New International Version
Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
King James Bible
Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Darby Bible Translation
Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received [the] Holy Spirit.
World English Bible
Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
then were they laying hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then laid they their hands on them - Probably only on some select persons, who were thought proper for public use in the Church. They did not lay hands on all; for certainly no hands in this way were laid on Simon.
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'Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.'--ACTS viii. 21. The era of the birth of Christianity was one of fermenting opinion and decaying faith. Then, as now, men's minds were seething and unsettled, and that unrest which is the precursor of great changes in intellectual and spiritual habitudes affected the civilised world. Such a period is ever one of predisposition to superstition. The one true bond which unites God and man being obscured, …
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He pleaded earnestly with him, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live."
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money
When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.
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