Acts 8:21
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New International Version
You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.

New Living Translation
You can have no part in this, for your heart is not right with God.

English Standard Version
You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.

Berean Study Bible
You have no part or share in our ministry, because your heart is not right before God.

Berean Literal Bible
To you there is no part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.

New American Standard Bible
"You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.

King James Bible
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have no part or share in this matter, because your heart is not right before God.

International Standard Version
You have no part or share in what we're saying, because your heart isn't right with God.

NET Bible
You have no share or part in this matter because your heart is not right before God!

New Heart English Bible
You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You have no part or allotment in this faith, because your heart is not upright before God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You won't have any share in this because God can see how twisted your thinking is.

New American Standard 1977
“You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

King James 2000 Bible
You have neither part nor lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of God.

American King James Version
You have neither part nor lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of God.

American Standard Version
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right before God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast no part nor lot in this matter. For thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not upright before God.

English Revised Version
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right before God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

Weymouth New Testament
No part or lot have you in this matter, for your heart is not right in God's sight.

World English Bible
You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right before God.

Young's Literal Translation
thou hast neither part nor lot in this thing, for thy heart is not right before God;
Study Bible
Simon the Sorcerer
20But Peter replied, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! 21You have no part or share in our ministry, because your heart is not right before God. 22Repent, therefore, of your wickedness, and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive you for the intent of your heart.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 10:9
Therefore, Levi does not have a portion or inheritance with his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, just as the LORD your God spoke to him.)

Deuteronomy 12:12
"And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levite who is within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance with you.

Nehemiah 2:20
So I answered them and said to them, "The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem."

Psalm 78:37
For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.

Luke 1:6
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and decrees of the Lord.

Ephesians 5:5
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure, or greedy person (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Treasury of Scripture

You have neither part nor lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of God.

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Joshua 22:25 For the LORD has made Jordan a border between us and you, you children …

Ezekiel 14:3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and …

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection: on …

Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this …

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2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not …

Psalm 36:1 The transgression of the wicked said within my heart, that there …

Psalm 78:36,37 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied …

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the …

Matthew 6:22-24 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, …

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight…

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

(21) Neither part nor lot.--A like, though not an identical, combination of the two words meets us in Colossians 1:12. On the latter, see Notes on Acts 1:17; Acts 1:25. It is, perhaps, used here in its secondary sense. Simon had no inheritance in the spiritual gifts nor in the spiritual offices of the Church. The power attached to the apostleship was not a thing for traffic.

Thy heart is not right in the sight of God.--"Straight" or "right" is used, as in Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:3, for "straightforward," not in the secondary sense of "being as it ought to be." The word is not of frequent occurrence in the New Testament, but, like so many of the spoken words of St. Peter, meets us again as coming from his pen (2Peter 2:15).

Verse 21. - Before God for in the sight of God, A.V. Thou hast neither part nor lot. The "covetous shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:10; comp. Psalm 10:3; Luke 16:14; 1 Timothy 3:3). The phrase, ἐν τῷ λόγῳ τούτῳ, rendered in this matter, seems to be more fitly rendered in the margin, "in this Word," i.e. the Word of life, the Word of salvation, which we preach (see Acts 5:20; Acts 10:36; Acts 13:26). Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter,.... Or business of the gift of the Holy Ghost; signifying, that as he had not the grace of the Spirit of God implanted in him, so he should not have any of the gifts of the Spirit bestowed on him; and much less a power of communicating them to others, through laying on of hands: or "in this word"; the word of the Gospel, preached by the apostles; and in any of the blessings published in it, as the forgiveness of sins, a justifying righteousness, and eternal life; and so the Syraic version renders it, "in this faith"; neither in the grace of faith, nor in the doctrine of faith: it seems to answer to a way of speaking frequently used among the Jews, that such and such persons, , "have no part or lot", in the world to come (i). The Ethiopic version reads, "because of this thy word"; because for his money, he had desired to have a power of bestowing the Holy Ghost on persons, through the imposition of his hands; which showed he had no share in the grace of God, and would have no part in eternal life, thus living and dying:

for thy heart is not right in the sight of God; he had not a clean heart, nor a right spirit created in him; he had not true principles of grace wrought in him; his heart was full of covetousness, ambition, and hypocrisy; he had no good designs, ends, and aims, in what he said and did; in his profession of faith, in his baptism, in his attendance on Philip's ministry, and in his request for the above power, of conferring the Holy Ghost: his view was not the spread and confirmation of the Gospel, or the enlargement of the kingdom and interest of Christ, and the glory of God, but his own applause and worldly interest; and therefore, however he might be thought of by men, to be a good and disinterested man, he was otherwise in the sight of God, who is the searcher of the heart, and the trier of the reins of the children of men.

(i) Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 11. sect. 1.21. Thou hast neither part nor lot … thy heart is not fight, etc.—This is the fidelity of a minister of Christ to one deceiving himself in a very awful manner.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.
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