Acts 8:23

“For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I perceiue that thou art in the gall of bitternesse, and in the bond of iniquitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I see that thou art in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I see that you are prisoned in bitter envy and the chains of sin.
- Basic English Bible

for I see thee to be in the gall of bitterness, and bond of unrighteousness.
- Darby Bible

For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
- Webster's Bible

For I perceive that you have fallen into the bitterest bondage of unrighteousness."
- Weymouth Bible

For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity."
- World English Bible

For Y se that thou art in the gall of bitternesse and in the boond of wickidnesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

for in the gall of bitterness, and bond of unrighteousness, I perceive thee being.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:23


Ac 8:23 For I perceive that thou art. His great sin had brought him into the state now described. In the gall of bitterness. The gall of reptiles was considered by ancients the source of their venom. The expression would denote moral corruption. In the bond of iniquity. Bound by iniquity.

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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