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

  • 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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