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Acts 8:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Simon also himself believed: and being baptized, he continued with Philip; and beholding signs and great miracles wrought, he was amazed.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip, and as he observed signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Simon also himself believed; and, having been baptised, continued constantly with Philip; and, beholding the signs and great works of power which took place, was astonished.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, Simon himself also, believed; and, having been immersed, was in constant attendance on Philip,—and, beholding signs and great works of power coming to pass, was astonished.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Simon also himself did believe, and, having been baptized, he was continuing with Philip, beholding also signs and mighty acts being done, he was amazed.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then Simon himself believed also and, being baptized, he adhered to Philip. And being astonished, wondered to see the signs and exceeding great miracles which were done.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then Simon himselfe beleeued also: and when hee was baptized, hee continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signes which were done.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And Simon also himself believed, and was baptized, and adhered to Philipos. And when he saw the signs and great works which were done by his hands, he wondered and was astonished.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And Simon himself also believed, and was baptized, and adhered to Philip. And when he saw the signs and mighty deeds which were wrought by his hand, he was surprised and astonished.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
Simon 4613
{4613} Prime
Σίμων
Simon
{see'-mone}
Of Hebrew origin [H8095]; Simon (that is, Shimon), the name of nine Israelites.
himself 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
believed 4100
{4100} Prime
πιστεύω
pisteuo
{pist-yoo'-o}
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one's spiritual well being to Christ).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
also: 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
when he was baptized, 907
{0907} Prime
βαπτίζω
baptizo
{bap-tid'-zo}
From a derivative of G0911; to make whelmed (that is, fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism.
z5685
<5685> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 215
he continued 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
4342
{4342} Prime
προσκαρτερέω
proskartereo
{pros-kar-ter-eh'-o}
From G4314 and G2594; to be earnest towards, that is, (to a thing) to persevere, be constantly diligent, or (in a place) to attend assiduously all the exercises, or (to a person) to adhere closely to (as a servitor).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
with Philip, 5376
{5376} Prime
Φίλιππος
Philippos
{fil'-ip-pos}
From G5384 and G2462; fond of horses; Philippus, the name of four Israelites.
and 5037
{5037} Prime
τέ
te
{teh}
A primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly as a correlation of G2532).
wondered, 1839
{1839} Prime
ἐξίστημι
existemi
{ex-is'-tay-mee}
From G1537 and G2476; to put (stand) out of wits, that is, astound, or (reflexively) become astounded, insane.
z5710
<5710> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 34
beholding 2334
{2334} Prime
θεωρέω
theoreo
{theh-o-reh'-o}
From a derivative of G2300 (perhaps by adverb of G3708); to be a spectator of, that is, discern, (literally, figuratively [experience] or intensively [acknowledge]).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
the x3173
(3173) Complement
μέγας
megas
{meg'-as}
Including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη [[megale]], plural μέγάλοι [[megaloi]], etc.; compare also G3176, G3187], big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).
miracles 1411
{1411} Prime
δύναμις
dunamis
{doo'-nam-is}
From G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
signs 4592
{4592} Prime
σημεῖον
semeion
{say-mi'-on}
Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4591; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally.
y3173
[3173] Standard
μέγας
megas
{meg'-as}
Including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη [[megale]], plural μέγάλοι [[megaloi]], etc.; compare also G3176, G3187], big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).
which were done. 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
z5625
<5625> Grammar
Synonym Strong's Number

The Greek word has more than one possible Strong's number.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 8:9-13.


Acts 8:13

_ _ Then Simon himself believed also — Left without followers, he thinks it best to join the man who had fairly outstripped him, not without a touch of real conviction.

_ _ and ... was baptized — What a light does this throw on what is called Baptismal Regeneration!

_ _ he continued with Philip — “was in constant attendance upon” him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 8:4-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 8:13

And Simon believed — That is, was convinced of the truth.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 8:13

(6) Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

(6) The wicked and the highly reprobate are often forced to taste the good gift of God, but they immediately spit it out again.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Simon:
This Simon was probably, as several learned men suppose, the same who is mentioned by Josephus, as persuading Drusilla to leave her husband, and live with Felix.

believed:

Acts 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Psalms 78:35-37 And they remembered that God [was] their rock, and the high God their redeemer. ... For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
Psalms 106:12-13 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. ... They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
Luke 8:13 They on the rock [are they], which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
John 2:23-25 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast [day], many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. ... And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
John 8:30-31 As he spake these words, many believed on him. ... Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed;
James 2:19-26 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. ... For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

and wondered:

Acts 3:10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
Acts 13:44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
Habakkuk 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for [I] will work a work in your days, [which] ye will not believe, though it be told [you].
John 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
John 7:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.

miracles and signs:
Gr. signs and great miracles,
Acts 8:7 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.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
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Ps 78:35; 106:12. Hab 1:5. Mk 16:17. Lk 8:13. Jn 2:23; 5:20; 7:21; 8:30. Ac 3:10; 8:7, 21; 13:44. Jm 2:19.

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