Acts 8:18

“And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Simon saw that through laying on of the Apostles hands, the holy Ghost was giuen, hee offered them money,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the touch of the Apostles' hands, he made them an offering of money, saying,
- Basic English Bible

But Simon, having seen that by the laying on of the hands of the apostles the [Holy] Spirit was given, offered them money,
- Darby Bible

And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
- Webster's Bible

When, however, Simon saw that it was through the laying on of the Apostles' hands that the Spirit was bestowed, he offered them money.
- Weymouth Bible

Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,
- World English Bible

And whanne Symount hadde seyn, that the Hooly Goost was youun bi leiyng on of the hoondis of the apostlis, and he proferide to hem money, and seide,
- Wycliffe Bible

And Simon, having beheld that through the laying on of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Spirit is given, brought before them money,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:18


8:18 Simon offered them money - And hence the procuring any ministerial function, or ecclesiastical benefice by money, is termed Simony.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:18


Ac 8:18,19 When Simon saw . . . he offered them money. Uninstructed in the lofty spirit of the gospel, ambitious to possess this power peculiar to the apostles, he is sordid enough to offer money for it. His sin was not that he aspired to this power, but that he sought to buy it. He had very crude conceptions of the spirit of Christianity. It is not stated, but it is easy to infer, that he was not one of those upon whom the apostles had bestowed the divine gift.

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