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Acts 8:1-25

NIV 1 And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. NIV 1 And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. NIV 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. NIV 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. NIV 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison. NIV 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison. NIV 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. NIV 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. NIV 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. NIV 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. NIV 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. NIV 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. NIV 7 For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. NIV 7 For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. NIV 8 So there was great joy in that city. NIV 8 So there was great joy in that city. 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, 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, NIV 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.” NIV 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.” NIV 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery. NIV 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery. NIV 12 But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. NIV 12 But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. NIV 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw. NIV 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw. NIV 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. NIV 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. NIV 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, NIV 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, NIV 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. NIV 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. NIV 17 Then Peter and John 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. NIV 18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, 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 NIV 19 and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands 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.” NIV 20 Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! NIV 20 Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! NIV 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, 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. NIV 22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. NIV 22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. NIV 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.” NIV 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.” NIV 24 Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.” NIV 24 Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.” NIV 25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages. NIV 25 After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.

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