Acts 8:21

“Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right before God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have no part in this business, because your heart is not right before God.
- Basic English Bible

Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not upright before God.
- Darby Bible

Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
- Webster's Bible

No part or lot have you in this matter, for your heart is not right in God's sight.
- Weymouth Bible

You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right before God.
- World English Bible

Ther is no part, ne sort to thee, in this word, for thin herte is not riytful bifor God.
- Wycliffe Bible

thou hast neither part nor lot in this thing, for thy heart is not right before God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:21


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|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:21


Ac 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter. In these gifts of the Holy Spirit. He can neither receive them, nor impart them. Perhaps salvation is also included. For thy heart is not right. This offer to purchase the gift of God shows that it was not. Because it is not, he can have no part nor lot, etc.

Discussion for Acts 8

  • 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 .....
  • Mark
    Only with the laying on of the hands of a living Apostle did they receive the Holy Ghost. Simon the sorcerer could see this power and offered money. This is the baptism of the Holy Ghost. How do we receive it today?

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