Bible: Acts 8:14-25

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.”

8:25 So after Peter and John 21  had solemnly testified 22  and spoken the word of the Lord, 23  they started back to Jerusalem, proclaiming 24  the good news to many Samaritan villages 25  as they went. 26 

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