1 Saulus autem erat consentiens neci eius. Facta est autem in illa die persecutio magna in ecclesiam, quae erat Hierosolymis; et omnes dispersi sunt per regiones Iudaeae et Samariae praeter apostolos.
2 Sepelierunt autem Stephanum viri timorati et fecerunt planctum magnum super illum.
3 Saulus vero devastabat ecclesiam, per domos intrans et trahens viros ac mulieres tradebat in custodiam.
4 Igitur qui dispersi erant, pertransierunt evangelizantes verbum.
5 Philippus autem descendens in civitatem Samariae praedicabat illis Christum.
6 Intendebant autem turbae his, quae a Philippo dicebantur, unanimiter, audientes et videntes signa, quae faciebat:
7 ex multis enim eorum, qui habebant spiritus immundos, clamantes voce magna exibant; multi autem paralytici et claudi curati sunt.
8 Factum est autem magnum gaudium in illa civitate.
9 Vir autem quidam nomine Simon iampridem erat in civitate magias faciens et dementans gentem Samariae, dicens esse se aliquem magnum;
10 cui attendebant omnes a minimo usque ad maximum dicentes: "Hic est virtus Dei, quae vocatur Magna".
11 Attendebant autem eum, propter quod multo tempore magiis dementasset eos.
12 Cum vero credidissent Philippo evangelizanti de regno Dei et nomine Iesu Christi, baptizabantur viri ac mulieres.
13 Tunc Simon et ipse credidit et, cum baptizatus esset, adhaerebat Philippo; videns etiam signa et virtutes magnas fieri stupens admirabatur.
14 Cum autem audissent apostoli, qui erant Hierosolymis, quia recepit Samaria verbum Dei, miserunt ad illos Petrum et Ioannem;
15 qui cum descendissent, oraverunt pro ipsis, ut acciperent Spiritum Sanctum:
16 nondum enim super quemquam illorum venerat, sed baptizati tantum erant in nomine Domini Iesu.
17 Tunc imposuerunt manus super illos, et accipiebant Spiritum Sanctum.
18 Cum vidisset autem Simon quia per impositionem manuum apostolorum daretur Spiritus, obtulit eis pecuniam
19 dicens: "Date et mihi hanc potestatem, ut cuicumque imposuero manus, accipiat Spiritum Sanctum".
20 Petrus autem dixit ad eum: "Argentum tuum tecum sit in perditionem, quoniam donum Dei existimasti pecunia possideri!
21 Non est tibi pars neque sors in verbo isto; cor enim tuum non est rectum coram Deo.
22 Paenitentiam itaque age ab hac nequitia tua et roga Dominum, si forte remittatur tibi haec cogitatio cordis tui;
23 in felle enim amaritudinis et obligatione iniquitatis video te esse".
24 Respondens autem Simon dixit: "Precamini vos pro me ad Dominum, ut nihil veniat super me horum, quae dixistis".
25 Et illi quidem testificati et locuti verbum Domini, redibant Hierosolymam et multis vicis Samaritanorum evangelizabant.
26 Angelus autem Domini locutus est ad Philippum dicens: "Surge et vade contra meridianum ad viam, quae descendit ab Ierusalem in Gazam; haec est deserta ".
27 Et surgens abiit; et ecce vir Aethiops eunuchus potens Candacis reginae Aethiopum, qui erat super omnem gazam eius, qui venerat adorare in Ierusalem
28 et revertebatur sedens super currum suum et legebat prophetam Isaiam.
29 Dixit autem Spiritus Philippo: "Accede et adiunge te ad currum istum".
30 Accurrens autem Philippus audivit illum legentem Isaiam prophetam et dixit: "Putasne intellegis, quae legis?".
31 Qui ait: "Et quomodo possum, si non aliquis ostenderit mihi?". Rogavitque Philippum, ut ascenderet et sederet secum.
32 Locus autem Scripturae, quem legebat, erat hic: "Tamquam ovis ad occisionem ductus est et sicut agnus coram tondente se sine voce, sic non aperit os suum.
33 In humilitate eius iudicium eius sublatum est. Generationem illius quis enarrabit? Quoniam tollitur de terra vita eius".
34 Respondens autem eunuchus Philippo dixit: "Obsecro te, de quo propheta dicit hoc? De se an de alio aliquo?".
35 Aperiens autem Philippus os suum et incipiens a Scriptura ista, evangelizavit illi Iesum.
36 Et dum irent per viam, venerunt ad quandam aquam; et ait eunuchus: "Ecce aqua; quid prohibet me baptizari?".
38 Et iussit stare currum; et descenderunt uterque in aquam Philippus et eunuchus, et baptizavit eum.
39 Cum autem ascendissent de aqua, Spiritus Domini rapuit Philippum, et amplius non vidit eum eunuchus; ibat autem per viam suam gaudens.
40 Philippus autem inventus est in Azoto et pertransiens evangelizabat civitatibus cunctis, donec veniret Caesaream.
King James Version
1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
8 And there was great joy in that city.
9 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:
10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.
26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.