Acts 8:21
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
You don't have any part in this, and God sees that your heart isn't right.

Good News Translation
You have no part or share in our work, because your heart is not right in God's sight.

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
That is why Levi has no portion or inheritance among his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, as the LORD your God promised him.

Deuteronomy 12:12
And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God--you, your sons and daughters, and your menservants and maidservants, and the Levite within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance among you.

Nehemiah 2:20
So I answered them and said, "The God of heaven is the One who will grant us success. We, His servants, will start rebuilding, but you have no portion, right, or claim in Jerusalem."

Psalm 78:37
Their hearts were disloyal to Him, and they were unfaithful to 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.

hast.

Joshua 22:25
For the LORD hath made Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children of Gad; ye have no part in the LORD: so shall your children make our children cease from fearing the LORD.

Ezekiel 14:3
Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of at all by them?

Revelation 20:6
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

for.

2 Chronicles 25:2
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.

Psalm 36:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

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







Lexicon
You
σοι (soi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

have
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

no
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

part
μερὶς (meris)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3310: Feminine of meros; a portion, i.e. Province, share or participation.

[or]
οὐδὲ (oude)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

share
κλῆρος (klēros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2819: (a) a lot, (b) a portion assigned; hence: a portion of the people of God assigned to one's care, a congregation.

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

[our]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ministry,
λόγῳ (logō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

heart
καρδία (kardia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

right
εὐθεῖα (eutheia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2117: Perhaps from eu and tithemi; straight, i.e. level, or true; adverbially at once.

before
ἔναντι (enanti)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1725: Before, in the presence of. From en and anti; in front of.

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