Scripture Readings

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Acts 8:18-25 (Epistle)

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And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
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saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
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But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money!
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You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God.
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Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
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For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.
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Then Simon answered and said, “Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me.”
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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.