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Acts 8 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:1 - Sha'ul was consenting to his death. A great persecution arose against the assembly which was in Yerushalayim in that day. They were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Yehudah and Shomron, except for the apostles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:2 - Devout men buried Stephen, and lamented greatly over him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:3 - But Sha'ul ravaged the assembly, entering into every house, and dragged both men and women off to prison.

Philip in Samaria

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:4 - Therefore those who were scattered abroad went around preaching the word.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:5 - Pilipos went down to the city of Shomron, and proclaimed to them the Messiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:6 - The multitudes listened with one accord to the things that were spoken by Pilipos, when they heard and saw the signs which he did.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:7 - For unclean spirits came out of many of those who had them. They came out, crying with a loud voice. Many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:8 - There was great joy in that city.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:9 - But there was a certain man, Shim`on by name, who used to practice sorcery in the city, and amazed the people of Shomron, making himself out to be some great one,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:10 - to whom they all listened, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is that great power of God."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:11 - They listened to him, because for a long time he had amazed them with his sorceries.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:12 - But when they believed Pilipos preaching good news concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Yeshua the Messiah, they were immersed, both men and women.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:13 - Shim`on himself also believed. Being immersed, he continued with Pilipos. Seeing signs and great miracles occuring, he was amazed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:14 - Now when the apostles who were at Yerushalayim heard that Shomron had received the word of God, they sent Rock and Yochanan to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:15 - who, when they had come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Ruach HaKodesh;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:16 - for as yet he had fallen on none of them. They had only been immersed in the name of Messiah Yeshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:17 - Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Ruach HaKodesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:18 - Now when Shim`on saw that the Ruach HaKodesh was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:19 - saying, "Give me also this power, that whoever I lay my hands on may receive the Ruach HaKodesh."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:20 - But Rock said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:21 - You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:22 - Repent therefore of this, your wickedness, and ask God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:23 - For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:24 - Shim`on answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that none of the things which you have spoken happen to me."

An Ethiopian Receives Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:25 - They therefore, when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Yerushalayim, and preached the Good News to many villages of the Shomroni.
(cf. Isa 53:7, 8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:26 - But an angel of the Lord spoke to Pilipos, saying, "Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Yerushalayim to `Aza. This is a desert."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:27 - He arose and went; and behold, there was a man of Kush, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Kushim, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Yerushalayim to worship.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:28 - He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Yesha`yahu.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:29 - The Spirit said to Pilipos, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:30 - Pilipos ran to him, and heard him reading Yesha`yahu the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:31 - He said, "How can I, unless someone explains it to me?" He begged Pilipos 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. As a lamb before his shearer is silent, So he doesn't open his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:33 - In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away. Who will declare His generation? For his life is taken from the eretz."
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:34 - The eunuch answered Pilipos, "Who is the prophet is talking about? About himself, or about someone else?"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:35 - Pilipos opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Yeshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:36 - As they went on the way, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "Behold, here is water. What is keeping me from being immersed?"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:38 - He commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down into the water, both Pilipos and the eunuch, and he immersed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:39 - When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Pilipos away, and the eunuch didn't see him any more, for he went on his way rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:40 - But Pilipos was found at Ashdod. Passing through, he preached the Good News to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.
BLB Footnotes
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse.  

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version 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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