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(A)Philip went down to the city[a] of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. (B)And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip when they heard him (C)and saw the signs that he did. For (D)unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who had them, and many who were paralysed or lame were healed. So (E)there was much joy in that city.

Simon the Magician Believes

But there was a man named Simon, (F)who had previously practised magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, (G)saying that he himself was somebody great. 10 They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, (H)“This man is the power of God that is called (I)Great.” 11 And they paid attention to him because for a long time he had (J)amazed them with his magic. 12 But when (K)they believed Philip as he preached good news (L)about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, (M)they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And (N)seeing signs and (O)great miracles[b] performed, (P)he was amazed.

14 Now when (Q)the apostles at Jerusalem heard that (R)Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them (S)that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 for (T)he had not yet (U)fallen on any of them, but (V)they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then (W)they laid their hands on them and (X)they received the Holy Spirit.

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  1. Acts 8:5 Some manuscripts a city
  2. Acts 8:13 Greek works of power

25 Now when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, (A)preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans.

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