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

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Discussion for Acts 8

  • Irene123
    The Bible itself proves one cannot be a 'lone' Christian. Acts 8:26-40 (God's spirit spoke to Philip). The eunuch admitted he needed someone to teach him. That's why God instituted the pastorate and disciples (saints), to be in that place, by prayer
  • Jodi
    I am so glad to read of the need of preaching. In this day so many say they don't need to go to church, but the unuch said how can I unless someone guide me?
  • Steve morrow
    ---RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT---ACTS 5:32 AND WE ARE HIS WITNESSES OF THESE THINGS AND SO IS ALSO THE HOLY SPIRIT --- WHOM GOD HATH GIVEN ---TO THEM THAT OBEY HIM
    ( JESUS TEACHES NOT MAN ) LUKE 11:13 IF YOU THEN BEING EVIL KNOW HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS UNTO YOUR CHILDREN HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THEM THAT ASK HIM
  • A disciple
    Mark; It wasn't true, whatever you were taught that only the original living Apostles could be the vehicles for God giving His Holy Spirit. John the Baptist said, that Jesus was He who would baptize in the Holy Spirit and fire. Jesus Himself, when expounding to the Apostles about the purpose of God for "us" in this world till He returns; said how the Holy Spirit must be in us to fulfill that plan.
  • Bruce
    Mark:When you feel The Father tug on your Heart:John6:44 / ask forgiveness:1John 1:9 / Jesus will wash away your sins in his own blood Revelation1:5 / you will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11 / you will know!:2Corinthians 5:17 / you will be Sealed:Ephesians 1:13 / Satan will try to destroy you! Get dressed for battle! Ephesians 6:11 / you will be persecuted:Matthew 5:11 / .
  • Irene123
    To receive the Holy Ghost today you follow the plan of Jesus in Acts 2:38; the people gathered from all over the Roman Emp. in Jerusalem for the Day of Pentecost asked, after hearing Peter's message - Acts 2:37 .....

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