And SaulG4569 was consentingG4909 to his death.G336 And atG1722 that timeG2250 there was a greatG3173 persecutionG1375 againstG1909 the churchG1577 whichG3588 was atG1722 Jerusalem;G2414 and they were allG3956 scatteredG1289 abroadG1289 throughoutG2596 the regionsG5561 of JudaeaG2449 and Samaria,G4540 exceptG4133 the apostles.G652
And devoutG2126 menG435 carriedG4792 StephenG4736 to his burial, and madeG4160 greatG3173 lamentationG2870 overG1909 him.
As for Saul,G4569 he made havocG3075 of the church,G1577 enteringG1531 intoG1531 everyG2596 house,G3624 and halingG4951 menG435 and womenG1135 committedG3860 them to prison.G5438
ThereforeG3767 they that were scatteredG1289 abroadG1289 wentG1330 everyG1330 whereG1330 preachingG2097 the word.G3056
ThenG1161 PhilipG5376 wentG2718 downG2718 to the cityG4172 of Samaria,G4540 and preachedG2784 ChristG5547 to them.
And the peopleG3793 with oneG3661 accordG3661 gaveG4337 heedG4337 to thoseG3588 things which PhilipG5376 spoke,G3004 hearingG191 and seeingG991 the miraclesG4592 which he did.G4160
For uncleanG169 spirits,G4151 cryingG994 with loudG3173 voice,G5456 cameG1831 out of manyG4183 that were possessedG2192 with them: and manyG4183 taken with palsies,G3886 and that were lame,G5560 were healed.G2323
And there was greatG3173 joyG5479 in that city.G4172
But there was a certainG5100 man,G435 calledG3686 Simon,G4613 which beforetimeG4391 in the same cityG4172 usedG3096 sorcery,G3096 and bewitchedG1839 the peopleG1484 of Samaria,G4540 givingG3004 out that himselfG1438 was someG5100 greatG3173 one:
To whomG3739 they allG3956 gaveG4337 heed,G4337 from the leastG3398 to the greatest,G3173 saying,G3004 ThisG3778 man is the greatG3173 powerG1411 of God.G2316
And to him they had regard,G4337 becauseG1223 that of longG2425 timeG5550 he had bewitchedG1839 them with sorceries.G3095
But whenG3753 they believedG4100 PhilipG5376 preachingG2097 the things concerningG4012 the kingdomG932 of God,G2316 and the nameG3686 of JesusG2424 Christ,G5547 they were baptized,G907 bothG5037 menG435 and women.G1135
ThenG1161 SimonG4613 himselfG846 believedG4100 also:G2532 and when he was baptized,G907 he continuedG4342 with Philip,G5376 and wondered,G1839 beholdingG2334 the miraclesG1411 and signsG4592 which were done.G1096
NowG1161 when the apostlesG652 whichG3588 were atG1722 JerusalemG2414 heardG191 that SamariaG4540 had receivedG1209 the wordG3056 of God,G2316 they sentG649 to them PeterG4074 and John:G2491
Who,G3748 when they were comeG2597 down,G2597 prayedG4336 for them, that they might receiveG2983 the HolyG40 Ghost:G4151
(For as yetG3768 he was fallenG1968 on noneG3762 of them: onlyG3440 they were baptizedG907 in the nameG3686 of the LordG2962 Jesus.G2424)
ThenG5119 laidG2007 they their handsG5495 onG1909 them, and they receivedG2983 the HolyG40 Ghost.G4151
And when SimonG4613 sawG2300 that throughG1223 layingG1936 onG1936 of the apostles'G652 handsG5495 the HolyG40 GhostG4151 was given,G1325 he offeredG4374 them money,G5536
Saying,G3004 GiveG1325 me alsoG2504 thisG5026 power,G1849 that onG2007 whomsoeverG3739 G302 I layG2007 hands,G5495 he may receiveG2983 the HolyG40 Ghost.G4151
But PeterG4074 saidG2036 to him, Your moneyG694 perishG1510 with you, becauseG3754 you have thoughtG3543 that the giftG1431 of GodG2316 may be purchasedG2932 with money.G5536
You haveG2076 neitherG3756 partG3310 norG3761 lotG2819 in thisG5129 matter:G3056 for your heartG2588 is not rightG2117 in the sightG1799 of God.G2316
RepentG3340 thereforeG3767 of thisG5026 your wickedness,G2549 and prayG1189 God,G2316 ifG1487 perhapsG686 the thoughtG1963 of yourG4671 heartG2588 may be forgivenG863 you.
For I perceiveG3708 that you are in the gallG5521 of bitterness,G4088 and in the bondG4886 of iniquity.G93
ThenG1161 answeredG611 Simon,G4613 and said,G2036 PrayG1189 you to the LORDG2962 for me, that noneG3367 of these things whichG3739 you have spokenG2046 comeG1904 on me.
And they, when they had testifiedG1263 and preachedG2980 the wordG3056 of the Lord,G2962 returnedG5290 to Jerusalem,G2419 and preachedG2097 the gospelG2097 in manyG4183 villagesG2968 of the Samaritans.G4541
And the angelG32 of the LordG2962 spokeG2980 to Philip,G5376 saying,G3004 Arise,G450 and goG4198 towardG2596 the southG3314 to the wayG3598 that goesG3597 downG2597 from JerusalemG2419 to Gaza,G1048 whichG3778 is desert.G2048
And he aroseG450 and went:G4198 and, behold,G2400 a manG435 of Ethiopia,G128 an eunuchG2135 of great authorityG1413 under CandaceG2582 queenG938 of the Ethiopians,G128 whoG3739 had the chargeG1909 of allG3956 her treasure,G1047 and had comeG2064 to JerusalemG2419 for to worship,G4352
Was returning,G5290 and sittingG2521 in his chariotG716 readG314 EsaiasG2268 the prophet.G4396
ThenG1161 the SpiritG4151 saidG2036 to Philip,G5376 GoG4334 near,G4334 and joinG2853 yourself to thisG5129 chariot.G716
And PhilipG5376 ranG4370 thitherG4370 to him, and heardG191 him readG314 the prophetG4396 Esaias,G2268 and said,G2036 UnderstandG1097 you whatG3739 you read?G314
And he said,G2036 HowG4459 canG1410 I, exceptG3362 someG5100 man should guideG3594 me? And he desiredG3870 PhilipG5376 that he would comeG305 up and sitG2523 with him.
The placeG4042 of the scriptureG1124 which he readG314 was this,G3778 He was ledG71 as a sheepG4263 to the slaughter;G4967 and likeG5613 a lambG286 dumbG880 beforeG1726 his shearer,G2751 soG3779 openedG455 he not his mouth:G4750
In his humiliationG5014 his judgmentG2920 was takenG142 away: and whoG5101 shall declareG1334 his generation?G1074 for his lifeG2222 is takenG142 from the earth.G1093
And the eunuchG2135 answeredG611 Philip,G5376 and said,G2036 I prayG1189 you, of whomG5101 speaksG3004 the prophetG4396 this?G5124 of himself,G1438 orG2228 of someG5100 otherG2087 man?
ThenG1161 PhilipG5376 openedG455 his mouth,G4750 and beganG756 atG575 the sameG5026 scripture,G1124 and preachedG2097 to him Jesus.G2424
And as they wentG4198 onG2596 their way,G3598 they cameG2064 to a certainG5100 water:G5204 and the eunuchG2135 said,G5346 See,G2400 here is water;G5204 whatG5101 does hinderG2967 me to be baptized?G907
And PhilipG5376 said,G2036 IfG1487 you believeG4100 with allG3650 yourG3588 heart,G2588 you may.G1832 And he answeredG611 and said,G2036 I believeG4100 that JesusG2424 ChristG5547 is the SonG5207 of God.G2316
And he commandedG2753 the chariotG716 to standG2476 still:G2476 and they wentG2597 downG2597 bothG297 intoG1519 the water,G5204 bothG5037 PhilipG5376 and the eunuch;G2135 and he baptizedG907 him.
And whenG3753 they were comeG305 up out of the water,G5204 the SpiritG4151 of the LordG2962 caughtG726 awayG726 Philip,G5376 that the eunuchG2135 sawG1492 him noG3765 more:G3765 and he wentG4198 on his wayG3598 rejoicing.G5463
But PhilipG5376 was foundG2147 atG1519 Azotus:G108 and passingG1330 throughG1223 he preachedG2097 in allG3956 the cities,G4172 tillG2193 he cameG2064 to Caesarea.G2542