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Acts 8 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:1 - And Saul was assenting to his death, and there came in that day a great persecution upon the assembly in Jerusalem, all also were scattered abroad in the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:2 - and devout men carried away Stephen, and made great lamentation over him;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:3 - and Saul was making havoc of the assembly, into every house entering, and haling men and women, was giving them up to prison;

Philip in Samaria

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:4 - they then indeed, having been scattered, went abroad proclaiming good news -- the word.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:5 - And Philip having gone down to a city of Samaria, was preaching to them the Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:6 - the multitudes also were giving heed to the things spoken by Philip, with one accord, in their hearing and seeing the signs that he was doing,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:7 - for unclean spirits came forth from many who were possessed, crying with a loud voice, and many who have been paralytic and lame were healed,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:8 - and there was great joy in that city.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:9 - And a certain man, by name Simon, was before in the city using magic, and amazing the nation of Samaria, saying himself to be a certain great one,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:10 - to whom they were all giving heed, from small unto great, saying, 'This one is the great power of God;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:11 - and they were giving heed to him, because of his having for a long time amazed them with deeds of magic.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:12 - And when they believed Philip, proclaiming good news, the things concerning the reign of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized both men and women;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:13 - and Simon also himself did believe, and, having been baptized, he was continuing with Philip, beholding also signs and mighty acts being done, he was amazed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:14 - And the apostles in Jerusalem having heard that Samaria hath received the word of God, did send unto them Peter and John,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:15 - who having come down did pray concerning them, that they may receive the Holy Spirit, --
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:16 - for as yet he was fallen upon none of them, and only they have been baptized -- to the name of the Lord Jesus;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:17 - then were they laying hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:18 - And Simon, having beheld that through the laying on of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Spirit is given, brought before them money,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:19 - saying, 'Give also to me this authority, that on whomsoever I may lay the hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:20 - And Peter said unto him, 'Thy silver with thee -- may it be to destruction! because the gift of God thou didst think to possess through money;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:21 - thou hast neither part nor lot in this thing, for thy heart is not right before God;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:22 - reform, therefore, from this thy wickedness, and beseech God, if then the purpose of thy heart may be forgiven thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:23 - for in the gall of bitterness, and bond of unrighteousness, I perceive thee being.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:24 - And Simon answering, said, 'Beseech ye for me unto the Lord, that nothing may come upon me of the things ye have spoken.'

An Ethiopian Receives Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:25 - They indeed, therefore, having testified fully, and spoken the word of the Lord, did turn back to Jerusalem; in many villages also of the Samaritans they did proclaim good news.
(cf. Isa 53:7, 8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:26 - And a messenger of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, 'Arise, and go on toward the south, on the way that is going down from Jerusalem to Gaza,' -- this is desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:27 - And having arisen, he went on, and lo, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch, a man of rank, of Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to worship to Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:28 - he was also returning, and is sitting on his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:29 - And the Spirit said to Philip, 'Go near, and be joined to this chariot;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:30 - and Philip having run near, heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, 'Dost thou then know what thou dost read?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:31 - and he said, 'Why, how am I able, if some one may not guide me?' he called Philip also, having come up, to sit with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:32 - And the contents of the Writing that he was reading was this: 'As a sheep unto slaughter he was led, and as a lamb before his shearer dumb, so he doth not open his mouth;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:33 - in his humiliation his judgment was taken away, and his generation -- who shall declare? because taken from the earth is his life.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:34 - And the eunuch answering Philip said, 'I pray thee, about whom doth the prophet say this? about himself, or about some other one?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:35 - and Philip having opened his mouth, and having begun from this Writing, proclaimed good news to him -- Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:36 - And as they were going on the way, they came upon a certain water, and the eunuch said, 'Lo, water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:37 - And Philip said, 'If thou dost believe out of all the heart, it is lawful;' and he answering said, 'I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God;'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:38 - and he commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down to 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 was going on his way rejoicing;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:40 - and Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through, he was proclaiming good news to all the cities, till his coming to Cesarea.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. 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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