Simon the Sorcerer

Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery(A) in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great,(B) 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.”(C) 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery.

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18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money

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19 and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

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