Acts 8:19
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New International Version
and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."

New Living Translation
"Let me have this power, too," he exclaimed, "so that when I lay my hands on people, they will receive the Holy Spirit!"

English Standard Version
saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

Berean Study Bible
"Give me this power as well," he said, "so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."

Berean Literal Bible
saying, "Give also to me this authority, that on whomever I may lay the hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit."

New American Standard Bible
saying, "Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."

King James Bible
Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
saying, "Give me this power too, so that anyone I lay hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."

International Standard Version
and said, "Give me this power too, so that when I lay my hands on someone, he will receive the Holy Spirit."

NET Bible
saying, "Give me this power too, so that everyone I place my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."

New Heart English Bible
saying, "Give me also this power, that whomever I lay my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As he said, “Give me also this authority that he on whomever I place a hand will receive The Spirit of Holiness.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and said, "Give me this power so that anyone I place my hands on will receive the Holy Spirit."

New American Standard 1977
saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.

American King James Version
Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

American Standard Version
saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I shall lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said to him:

Darby Bible Translation
saying, Give to me also this power, in order that on whomsoever I may lay hands he may receive [the] Holy Spirit.

English Revised Version
saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
"Give me too," he said, "that power, so that every one on whom I place my hands will receive the Holy Spirit."

World English Bible
saying, "Give me also this power, that whoever I lay my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."

Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'Give also to me this authority, that on whomsoever I may lay the hands, he may receive 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
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.” 20But Peter replied, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!…
Cross References
Acts 8:18
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money.

Acts 8:20
But Peter replied, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!
Treasury of Scripture

Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

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