of himself or of some one else?" NIV 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?" WNT 35 Then Philip began to speak, and, commencing with that same portion of Scripture, told him the Good News about Jesus. NIV 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. WNT 36 So they proceeded on their way till they came to some water; and the eunuch exclaimed, "See, here is water; what is there to prevent my 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?" WNT 37 [] WNT 38 So he stopped the chariot; and both of them--Philip and the eunuch--went down into the water, and Philip 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. WNT 39 But no sooner had they come up out of the water than the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again. With a glad heart he resumed his journey; 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. WNT 40 but Philip found himself at Ashdod. Then visiting town after town he everywhere made known the Good News until he reached Caesarea. NIV 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.