Bible: Acts 8:14-24

8:14 Now when the apostles in Jerusalem 1  heard that Samaria had accepted the word 2  of God, they sent 3  Peter and John to them. 8:15 These two 4  went down and prayed for them so that they would receive the Holy Spirit. 8:16 (For the Spirit 5  had not yet come upon 6  any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 7  8:17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on the Samaritans, 8  and they received the Holy Spirit. 9 

8:18 Now Simon, when he saw that the Spirit 10  was given through the laying on of the apostleshands, offered them money, 8:19 saying, “Give me this power 11  too, so that everyone I place my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit.” 8:20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, 12  because you thought you could acquire 13  God’s gift with money! 8:21 You have no share or part 14  in this matter 15  because your heart is not right before God! 8:22 Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord 16  that he may perhaps forgive you for the intent of your heart. 17  8:23 For I see that you are bitterly envious 18  and in bondage to sin.” 8:24 But Simon replied, 19 You pray to the Lord for me so that nothing of what you have said may happen to 20  me.”

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