Acts Chapter 8 (1611 Bible)
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And Saul was consenting vnto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the Church which was at Hierusalem, and they were all scattered abroad through out the regions of Iudea, and Samaria, except the Apostles.
And deuout men carried Steuen to his buriall, and made great lamentation ouer him.
As for Saul, he made hauocke of the Church, entring into euery house, and hailing men and women, committed them to prison.
Therefore they that were scattered abroad, went euery where preaching the word.
Then Philip went downe to the citie of Samaria, and preached Christ vnto them.
And the people with one accord gaue heed vnto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
For vncleane spirits, crying with lowd voyce, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
And there was great ioy in that citie.
But there was a certaine man called Simon, which before time in the same citie vsed sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giuing out that himselfe was some great one.
To whom they all gaue heed from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
But when they beleeued Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdome of God, and the Name of Iesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Then Simon himselfe beleeued also: and when hee was baptized, hee continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signes which were done.
Now when the Apostles which were at Hierusalem, heard that Samaria had receiued the word of God, they sent vnto them Peter and Iohn.
Who when they were come downe, praied for them that they might receiue the holy Ghost.
(For as yet hee was fallen vpon none of them: onely they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Iesus.)
Then layde they their hands on them, and they receiued the holy Ghost.
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the Apostles hands, the holy Ghost was giuen, hee offered them money,
Saying, Giue me also this power, that on whomsoeuer I lay handes, hee may receiue the holy Ghost.
But Peter said vnto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Repent therefore of this thy wickednesse, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiuen thee.
For I perceiue that thou art in the gall of bitternesse, and in the bond of iniquitie.
Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for mee, that none of these things which ye haue spoken, come vpon me.
And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Hierusalem, and preached the Gospel in many villages of the Samaritanes.
And the Angel of the Lord spake vnto Philip, saying, Arise, and goe toward the South, vnto the way that goeth downe from Hierusalem vnto Gaza, which is desert.
And hee arose, and went: and behold, a man of Ethiopia, an Eunuch of great authority vnder Candace queene of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Hierusalem for to worship,
Was returning, and sitting in his charet, read Esaias the Prophet.
Then the Spirit saide vnto Philip, Goe neere, and ioyne thy selfe to this charet.
And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him reade the Prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
And hee said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip, that hee would come vp, and sit with him.
The place of the Scripture, which hee read, was this, Hee was led as a sheepe to the slaughter, & like a Lambe dumbe before the shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
In his humiliation, his Iudgement was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.
And the Eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the Prophet this? of himselfe, or of some other man?
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached vnto him Iesus.
And as they went on their way, they came vnto a certaine water: and the Eunuch said, See, here is water, what doeth hinder me to be baptized?
And Philip said, If thou beleeuest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered, and said, I beleeue that Iesus Christ is the Sonne of God.
And he commanded the charet to stand still: and they went downe both into the water, both Philip, and the Eunuch, and he baptized him.
And when they were come vp out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the Eunuch saw him no more: and hee went on his way reioycing.
But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing thorow he preached in all the cities, till he came to Cesarea.
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Jeanette Gant's Acts Chapter 8 comment about verse 37 on 3/15/2013, 1:03pm...
Acts 8:37 is probably a more thorough reminder that we should have our hearts and minds in serious mode and consider what we are about to commit to, but not being included doesn't really change the meaning or point one tiny bit. Don't be distracted or get into Bible Versions War, unless the difference in word usage contradicts The Good News of Christ and/or turns us away from accepting Him as Savior of the World.
Sylvia underdue's Acts Chapter 8 comment about verse 37 on 3/12/2013, 9:38pm...
Godís word is AWESOME, and I just believe what it says about Acts 8:37. There was a question asked by Philip; if you believe that Jesus is the son of God you will be saved. But you have to believe with all thine heart and that takes FAITH and I do believe that Jesus is the son of GOD. Amen, I do.
Okokon Bassey's Acts Chapter 8 comment about verse 6 on 1/21/2013, 3:59pm...
The above scripture is really focuses on Philip. It was the miracles that God performed through Philip that caused them to pay attention.
Elvis's Acts Chapter 8 comment on 1/04/2013, 3:33am...
Acts 8:14-20, most people today are only baptized of water. If you are baptized of water, you still aught to be baptized of the Holy spirit. We read that by being laid the hands by APOSTLES you can receive the holy sprit. Most people think they have holy spirit, but none of them was laid hands by the apostles. I would like to state it clearly that the ONLY way to have holy spirit is when you are laid hands by the apostles. You donít just get baptized by the holy spirit by reading a bible or by praying for yourself. NO! Hence that is why when you were baptized of water, you did not just get into river (water and Deep yourself) by yourself and come out then say: now I am baptized. No! But someone with an authority, dept you and baptized you, then you were baptized. Same applies to the baptism of the holy spirit, someone with Authority (The Apostles) must baptize you. It is then that you can say that you are baptized of the holy spirit. I pray that people will meet the apostles for them to receive or to be baptized of the holy ghost, for they are the only people given an authority to do so.
Don's Acts Chapter 8 comment on 9/27/2012, 9:59am...
As Jesus said in John 14:6 "I am the way (Greek Houdos) which is translated way, journey and highway... Jesus is the highway and journey of believers which is illuminated by the truth.." I am the truth" which is the word of God.. I am the life! The Journey is truth and this highway leads to eternal life with the Father... This is what Philip and the Apostles preached!
Jason's Acts Chapter 8 comment about verse 37 on 9/19/2012, 5:30pm...
Acts 8:37 corresponds with other portions of scripture in the Bible, both New Testament and Old Testament. Romans 10, John 3:16-18, and Genesis 15:6, among others. I don't see why it isn't in all the versions.
Otos's Acts Chapter 8 comment on 2/14/2012, 1:26am...
The gospel of God could be preached under persecution,and people will give their lives to God.Secondly one could equally received salvation at the first instance of hearing the gospel, ie like the Ethiopian Eunuch received the word on the road and He was baptized.
NNASON's Acts Chapter 8 comment on 2/09/2012, 3:11pm...
THANK GOD THE GOOD WORKS OF GOD(SALVATION)AS RECORDED BY THE SCRIPTURE ALSO TOOK PLACE IN WHAT IS TODAY KNOWN AS AFRICA
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