8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
8:1 Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

8:2 And devout men carried Stephen [to his burial], and made great lamentation over him.
8:2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison.
8:3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.

8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
8:4 Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.

8:5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
8:5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.

8:6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
8:6 And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

8:7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed [with them]: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
8:7 For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.

8:8 And there was great joy in that city.
8:8 And there was great joy in that city.

8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
8:9 But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great,

8:10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
8:10 to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the great power of God."

8:11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
8:11 And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorceries for a long time.

8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
8:12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.

8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
8:13 Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done.

8:14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
8:14 Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,

8:15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
8:15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.

8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
8:16 For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

8:17 Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
8:17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
8:18 And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

8:19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
8:19 saying, "Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit."

8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
8:20 But Peter said to him, "Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money!

8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
8:21 "You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God.

8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
8:22 "Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.

8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and [in] the bond of iniquity.
8:23 "For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity."

8:24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
8:24 Then Simon answered and said, "Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me."

8:25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.
8:25 So when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.

8:26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
8:26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is desert.

8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
8:27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship,

8:28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
8:28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet.

8:29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
8:29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go near and overtake this chariot."

8:30 And Philip ran thither to [him], and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
8:30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"

8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
8:31 And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.

8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
8:32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this: "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth.

8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
8:33 In His humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth."

8:34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
8:34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, "I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?"

8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him.

8:36 And as they went on [their] way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, [here is] water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
8:36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?"

8:37 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.
8:37 Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."

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

8:39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
8:39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.

8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.