Acts 8:4-24 (The Scriptures 2009)
Act 8:4 Then those who had been scattered went everywhere bringing the Good News: the Word!
Act 8:5 And going down to the city of Shomeron Philip proclaimed Messiah to them.
Act 8:6 And the crowds with one mind heeded what Philip said, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
Act 8:7 For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed, crying with a loud voice, and many who were paralysed and lame were healed.
Act 8:8 And there came to be great joy in that city.
Simon the Magician Believes
Act 8:9 Now there was a certain man called Shim‛on, who formerly was practising magic in the city and astonishing the people of Shomeron, claiming to be someone great,
Act 8:10 to whom they all were giving heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This one is the power of Elohim, which is great.”
Act 8:11 And they were giving heed to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic.
Act 8:12 And when they believed Philip as he brought the Good News about the reign of Elohim and the Name of יהושע Messiah, both men and women were immersed.
Act 8:13 And Shim‛on himself also believed. And when he was immersed he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which took place.
Act 8:14 And when the emissaries who were at Yerushalayim heard that Shomeron had received the Word of Elohim, they sent Kěpha and Yoḥanan to them,
Act 8:15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them to receive the Set-apart Spirit,
Act 8:16 for He had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been immersed in the Name of the Master יהושע.
Act 8:17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Set-apart Spirit.
Act 8:18 And Shim‛on, seeing that through the laying on of the hands of the emissaries the Set-apart Spirit was given, he offered them money,
Act 8:19 saying, “Give me this authority too, so that anyone I lay hands on shall receive the Set-apart Spirit.”
Act 8:20 But Kěpha said to him, “Let your silver perish with you, because you thought to buy the gift of Elohim through money!
Act 8:21 “You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before Elohim.
Act 8:22 “Repent therefore of this evil of yours, and plead with Elohim to forgive you the intention of your heart.
Act 8:23 “For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by unrighteousness.”
Act 8:24 But Shim‛on answering, said, “Plead with the Master for me, so that none of what you had said shall come upon me.”