Acts 8:17

“Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then layde they their hands on them, and they receiued the holy Ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 8:17

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