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 (A)acquire the gift of God with money! 21 You have (B)no part or share in this [a]matter, for your heart is not (C)right before God. 22 Therefore, repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, (D)if possible, the intention of your heart will be forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are [b]in the gall of bitterness and in (E)the [c]bondage of unrighteousness.” 24 But Simon answered and said, “(F)Pray to the Lord for me yourselves, so that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.”

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

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