Acts 8:19

“Saying, Giue me also this power, that on whomsoeuer I lay handes, hee may receiue the holy Ghost.”

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Other Translations

Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
- King James Version

saying, "Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give me this power, so that when I put my hands on anyone he may get the Holy Spirit.
- Basic English Bible

saying, Give to me also this power, in order that on whomsoever I may lay hands he may receive [the] Holy Spirit.
- Darby Bible

Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Give me too, he said, "that power, so that every one on whom I place my hands will receive the Holy Spirit."
- Weymouth Bible

saying, "Give me also this power, that whoever I lay my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."
- World English Bible

Yyue ye also to me this power, that whom euere Y schal leye on myn hoondis, that he resseyue the Hooli Goost.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying, `Give also to me this authority, that on whomsoever I may lay the hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Acts 8

  • 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
  • George taylor
    The Holy spirit spoken of,is it something have to be prayed for,or when one ask the Lord inti their lives,they automatically receives the Holy spirir?

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