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8:1 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.
8:4 Therefore those who were scattered abroad went around preaching the word.
8:5 Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed to them the Christ.
8:6 The multitudes listened with one accord to the things that were spoken by Philip, when they heard and saw the signs which he did.
8:8 There was great joy in that city.
8:9 But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who had used sorcery in the city before, and amazed the people of Samaria, making himself out to be some great one,
8:13 Simon himself also believed. Being baptized, he continued with Philip. Seeing signs and great miracles done, he was amazed.
8:15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit;
8:16 for as yet he had fallen on none of them. They had only been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
8:17 Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
8:18 Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles` hands, he offered them money,
8:19 saying, "Give me also this power, that whoever I lay my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."
8:23 For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity."
8:24 Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that none of the things which you have spoken come on me."
8:25 They therefore, when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans.
8:26 But 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."
8:27 He arose and went. 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.
8:28 He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
8:29 The Spirit said to Philip, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot."
8:31 He said, "How can I, unless someone explains it to me?" He begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
8:33 In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away. Who will declare His generations? For his life is taken from the earth."
8:34 The eunuch answered Philip, "Please tell who the prophet is talking about: about himself, or about some other?"
8:35 Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.
8:39 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.
8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus. Passing through, he preached the gospel to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.