Acts 8:18
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New International Version
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money

New Living Translation
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given when the apostles laid their hands on people, he offered them money to buy this power.

English Standard Version
Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,

Berean Study Bible
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money.

Berean Literal Bible
Now of Simon having seen that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered to them money,

New American Standard Bible
Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,

King James Bible
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,

International Standard Version
Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money

NET Bible
Now Simon, when he saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, offered them money,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Simon saw that by laying on of the hands of the Apostles The Spirit of Holiness was given, he brought silver to them,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Simon saw that the Spirit was given to the Samaritans when the apostles placed their hands on them. So he offered Peter and John money

New American Standard 1977
Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

King James 2000 Bible
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

American King James Version
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

American Standard Version
Now when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Simon saw, that by the imposition of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

Darby Bible Translation
But Simon, having seen that by the laying on of the hands of the apostles the [Holy] Spirit was given, offered them money,

English Revised Version
Now when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

Weymouth New Testament
When, however, Simon saw that it was through the laying on of the Apostles' hands that the Spirit was bestowed, he offered them money.

World English Bible
Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,

Young's Literal Translation
And Simon, having beheld that through the laying on of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Spirit is given, brought before them money,
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
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. 19“Give me this power as well,” he said, “so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”…
Cross References
Acts 8:17
Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Acts 8:19
"Give me this power as well," he said, "so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."
Treasury of Scripture

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