Acts 8:14
New International Version
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria.

New Living Translation
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that the people of Samaria had accepted God’s message, they sent Peter and John there.

English Standard Version
Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John,

Berean Study Bible
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the apostles in Jerusalem, having heard that Samaria had received the word of God, sent to them Peter and John,

King James Bible
Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

New King James Version
Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,

New American Standard Bible
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John,

NASB 1995
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John,

NASB 1977
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John,

Amplified Bible
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that [the people of] Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.

Christian Standard Bible
When the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had welcomed God’s message, they sent Peter and John to them.

American Standard Version
Now when the apostles that were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the Apostles of Jerusalem heard that the people of the Samaritans had received the word of God, they sent Shimeon Kaypha and Yohannan to them.

Contemporary English Version
The apostles in Jerusalem heard that some people in Samaria had accepted God's message, and they sent Peter and John.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when the apostles, who were in Jerusalem, had heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John.

English Revised Version
Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

Good News Translation
The apostles in Jerusalem heard that the people of Samaria had received the word of God, so they sent Peter and John to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that the Samaritans had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.

International Standard Version
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaritans had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.

Literal Standard Version
And the apostles in Jerusalem having heard that Samaria has received the word of God, sent Peter and John to them,

NET Bible
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.

New Heart English Bible
Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,

Weymouth New Testament
When the Apostles in Jerusalem heard that the Samaritans had accepted God's Message, they sent Peter and John to visit them.

World English Bible
Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,

Young's Literal Translation
And the apostles in Jerusalem having heard that Samaria hath received the word of God, did send unto them Peter and John,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Simon the Sorcerer
13Even Simon himself believed and was baptized. He followed Philip closely and was astounded by the great signs and miracles he observed. 14When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 15On their arrival, they prayed for them to receive the Holy Spirit.…

Cross References
1 Kings 13:32
for the message that he cried out by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines on the high places in the cities of Samaria will surely come to pass."

Luke 22:8
Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare for us to eat the Passover."

Acts 8:1
And Saul was there, giving approval to Stephen's death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.


Treasury of Scripture

Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John:

when.

Acts 8:1
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

Acts 11:1,19-22
And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God…

Acts 15:4
And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

received.

Acts 2:41
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Acts 17:11
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Matthew 13:23
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Peter.

Acts 3:1-3
Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour

Galatians 2:9
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.









(14) When the apostles which were at Jerusalem. . . .--The tidings came to the Twelve as a proof that the limitation which had at first excluded Samaria from the range of their work as preachers of the kingdom had now passed away (Matthew 10:5), and that the time had now come when they were to be "witnesses" to Christ in Samaria as well as in Judaea (Acts 1:8). Old antipathies of race and worship disappeared, and without hesitation they sent the two who were, in many respects, the chief of the Apostles to sanction the admission of the new converts. The Apostle who in his zeal had once sought to call down the fire of the wrath of God on the village of the Samaritans (Luke 9:54), was now to bring to them that baptism of the Holy Ghost and of fire (Matthew 3:11) which spoke not of wrath but of love. That his companion should be Peter, was natural, both from the position which the latter occupied as the leader of the apostolic company and from the friendship by which the two had been throughout their life united.

The word of God is characteristically used by St. Luke, as in his Gospel, for the whole sum and substance of the gospel of Christ. (Comp. Luke 5:1; Luke 8:11; Luke 8:21.) . . .

Verse 14. - The apostles (see ver. 1). They sent unto them Peter and John. The selection of these two chief apostles shows the great importance attached to the conversion of the Samaritans. The joint act of the college of apostles in sending them demonstrates that Peter was not a pope, but a brother apostle, albeit their primate; and that the government of the Church was in the apostolate, not in one of the number.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[When]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

apostles
ἀπόστολοι (apostoloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Jerusalem
Ἱεροσολύμοις (Hierosolymois)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2414: The Greek form of the Hebrew name: Jerusalem. Of Hebrew origin; Hierosolyma

heard
Ἀκούσαντες (Akousantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

Samaria
Σαμάρεια (Samareia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4540: Of Hebrew origin; Samaria, a city and region of Palestine.

had received
δέδεκται (dedektai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1209: To take, receive, accept, welcome. Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

they sent
ἀπέστειλαν (apesteilan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.

Peter
Πέτρον (Petron)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

John
Ἰωάννην (Iōannēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

them.
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


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