Acts 8:18
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,

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

New King James Version
And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

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

NASB 1995
Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,

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

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

Christian Standard Bible
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, 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,

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,

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,

Contemporary English Version
Simon noticed that the Spirit was given only when the apostles placed their hands on the people. So he brought 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,

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,

Good News Translation
Simon saw that the Spirit had been given to the believers when the apostles placed their hands on them. So he offered money to Peter and John,

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Simon, having beheld that through the laying on of the hands of the apostles the Holy Spirit is given, brought money before them,

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

New Heart English Bible
Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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

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

he offered.

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, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant…

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, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

Ezekiel 13:19
And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?









(18, 19) When Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands. . . .--The words imply that the result was something visible and conspicuous. A change was wrought; and men spoke with tongues and prophesied. To the sorcerer, accustomed to charms and incantations, the men who were in possession of this power would seem to be enchanters with a higher knowledge than his own, and he who had purchased many such secrets, after the manner of the time (comp. Acts 19:19), from previous masters in the magic art, thought that this might be obtained in the same way. The act thus recorded has given its name to a large class of offences in ecclesiastical jurisprudence, and the sin of Simony in all its forms, the act of purchasing spiritual powers and functions, perpetuates the infamy of the magician of Samaria.

Verse 18. - Now for and, A.V.; the laying for laying, A.V. Ver, 19. - My hands for hands, A.V. Would to God that spiritual powers in the Church had never been prostituted to base purposes of worldly gain, and that all the servants of Christ had shown themselves as superior to "filthy lucre" as Peter and Elisha were! But the particular offence called simony has but a very faint analogy to the act of Simon.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

Simon
Σίμων (Simōn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4613: Simon. Of Hebrew origin; Simon, the name of nine Israelites.

saw
Ἰδὼν (Idōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

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

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Spirit
Πνεῦμα (Pneuma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

was given
δίδοται (didotai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

laying on
ἐπιθέσεως (epitheseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1936: A laying on; an attack, assault. From epitithemi; an imposition.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Feminine 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’
ἀποστόλων (apostolōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

hands,
χειρῶν (cheirōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 5495: A hand.

he offered
προσήνεγκεν (prosēnenken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4374: From pros and phero; to bear towards, i.e. Lead to, tender, treat.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 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.

money.
χρήματα (chrēmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 5536: Money, riches, possessions. Something useful or needed, i.e. Wealth, price.


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