New International Version
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria.
King James Bible
Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
Darby Bible Translation
And the apostles who were in Jerusalem, having heard that Samaria had received the word of God, sent to them Peter and John;
World English Bible
Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,
Young's Literal Translation
And the apostles in Jerusalem having heard that Samaria hath received the word of God, did send unto them Peter and John,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The word of God - The doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ.
They sent unto them Peter and John - There was no individual ruler among the apostles - there was not even a president of the council; and Peter, far from being chief of the apostles, is one of those sent, with the same commission and authority as John, to confirm the Samaritans in the faith.
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For the message he declared by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines on the high places in the towns of Samaria will certainly come true."
Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover."
And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.
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