Acts 8:17

“Then layde they their hands on them, and they receiued the holy Ghost.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
- King James Version

Then they {began} laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then they put their hands on them, and the Holy Spirit came on them.
- Basic English Bible

Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received [the] Holy Spirit.
- Darby Bible

Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Then the Apostles placed their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
- Weymouth Bible

Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
- World English Bible

Thanne thei leiden hoondis on hem, and thei resseyueden the Hooli Goost.
- Wycliffe Bible

then were they laying hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:17


Ac 8:17 They laid [their] hands on them. Whedon says: ``This was part of that miraculous supremacy of the apostles that they could not communicate to any successor.'' This reception of the Holy Spirit was manifest in speaking with tongue and other powers.

Discussion for Acts 8

  • Irene123
    vs. 9-12; all these people were worshippers of witchcraft - for YEARS! And here comes Phillip, preaches about Jesus whom they had NEVER heard and - a MULTITUDE were converted and were - BAPTIZED!! I believe all of it, but how miraculous!!! How GLORIOUS. And we can see that today if we will but have the faith, pray and fast for it; to TRULY care for lost souls.
  • Nene
    To die out of the old ways is not always easy but if you just empty your heart in sincerity God will cleanse you. 1.Death = Repentance 2. Burial = Baptism in Jesus Name 3. Resurrection = The Holy Ghost, which is the spirit of God that you must receive in order to make heaven it wasn't just for Peter and the Apostles read Acts 5 where they commanded them not to preach Jesus but they obey God.
  • Nene
    If anyone rejects the true plan of salvation of Jesus then all will miss heaven ....in Acts 4:12 tells us there is no other name given under heaven whereby we must be saved it is very important to obey the plan Jesus left us. 1.Is faith 2. Repentance 3. Baptism in Jesus Name 4. Receive the Holy Ghost which is the death, burial and resurrection.
  • Berston
    This particular verse is missing in the New World Translation JW Bible. It was footnoted that this was inserted later and not in the original scripture. I will do my best to research this if this is correct and the implication to it.
  • Kwaku Sarpong
    It is very great to identify in this chapter that the gift of God cannot be purchased with money.
  • Gladys
    I love the story of simon , coz today we have many simon in the world that deserve many people

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