Acts 8:20

“But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Peter said vnto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Peter said unto him, Thy silver perish with thee, because thou hast thought to obtain the gift of God with money.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Peter said, May your money come to destruction with you, because you had the idea that what is freely given by God may be got for a price.
- Basic English Bible

And Peter said to him, Thy money go with thee to destruction, because thou hast thought that the gift of God can be obtained by money.
- Darby Bible

But Peter said to him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
- Webster's Bible

Perish your money and yourself, replied Peter, "because you have imagined that you can obtain God's free gift with money!
- Weymouth Bible

But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
- World English Bible

But Petir seide to hym, Thi money be with thee into perdicioun, for thou gessidist the yifte of God schulde be had for monei.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Peter said unto him, `Thy silver with thee -- may it be to destruction! because the gift of God thou didst think to possess through money;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:20


Ac 8:20 Peter said. Peter's outburst of indignation is characteristic. Thy money perish with thee. Not an anathema, but the statement of a fact, unless he repents. Because thou hast thought. Observe that, in Peter's rebukes, the thought is, not that he has never been converted, but that he has now committed an awful sin. It is "one sin", not his "sins", that stands out in every sentence.

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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