New International Version
and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands 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.
Darby Bible Translation
saying, Give to me also this power, in order that on whomsoever I may lay hands he may 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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When Simon saw, etc. - By hearing these speak with different tongues and work miracles.
He offered them money - Supposing that the dispensing this Spirit belonged to them - that they could give it to whomsoever they pleased; and imagining that, as he saw them to be poor men, they would not object to take money for their gift; and it is probable that he had gained considerably by his juggling, and therefore could afford to spare some, as he hoped to make it all up by the profit which he expected to derive from this new influence.
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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, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
A Meeting in the Desert
Whether the Imposition of the Priest's Hands is Necessary for this Sacrament?
Whether Penance is a Sacrament?
When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money
Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!
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