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 Acts 8:23

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 for Acts 8:23

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:23


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|.

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 8:23


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.

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