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1. Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
3. As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
6. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
7. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.
9. But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great,
10. to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the great power of God."
12. But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.
13. Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done.
14. Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,
16. For as yet He had fallen upon none of them. They had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
18. And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
20. But Peter said to him, "Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money!
21. You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God.
22. Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
25. So when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.
26. Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is desert.
27. So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship,
30. So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
31. And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.
32. The place in the Scripture which he read was this: "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
33. In His humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth."
34. So the eunuch answered Philip and said, "I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?"
36. Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?"
37. Then 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."
38. So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
39. Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.