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Acts 8 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:1 - And Saul was consenting unto his death. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:2 - And devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:3 - But Saul laid waste the church, entering into every house, and dragging men and women committed them to prison.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:4 - They therefore that were scattered abroad went about preaching the word.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:5 - And Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed unto them the Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:6 - And the multitudes gave heed with one accord unto the things that were spoken by Philip, when they heard, and saw the signs which he did.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:7 - For from many of those that had unclean spirits, they came out, crying with a loud voice: and many that were palsied, and that were lame, were healed.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:8 - And there was much joy in that city.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:9 - But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who beforetime in the city used sorcery, and amazed the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:10 - to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that power of God which is called Great.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:11 - And they gave heed to him, because that of long time he had amazed them with his sorceries.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:12 - But when they believed Philip preaching good tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:13 - And Simon also himself believed: and being baptized, he continued with Philip; and beholding signs and great miracles wrought, he was amazed.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:14 - Now when the apostles that were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:15 - who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:16 - for as yet it was fallen upon none of them: only they had been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:17 - Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:18 - Now when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:19 - saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:20 - But Peter said unto him, Thy silver perish with thee, because thou hast thought to obtain the gift of God with money.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:21 - Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right before God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:22 - Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray the Lord, if perhaps the thought of thy heart shall be forgiven thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:23 - For I see that thou art in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:24 - And Simon answered and said, Pray ye for me to the Lord, that none of the things which ye have spoken come upon me.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:25 - They therefore, when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:26 - But an angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza: the same is desert.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:27 - And he arose and went: and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:28 - and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:29 - And the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:30 - And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:31 - And he said, How can I, except some one shall guide me? And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:32 - Now the passage of the scripture which he was reading was this,
He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
And as a lamb before his shearer is dumb,
So he openeth not his mouth:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:33 -
In his humiliation his judgment was taken away:
His generation who shall declare?
For his life is taken from the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:34 - And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other?

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:35 - And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this scripture, preached unto him Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:36 - And as they went on the way, they came unto a certain water; and the eunuch saith, Behold, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:37 - [fn]And Philip said, If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:38 - And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:39 - And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, for he went on his way rejoicing.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:40 - But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached the gospel to all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
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Some manuscripts exclude verse, in whole or in part, v. 37. And Philip said, If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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