World English Bible
Acts 8 (WEBP)
 Saul was consenting to his death. A great persecution arose against the assembly which was in Jerusalem in that day. They were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles.
 Devout men buried Stephen and lamented greatly over him.
 But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into every house and dragged both men and women off to prison.
 Therefore those who were scattered abroad went around preaching the word.
 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ.
 The multitudes listened with one accord to the things that were spoken by Philip when they heard and saw the signs which he did.
 For unclean spirits came out of many of those who had them. They came out, crying with a loud voice. Many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed.
 There was great joy in that city.
 But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who used to practice sorcery in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, making himself out to be some great one,
 to whom they all listened, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is that great power of God.”
 They listened to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his sorceries.
 But when they believed Philip preaching good news concerning God’s Kingdom and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
 Simon himself also believed. Being baptized, he continued with Philip. Seeing signs and great miracles occurring, he was amazed.
 Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,
 who, when they had come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit;
 for as yet he had fallen on none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of Christ Jesus.
 Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
 Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,
 saying, “Give me also this power, that whomever I lay my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit.”
 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn’t right before God.
 Repent therefore of this, your wickedness, and ask God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
 For I see that you are in the poison of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.”
 Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that none of the things which you have spoken happen to me.”
 They therefore, when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the Good News to many villages of the Samaritans.
 Then an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is a desert.”
 He arose and went; and behold, there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship.
 He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
 The Spirit said to Philip, “Go near, and join yourself to this chariot.”
 Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
 He said, “How can I, unless someone explains it to me?” He begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
 Now the passage of the Scripture which he was reading was this, “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter. As a lamb before his shearer is silent, so he doesn’t open his mouth.
 In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away. Who will declare His generation? For his life is taken from the earth.”†
 The eunuch answered Philip, “Who is the prophet talking about? About himself, or about someone else?”
 Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him about Jesus.
 As they went on the way, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Behold, here is water. What is keeping me from being baptized?”
 He commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, and the eunuch didn’t see him any more, for he went on his way rejoicing.
 But Philip was found at Azotus. Passing through, he preached the Good News to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.
Acts 8:33 Isaiah 53:7,8
Acts 8:37 TR adds Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” He answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
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Acts 8 (KJVS)
 And G1161 Saul G4569 was G2258 (ImpfInd) consenting G4909 (PresActPtc) unto his G846 death G336. And G1161 at G1722 that G1565 time G2250 there was G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) a great G3173 persecution G1375 against G1909 the church G1577 which G3588 was at G1722 Jerusalem G2414; and G5037 they were G1289 all G3956 scattered abroad G1289 (AorPasInd) throughout G2596 the regions G5561 of Judaea G2449 and G2532 Samaria G4540, except G4133 the apostles G652.
 And G1161 devout G2126 men G435 carried G4792 (AorActInd) Stephen G4736 [to his burial], and G2532 made G4160 (AorMidInd) great G3173 lamentation G2870 over G1909 him G846.
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 Therefore G3767 G3303 they that were scattered abroad G1289 (Aor2PasPtc) went every where G1330 (Aor2ActInd) preaching G2097 (PresMidPtc) the word G3056.
 Then G1161 Philip G5376 went down G2718 (Aor2ActPtc) to G1519 the city G4172 of Samaria G4540, and preached G2784 (ImpfActInd) Christ G5547 unto them G846.
 And G5037 the people G3793 with one accord G3661 gave heed G4337 (ImpfActInd) unto those things which Philip G5376 spake G3004 (PresPasPtc) G5259, hearing G1722 G191 (PresActInf) G846 and G2532 seeing G991 (PresActInf) the miracles G4592 which G3739 he did G4160 (ImpfActInd).
 For G1063 unclean G169 spirits G4151, crying G994 (PresActPtc) with loud G3173 voice G5456, came out G1831 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) of many G4183 that were possessed G2192 (PresActPtc) [with them]: and G1161 many G4183 taken with palsies G3886 (PerfPasPtc), and G2532 that were lame G5560, were healed G2323 (AorPasInd).
 And G2532 there was G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) great G3173 joy G5479 in G1722 that G1565 city G4172.
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 (For G1063 as yet G3768 he was G2258 (ImpfInd) fallen G1968 (PerfActPtc) upon G1909 none G3762 of them G846: only G3440 G1161 they were G5225 (ImpfActInd) baptized G907 (PerfPasPtc) in G1519 the name G3686 of the Lord G2962 Jesus G2424.)
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 Saying G3004 (PresActPtc), Give G1325 (Aor2ActImpr) me also G2504 this G5026 power G1849, that G2443 on G2007 whomsoever G3739 G1437 I lay G2007 (Aor2ActSubj) hands G5495, he may receive G2983 (PresActSubj) the Holy G40 Ghost G4151.
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 Thou G4671 hast G2076 (PresInd) neither G3756 part G3310 nor G3761 lot G2819 in G1722 this G5129 matter G3056: for G1063 thy G4675 heart G2588 is G2076 (PresInd) not G3756 right G2117 in the sight G1799 of God G2316.
 Repent G3340 (AorActImpr) therefore G3767 of G575 this G5026 thy G4675 wickedness G2549, and G2532 pray G1189 (AorPasDepImpr) God G2316, if G1487 perhaps G686 the thought G1963 of thine G4675 heart G2588 may be forgiven G863 (FutPasInd) thee G4671.
 For G1063 I perceive G3708 (PresActInd) that thou G4571 art G5607 (PresPtc) in G1519 the gall G5521 of bitterness G4088, and G2532 [in] the bond G4886 of iniquity G93.
 Then G1161 answered G611 (AorPasDepPtc) Simon G4613, and said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Pray G1189 (AorPasDepImpr) ye G5210 to G4314 the Lord G2962 for G5228 me G1700, that G3704 none of these things G3367 which G3739 ye have spoken G2046 (PerfActInd) come G1904 (Aor2ActSubj) upon G1909 me G1691.
 And they, when G3303 G3767 they had testified G1263 (AorMidDepPtc) and G2532 preached G2980 (AorActPtc) the word G3056 of the Lord G2962, returned G5290 (AorActInd) to G1519 Jerusalem G2419, and G5037 preached the gospel G2097 (AorMidInd) in many G4183 villages G2968 of the Samaritans G4541.
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 And G2532 he arose G450 (Aor2ActPtc) and went G4198 (AorPasDepInd): and G2532, behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), a man G435 of Ethiopia G128, an eunuch G2135 of great authority G1413 under Candace G2582 queen G938 of the Ethiopians G128, who G3739 had G2258 (ImpfInd) the charge of G1909 all G3956 her G846 treasure G1047, and G3739 had come G2064 (PlupfActInd) to G1519 Jerusalem G2419 for to worship G4352 (FutActPtc),
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 G1161 The place G4042 of the scripture G1124 which G3739 he read G314 (ImpfActInd) was G2258 (ImpfInd) this G3778, He was led G71 (AorPasInd) as G5613 a sheep G4263 to G1909 the slaughter G4967; and G2532 like G5613 a lamb G286 dumb G880 before G1726 his G846 shearer G2751 (PresActPtc), so G3779 opened he G455 (PresActInd) not G3756 his G846 mouth G4750:
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Young’s Literal Translation
Acts 8 (YLT)
 And Saul was assenting to his death, and there came in that day a great persecution upon the assembly in Jerusalem, all also were scattered abroad in the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles;
 and devout men carried away Stephen, and made great lamentation over him;
 and Saul was making havoc of the assembly, into every house entering, and haling men and women, was giving them up to prison;
 they then indeed, having been scattered, went abroad proclaiming good news-the word.
 And Philip having gone down to a city of Samaria, was preaching to them the Christ,
 the multitudes also were giving heed to the things spoken by Philip, with one accord, in their hearing and seeing the signs that he was doing,
 for unclean spirits came forth from many who were possessed, crying with a loud voice, and many who have been paralytic and lame were healed,
 and there was great joy in that city.
 And a certain man, by name Simon, was before in the city using magic, and amazing the nation of Samaria, saying himself to be a certain great one,
 to whom they were all giving heed, from small unto great, saying, ‘This one is the great power of God;’
 and they were giving heed to him, because of his having for a long time amazed them with deeds of magic.
 And when they believed Philip, proclaiming good news, the things concerning the reign of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized both men and women;
 and Simon also himself did believe, and, having been baptized, he was continuing with Philip, beholding also signs and mighty acts being done, he was amazed.
 And the apostles in Jerusalem having heard that Samaria hath received the word of God, did send unto them Peter and John,
 who having come down did pray concerning them, that they may receive the Holy Spirit,-
 for as yet he was fallen upon none of them, and only they have been baptized-to the name of the Lord Jesus;
 then were they laying hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
 And Simon, having beheld that through the laying on of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Spirit is given, brought before them money,
 saying, ‘Give also to me this authority, that on whomsoever I may lay the hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.’
 And Peter said unto him, ‘Thy silver with thee-may it be to destruction! because the gift of God thou didst think to possess through money;
 thou hast neither part nor lot in this thing, for thy heart is not right before God;
 reform, therefore, from this thy wickedness, and beseech God, if then the purpose of thy heart may be forgiven thee,
 for in the gall of bitterness, and bond of unrighteousness, I perceive thee being.’
 And Simon answering, said, ‘Beseech ye for me unto the Lord, that nothing may come upon me of the things ye have spoken.’
 They indeed, therefore, having testified fully, and spoken the word of the Lord, did turn back to Jerusalem; in many villages also of the Samaritans they did proclaim good news.
 And a messenger of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, ‘Arise, and go on toward the south, on the way that is going down from Jerusalem to Gaza?’-this is desert.
 And having arisen, he went on, and lo, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch, a man of rank, of Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to worship to Jerusalem;
 he was also returning, and is sitting on his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
 And the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go near, and be joined to this chariot;’
 and Philip having run near, heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, ‘Dost thou then know what thou dost read?’
 and he said, ‘Why, how am I able, if some one may not guide me?’ he called Philip also, having come up, to sit with him.
 And the contents of the Writing that he was reading was this: ‘As a sheep unto slaughter he was led, and as a lamb before his shearer dumb, so he doth not open his mouth;
 in his humiliation his judgment was taken away, and his generation-who shall declare? because taken from the earth is his life.’
 And the eunuch answering Philip said, ‘I pray thee, about whom doth the prophet say this? about himself, or about some other one?’
 and Philip having opened his mouth, and having begun from this Writing, proclaimed good news to him-Jesus.
 And as they were going on the way, they came upon a certain water, and the eunuch said, ‘Lo, water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?’
 And Philip said, ‘If thou dost believe out of all the heart, it is lawful;’ and he answering said, ‘I believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God;’
 and he commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down to the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him;
 and when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, and the eunuch saw him no more, for he was going on his way rejoicing;
 and Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through, he was proclaiming good news to all the cities, till his coming to Caesarea.