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

  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ
  • A disciple
    Psalms 119:73 "Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments." Our God knows and understands all things; and His desire regarding us has always been, that as His children we should also. If there had been no sin in the beginning... but we never got a chance to learn how to be His children the way He had in mind when He created us, until JESUS!!!!
  • Ray321
    Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. God will teach a man if he his willing in his Heart.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The apostles are all fired up! The Holy Spirit is at work. We can also be fired up for Christ if we have the Holy Spirit. Money cannot buy it. We need to come pleading for it after salvation and sanctification. The Ethiopian eunuch's story tells us to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us when we are reading the Bible for proper interpretation.
  • Ray321
    Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. God sent Jesus to saved sinners like Saul. Praise the Lord.
  • A disciple
    "And God, which knows the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith." Why do so many try to separate the Christian of today from the Commonwealth of Israel and the Disciples in the beginning, and make things free, easy and automatic to us; that were given to them under strict conditions?

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