Acts 8:19
New International Version
and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

New Living Translation
“Let me have this power, too,” he exclaimed, “so that when I lay my hands on people, they will receive the Holy Spirit!”

English Standard Version
saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

Berean Study Bible
“Give me this power as well,” he said, “so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

Berean Literal Bible
saying, "Give also to me this authority, that on whomever I may lay the hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit."

King James Bible
Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

New King James Version
saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

New American Standard Bible
saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

NASB 1995
saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

NASB 1977
saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

Amplified Bible
saying, “Give me this authority and power too, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

Christian Standard Bible
saying, “Give me this power also so that anyone I lay hands on may receive the Holy Spirit.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
saying, “Give me this power too, so that anyone I lay hands on may receive the Holy Spirit.”

American Standard Version
saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As he said, “Give me also this authority that he on whomever I place a hand will receive The Spirit of Holiness.”

Contemporary English Version
and said to Peter and John, "Let me have this power too! Then anyone I place my hands on will also be given the Holy Spirit."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I shall lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said to him:

English Revised Version
saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

Good News Translation
and said, "Give this power to me too, so that anyone I place my hands on will receive the Holy Spirit."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and said, "Give me this power so that anyone I place my hands on will receive the Holy Spirit."

International Standard Version
and said, "Give me this power too, so that when I lay my hands on someone, he will receive the Holy Spirit."

Literal Standard Version
saying, “Give also to me this authority, that on whomsoever I may lay the hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.”

NET Bible
saying, "Give me this power too, so that everyone I place my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."

New Heart English Bible
saying, "Give me also this power, that whomever I lay my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."

Weymouth New Testament
"Give me too," he said, "that power, so that every one on whom I place my hands will receive the Holy Spirit."

World English Bible
saying, "Give me also this power, that whoever I lay my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."

Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'Give also to me this authority, that on whomsoever I may lay the hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Simon the Sorcerer
18When Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money. 19“Give me this power as well,” he said, “so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20But Peter replied, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!…

Cross References
Acts 8:18
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money.

Acts 8:20
But Peter replied, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!


Treasury of Scripture

Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

Acts 8:9-11,17
But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: …

Matthew 18:1-3
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? …

Luke 14:7-11
And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, …











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“Give {me}
Δότε (Dote)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

this
ταύτην (tautēn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

power
ἐξουσίαν (exousian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1849: From exesti; privilege, i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery, delegated influence.

as well,”
κἀμοὶ (kamoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

he said,
λέγων (legōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

everyone on whom
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I lay
ἐπιθῶ (epithō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2007: To put, place upon, lay on; I add, give in addition. From epi and tithemi; to impose.

[my]
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hands
χεῖρας (cheiras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5495: A hand.

may receive
λαμβάνῃ (lambanē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

[the] Holy
Ἅγιον (Hagion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Spirit.”
Πνεῦμα (Pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.


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