Acts 8:22

“Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Repent therefore of this thy wickednesse, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiuen thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray the Lord, if perhaps the thought of thy heart shall be forgiven thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your heart be changed, and make prayer to God that you may have forgiveness for your evil thoughts.
- Basic English Bible

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and supplicate the Lord, if indeed the thought of thy heart may be forgiven thee;
- Darby Bible

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thy heart may be forgiven thee.
- Webster's Bible

Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord, in the hope that the purpose which is in your heart may perhaps be forgiven you.
- Weymouth Bible

Repent therefore of this, your wickedness, and ask God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
- World English Bible

Therfor do thou penaunce for this wickidnesse of thee, and preie God, if perauenture this thouyt of thin herte be foryouun to thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

reform, therefore, from this thy wickedness, and beseech God, if then the purpose of thy heart may be forgiven thee,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:22


8:22 Repent - if perhaps the thought of thy heart may be forgiven thee - Without all doubt if he had repented, he would have been forgiven. The doubt was, whether he would repent. Thou art in the gall of bitterness - In the highest degree of wickedness, which is bitterness, that is, misery to the soul; and in the bond of iniquity - Fast bound therewith.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:22


Ac 8:22 Repent therefore of this. Observe that Peter does not bid him to repent of his sins, but of this one great sin. If perhaps the thought of thine heart. This one sin is so great that Peter seems doubtful whether it will be forgiven, even on repentance and prayer.

Discussion for Acts 8:22

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