Acts 8:19

“Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 8:19

Saying, Giue me also this power, that on whomsoeuer I lay handes, hee may receiue the holy Ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible Commentary for Acts 8:19

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:19


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

8:21 Thou hast neither part - By purchase, nor lot - Given gratis, in this matter - This gift of God. For thy heart is not right before God - Probably St. Peter discerned this long before he had declared it; although it does not appear that God gave to any of the apostles a universal power of discerning the hearts of all they conversed with; any more than a universal power of healing all the sick they came near. This we are sure St. Paul had not; though he was not inferior to the chief of the apostles. Otherwise he would not have suffered the illness of Epaphroditus to have brought him so near to death, #Php 2:25 |- 27; nor have left so useful a fellow labourer as Trophimus sick at Miletus, #2Tim 4:20|.


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