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When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at 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,
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,
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,
Acts 8:18 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When Simon saw, etc. - By hearing these speak with different tongues and work miracles.
He offered them money - Supposing that the dispensing this Spirit belonged to them - that they could give it to whomsoever they pleased; and imagining that, as he saw them to be poor men, they would not object to take money for their gift; and it is probable that he had gained considerably by his juggling, and therefore could afford to spare some, as he hoped to make it all up by the profit which he expected to derive from this new influence.
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2 Kings 5:15,16 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold...
2 Kings 8:9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden...
Ezekiel 13:19 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die...
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give.
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.
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Acts 8:17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Acts 8:19 and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."