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Acts 8

CEB 1 Saul was in full agreement with Stephen's murder. At that time, the church in Jerusalem began to be subjected to vicious harassment. Everyone except the apostles was scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria. NRS 1 And Saul approved of their killing him. That day a severe persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria. CEB 2 Some pious men buried Stephen and deeply grieved over him. NRS 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him. CEB 3 Saul began to wreak havoc against the church. Entering one house after another, he would drag off both men and women and throw them into prison. NRS 3 But Saul was ravaging the church by entering house after house; dragging off both men and women, he committed them to prison. CEB 4 Those who had been scattered moved on, preaching the good news along the way. NRS 4 Now those who were scattered went from place to place, proclaiming the word. CEB 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and began to preach Christ to them. NRS 5 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them. CEB 6 The crowds were united by what they heard Philip say and the signs they saw him perform, and they gave him their undivided attention. NRS 6 The crowds with one accord listened eagerly to what was said by Philip, hearing and seeing the signs that he did, CEB 7 With loud shrieks, unclean spirits came out of many people, and many who were paralyzed or crippled were healed. NRS 7 for unclean spirits, crying with loud shrieks, came out of many who were possessed; and many others who were paralyzed or lame were cured. CEB 8 There was great rejoicing in that city. NRS 8 So there was great joy in that city. CEB 9 Before Philip's arrival, a certain man named Simon had practiced sorcery in that city and baffled the people of Samaria. He claimed to be a great person. NRS 9 Now a certain man named Simon had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he was someone great. CEB 10 Everyone, from the least to the greatest, gave him their undivided attention and referred to him as "the power of God called Great." NRS 10 All of them, from the least to the greatest, listened to him eagerly, saying, "This man is the power of God that is called Great." CEB 11 He had their attention because he had baffled them with sorcery for a long time. NRS 11 And they listened eagerly to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. CEB 12 After they came to believe Philip, who preached the good news about God's kingdom and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. NRS 12 But when they believed Philip, who was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. CEB 13 Even Simon himself came to believe and was baptized. Afterward, he became one of Philip's supporters. As he saw firsthand the signs and great miracles that were happening, he was astonished. NRS 13 Even Simon himself believed. After being baptized, he stayed constantly with Philip and was amazed when he saw the signs and great miracles that took place. CEB 14 When word reached the apostles in Jerusalem that Samaria had accepted God's word, they commissioned Peter and John to go to Samaria. NRS 14 Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. CEB 15 Peter and John went down to Samaria where they prayed that the new believers would receive the Holy Spirit. ( NRS 15 The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit CEB 16 This was because the Holy Spirit had not yet fallen on any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) NRS 16 (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). CEB 17 So Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. NRS 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. CEB 18 When Simon perceived that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money. NRS 18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money, CEB 19 He said, "Give me this authority too so that anyone on whom I lay my hands will receive the Holy Spirit." NRS 19 saying, "Give me also this power so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit." CEB 20 Peter responded, "May your money be condemned to hell along with you because you believed you could buy God's gift with money! NRS 20 But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain God's gift with money! CEB 21 You can have no part or share in God's word because your heart isn't right with God. NRS 21 You have no part or share in this, for your heart is not right before God. CEB 22 Therefore, change your heart and life! Turn from your wickedness! Plead with the Lord in the hope that your wicked intent can be forgiven, NRS 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. CEB 23 for I see that your bitterness has poisoned you and evil has you in chains." NRS 23 For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and the chains of wickedness." CEB 24 Simon replied, "All of you, please, plead to the Lord for me so that nothing of what you have said will happen to me!" NRS 24 Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may happen to me." CEB 25 After the apostles had testified and proclaimed the Lord's word, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the good news to many Samaritan villages along the way. NRS 25 Now after Peter and John had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, proclaiming the good news to many villages of the Samaritans. CEB 26 An angel from the Lord spoke to Philip, "At noon, take the road that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a desert road.) NRS 26 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a wilderness road.) CEB 27 So he did. Meanwhile, an Ethiopian man was on his way home from Jerusalem, where he had come to worship. He was a eunuch and an official responsible for the entire treasury of Candace. (Candace is the title given to the Ethiopian queen.) NRS 27 So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship CEB 28 He was reading the prophet Isaiah while sitting in his carriage. NRS 28 and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. CEB 29 The Spirit told Philip, "Approach this carriage and stay with it." NRS 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to this chariot and join it." CEB 30 Running up to the carriage, Philip heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you really understand what you are reading?" NRS 30 So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" CEB 31 The man replied, "Without someone to guide me, how could I?" Then he invited Philip to climb up and sit with him. NRS 31 He replied, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. CEB 32 This was the passage of scripture he was reading: Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent so he didn't open his mouth. NRS 32 Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this: "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth. CEB 33 In his humiliation justice was taken away from him. Who can tell the story of his descendants because his life was taken from the earth? NRS 33 In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth." CEB 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, about whom does the prophet say this? Is he talking about himself or someone else?" NRS 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?" CEB 35 Starting with that passage, Philip proclaimed the good news about Jesus to him. NRS 35 Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. CEB 36 As they went down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, "Look! Water! What would keep me from being baptized?" NRS 36 As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?" CEB 38 He ordered that the carriage halt. Both Philip and the eunuch went down to the water, where Philip baptized him. NRS 38 He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. CEB 39 When they came up out of the water, the Lord's Spirit suddenly took Philip away. The eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. NRS 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. CEB 40 Philip found himself in Azotus. He traveled through that area, preaching the good news in all the cities until he reached Caesarea. NRS 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

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