14 Now when (A)the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them (B)Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them (C)that they would receive the Holy Spirit. 16 (For He had (D)not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been (E)baptized [a]in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 17 Then they (F)began laying their hands on them, and they were (G)receiving the Holy Spirit. 18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could (H)acquire the gift of God with money! 21 You have (I)no part or share in this [b]matter, for your heart is not (J)right before God. 22 Therefore, repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, (K)if possible, the intention of your heart will be forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are [c]in the gall of bitterness and in (L)the [d]bondage of unrighteousness.”

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  1. Acts 8:16 Lit into
  2. Acts 8:21 Or teaching; lit word
  3. Acts 8:23 Or doomed to the
  4. Acts 8:23 Lit bond

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