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Acts 8 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:1 - And Saul was consenting to his being killed. And on that day there arose a great persecution against the assembly which was in Jerusalem, and all were scattered into the countries of Judaea and Samaria except the apostles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:2 - And pious men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:3 - But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into the houses one after another, and dragging off both men and women delivered them up to prison.

Philip in Samaria

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:4 - Those then that had been scattered went through the countries announcing the glad tidings of the word.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:5 - And Philip, going down to a city of Samaria, preached the Christ to them;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:6 - and the crowds with one accord gave heed to the things spoken by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs which he wrought.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:7 - For from many who had unclean spirits they went out, crying with a loud voice; and many that were paralysed and lame were healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:8 - And there was great joy in that city.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:9 - But a certain man, by name Simon, had been before in the city, using magic arts, and astonishing the nation of Samaria, saying that himself was some great one.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:10 - To whom they had all given heed, from small to great, saying, This is the power of God which is called great.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:11 - And they gave heed to him, because that for a long time he had astonished them by his magic arts.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:12 - But when they believed Philip announcing the glad tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptised, both men and women.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:13 - And Simon also himself believed; and, having been baptised, continued constantly with Philip; and, beholding the signs and great works of power which took place, was astonished.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:14 - And the apostles who were in Jerusalem, having heard that Samaria had received the word of God, sent to them Peter and John;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:15 - who, having come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:16 - for he was not yet fallen upon any of them, only they were baptised to the name of the Lord Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:17 - Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:18 - But Simon, having seen that by the laying on of the hands of the apostles the Holy Spirit was given, offered them money,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:19 - saying, Give to me also this power, in order that on whomsoever I may lay hands he may receive the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:20 - And Peter said to him, Thy money go with thee to destruction, because thou hast thought that the gift of God can be obtained by money.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:21 - Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not upright before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:22 - Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and supplicate the Lord, if indeed the thought of thy heart may be forgiven thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:23 - for I see thee to be in the gall of bitterness, and bond of unrighteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:24 - And Simon answering said, Supplicate *ye* for me to the Lord, so that nothing may come upon me of the things of which ye have spoken.

An Ethiopian Receives Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:25 - They therefore, having testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and announced the glad tidings to many villages of the Samaritans.
(cf. Isa 53:7, 8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:26 - But the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, Rise up and go southward on the way which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza: the same is desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:27 - And he rose up and went. And lo, an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a man in power under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to worship at Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:28 - was returning and sitting in his chariot: and he was reading the prophet Esaias.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:29 - And the Spirit said to Philip, Approach and join this chariot.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:30 - And Philip, running up, heard him reading the prophet Esaias, and said, Dost thou then know what thou art reading of?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:31 - And he said, How should I then be able unless some one guide me? And he begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:32 - And the passage of the scripture which he read was this: He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and as a lamb is dumb in presence of him that shears him, thus he opens not his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:33 - In his humiliation his judgment has been taken away, and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:34 - And the eunuch answering Philip said, I pray thee, concerning whom does the prophet say this? of himself or of some other?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:35 - And Philip, opening his mouth and beginning from that scripture, announced the glad tidings of Jesus to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:36 - And as they went along the way, they came upon a certain water, and the eunuch says, Behold water; what hinders my being baptised?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:37 - Other ancient authorities insert verse 14, And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. - KJV Translation
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:38 - And he commanded the chariot to stop. And they went down both to the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptised him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:39 - But when they came up out of the water the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, and the eunuch saw him no longer, for he went on his way rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:40 - And Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through he announced the glad tidings to all the cities till he came to Caesarea.
BLB Footnotes
Other ancient authorities insert verse 14, [And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. - KJV Translation]  

In 1867, John Nelson Darby translated the New Testament from Greek into English. Further revisions were done in 1872 and 1884. Darby’s work was first published as The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby. After Darby’s death in 1882, some of his students worked together to produce the complete Darby Bible based on the Masoretic Hebrew text, Darby’s German (Elberfelder), and the French (Pau) translations. In 1890, the first complete Darby Bible was published in English. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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