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Passage Lookup: Acts 8

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Acts 8:1
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(a)Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution [a]began against (b)the church in Jerusalem, and they were all (c)scattered throughout the regions of Judea and (d)Samaria, except the apostles.
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Acts 8:2
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Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him.
Acts 8:3
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But (e)Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and (f)dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
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Acts 8:4
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Therefore, those (g)who had been scattered went about [b](h)preaching the word.
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Acts 8:5
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(i)Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming [c]Christ to them.
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Acts 8:6
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The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the [d]signs which he was performing.
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Acts 8:7
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For in the case of many who had (j)unclean spirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice; and many who had been (k)paralyzed and lame were healed.
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Acts 8:8
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So there was (l)much rejoicing in that city.
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Acts 8:9
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Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing (m)magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, (n)claiming to be someone great;
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Acts 8:10
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and they all, from smallest to greatest, were giving attention to him, saying, "(o)This man is what is called the Great Power of God."
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Acts 8:11
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And they were giving him attention because he had for a long time astonished them with his (p)magic arts.
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Acts 8:12
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But when they believed Philip (q)preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being (r)baptized, men and women alike.
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Acts 8:13
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Even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip, and as he observed (s)signs and (t)great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed.
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Acts 8:14
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Now when (u)the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them (v)Peter and John,
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Acts 8:15
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who came down and prayed for them (w)that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
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Acts 8:16
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For He had (x)not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been (y)baptized [e]in the name of the Lord Jesus.
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Acts 8:17
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Then they (z)began laying their hands on them, and they were (aa)receiving the Holy Spirit.
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Acts 8:18
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Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,
Acts 8:19
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saying, "Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."
Acts 8:20
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But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could (ab)obtain the gift of God with money!
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Acts 8:21
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You have (ac)no part or portion in this [f]matter, for your heart is not (ad)right before God.
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Acts 8:22
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Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, (ae)if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you.
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Acts 8:23
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For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in (af)the [g]bondage of iniquity."
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Acts 8:24
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But Simon answered and said, "(ag)Pray to the Lord for me yourselves, so that nothing of what you have said may come upon me."
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Acts 8:25
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So, when they had solemnly (ah)testified and spoken (ai)the word of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, and were (aj)preaching the gospel to many villages of the (ak)Samaritans.
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Acts 8:26
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But (al)an angel of the Lord spoke to (am)Philip saying, "Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to (an)Gaza." ([h]This is a desert road.)
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Acts 8:27
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So he got up and went; and (ao)there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he (ap)had come to Jerusalem to worship,
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Acts 8:28
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and he was returning and sitting in his [i]chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
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Acts 8:29
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Then (aq)the Spirit said to Philip, "Go up and join this [j]chariot."
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Acts 8:30
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Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
Acts 8:31
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And he said, "Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
Acts 8:32
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Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this: "(ar) He was led as a sheep to slaughter ; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent , So He does not open His mouth .
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Acts 8:33
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"(as) In humiliation His judgment was taken away ; Who will [k] relate His [l] generation ? For His life is removed from the earth ."
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Acts 8:34
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The eunuch answered Philip and said, "Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself or of someone else?"
Acts 8:35
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Then Philip (at)opened his mouth, and (au)beginning from this Scripture he (av)preached Jesus to him.
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Acts 8:36
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As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said, "Look! Water! (aw)What prevents me from being baptized?"
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Acts 8:37
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[[m]And Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."]
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Acts 8:38
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And he ordered the [n]chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.
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Acts 8:39
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When they came up out of the water, (ax)the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, [o]but went on his way rejoicing.
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Acts 8:40
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But Philip [p]found himself at [q](ay)Azotus, and as he passed through he (az)kept preaching the gospel to all the cities until he came to (ba)Caesarea.
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