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Acts - Chapter 8
  • 1. And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose 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.
  • 2. Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.
  • 3. But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
  • 4. Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.
  • 5. Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ.
  • 6. And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip when they heard him and saw the signs that he did.
  • 7. For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed, crying with a loud voice, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed.
  • 8. So there was much joy in that city.
  • 9. But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great.
  • 10. They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the power of God that is called Great."
  • 11. And they paid attention to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic.
  • 12. But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
  • 13. Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.
  • 14. Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John,
  • 15. who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit,
  • 16. for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
  • 17. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
  • 18. Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,
  • 19. saying, "Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."
  • 20. But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
  • 21. You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.
  • 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.
  • 23. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity."
  • 24. And Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me."
  • 25. Now when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans.
  • 26. Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is a desert place.
  • 27. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
  • 28. and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
  • 29. And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot."
  • 30. So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
  • 31. And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
  • 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 before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth.
  • 33. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth."
  • 34. And the eunuch said to Philip, "About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?"
  • 35. Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.
  • 36. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?"
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  • 38. And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
  • 39. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.
  • 40. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

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