Acts 8:17
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New International Version
Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

New Living Translation
Then Peter and John laid their hands upon these believers, and they received the Holy Spirit.

English Standard Version
Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.

Berean Study Bible
Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Berean Literal Bible
Then they began laying the hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

New American Standard Bible
Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit.

King James Bible
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

International Standard Version
Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

NET Bible
Then Peter and John placed their hands on the Samaritans, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were laying hands upon them, and they were receiving The Spirit of Holiness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and the Samaritans received the Holy Spirit.

New American Standard 1977
Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

American King James Version
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

American Standard Version
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Darby Bible Translation
Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received [the] Holy Spirit.

English Revised Version
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the Apostles placed their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

World English Bible
Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
then were they laying hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:14-25 The Holy Ghost was as yet fallen upon none of these coverts, in the extraordinary powers conveyed by the descent of the Spirit upon the day of Pentecost. We may take encouragement from this example, in praying to God to give the renewing graces of the Holy Ghost to all for whose spiritual welfare we are concerned; for that includes all blessings. No man can give the Holy Spirit by the laying on of his hands; but we should use our best endeavours to instruct those for whom we pray. Simon Magus was ambitious to have the honour of an apostle, but cared not at all to have the spirit and disposition of a Christian. He was more desirous to gain honour to himself, than to do good to others. Peter shows him his crime. He esteemed the wealth of this world, as if it would answer for things relating to the other life, and would purchase the pardon of sin, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and eternal life. This was such a condemning error as could by no means consist with a state of grace. Our hearts are what they are in the sight of God, who cannot be deceived. And if they are not right in his sight, our religion is vain, and will stand us in no stead. A proud and covetous heart cannot be right with God. It is possible for a man to continue under the power of sin, yet to put on a form of godliness. When tempted with money to do evil, see what a perishing thing money is, and scorn it. Think not that Christianity is a trade to live by in this world. There is much wickedness in the thought of the heart, its false notions, and corrupt affections, and wicked projects, which must be repented of, or we are undone. But it shall be forgiven, upon our repentance. The doubt here is of the sincerity of Simon's repentance, not of his pardon, if his repentance was sincere. Grant us, Lord, another sort of faith than that which made Simon wonder only, and did not sanctify his heart. May we abhor all thoughts of making religion serve the purposes of pride or ambition. And keep us from that subtle poison of spiritual pride, which seeks glory to itself even from humility. May we seek only the honour which cometh from God.
Study Bible
Simon the Sorcerer
16For the Holy Spirit had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 17Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. 18When Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money.…
Cross References
Mark 5:23
and pleaded with Him urgently, "My little daughter is near death. Please come and place Your hands on her, so that she will be healed and live."

Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 6:6
They presented these seven to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

Acts 8:18
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money.

Acts 19:6
And when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.
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Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

laid.

Acts 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands …

Acts 6:6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they …

Acts 9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting …

Acts 13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, …

Acts 19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came on …

Numbers 8:10 And you shall bring the Levites before the LORD: and the children …

Numbers 27:18 And the LORD said to Moses, Take you Joshua the son of Nun, a man …

1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, …

1 Timothy 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's …

2 Timothy 1:6 Why I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which …

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection …

they received.

Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, …

Galatians 3:2-5 This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works …

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