Acts 8

1Saul and was concerning to the death of him. Was and in that the day a persecution great against the congregation that in Jerusalem; all and were scattered in the regions of the Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2Buried and the Stephen men pious, and they made lamentation great for him. 3Saul but was outraging the congregation, into the houses entering, dragging and men and women, was delivering up into prison; 4they indeed therefore having been scattered wandered about, preaching glad tidings the word. 5Philip and going down into a city of the Samaria, proclaimed to them the Anointed. 6Assented and the crowds to the things being spoken by the Philip with one mind, in the to hear them and to see the signs which he did. 7Many for of those possessing spirits unclean, crying with a voice loud came out; many and having been praised and lame were cured. 8And was joy great in the city that. 9A man but certain, by name Simon, formerly in the city, practising magic, and amazing the nation of the Samaria, saying to be somebody himself great; 10to whom they assented all from least to greatest, saying: This is the power of the God which is being called great. 11They attended and to him, because that for a long time with the magic arts to have amazed them. 12When but they believed the Philip announcing glad tidings the things concerning the kingdom of the God and the name of Jesus Anointed, they were dipped men both and women. 13The and Simon and himself believed, and having been dipped he was constantly attending to the Philip; beholding and miracles and signs great being done, he was amazed. 14Having heard and the in Jerusalem apostles, that had received the Samaria the word of the God, they sent to them the Peter and John; 15who having gone down offered prayer concerning them, so that they might receive spirit holy. 16(Not yet for it was on any one of them having fallen, only but having been dipped they were into the name of the Lord Jesus.) 17Then they placed the hands on them, and they received spirit holy. 18Having seen and the Simon, that through the placing of the hands of the apostles was given the spirit the holy, he offered to them money, 19saying: Give you also to me the authority this, that to whom ever I may place the hands, they may receive spirit holy. 20Peter but said to him: The silver of thee with thee may be into destruction, because the gift of the God thou hast thought with money to buy. 21Not is to thee a part nor lot in the word this; the for heart of thee not is right before the God. 22Do thou reform therefore from the wickedness of thee this, and entreat of the God, if indeed may be forgiven to thee the thought of the heart of thee. 23In for a gall of bitterness and a bond of wickedness I see thee being. 24Answering and the Simon said: Entreat you in behalf of me to the Lord, that nothing may come on me of which you have spoken. 25They indeed therefore having earnestly testified and having spoken the word of the Lord, turned back for Jerusalem, many and villages of the Samaritans announced glad tidings. 26A messenger and of a Lord spoke to Philip, saying: Do thou arise, and go towards south, in the way that leading down from Jerusalem to Gaza; this is desert. 27And having arisen he went; and lo, a man of Ethiopia a eunuch, a grandee of Candace of the queen of Ethiopians, who was over all the treasure of her; who had come worshipping to Jerusalem, 28was and returning and sitting in the chariot of himself, and was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29Said and the spirit to the Philip: Go thou near, and be joined to the chariot this. 30Running to and the Philip heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said: Truly understandest thou, what thou readest? 31He but said: How for should I be able, if not some one should guide me? He called and the Philip, having gone up to sit with him. 32The and portion of the writing, which he was reading, was this: As a sheep to slaughter was led, and as a lamb before the one shearing him is dumb, so not he opens the mouth of himself. 33In the low estate of him the judgment of himself was taken away; the and generation of him who shall declare? because is taken away from the earth the life of him. 34Answering but the eunuch to the Philip, said: I beseech thee, concerning whom the prophet says this? concerning himself, or concerning another one? 35Having opened and the Philip the mouth of himself, and having begun from the writing this, announced glad tidings to him the Jesus. 36As and they were going in the way, they came to a certain water, and said the eunuch: Lo, water; what hinders me to be dipped? 37And he ordered to stand the chariot; and they went down both into the water the, both Philip and the eunuch; and he dipped him. 38When and they came up out of the water, spirit of Lord seized the Philip; and now saw him no longer the eunuch; he went for the way of himself rejoicing. 39Philip but found into Azotus; and passing through he announced glad tidings the cities all, till of the to come him into Caesarea.
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