Acts 8:22

Wickedness (kakia). Only here in Luke's writings, though old word and in LXX (cf. 1 Peter 2:1 1 Peter 2:16 ). If perhaps (ei ara). Si forte. This idiom, though with the future indicative and so a condition of the first class (determined as fulfilled), yet minimizes the chance of forgiveness as in Mark 11:13 . Peter may have thought that his sin was close to the unpardonable sin ( Matthew 12:31 ), but he does not close the door of hope. The thought (h epinoia). Old Greek word from epinoew, to think upon, and so purpose. Only here in the N.T.