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Acts 8:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But Simon, having seen that by the laying on of the hands of the apostles the [Holy] Spirit was given, offered them money,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But Simon, seeing that, through means of the laying on of the hands of the Apostles, the Spirit was being given, offered unto them money,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Simon, having beheld that through the laying on of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Spirit is given, brought before them money,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when Simon saw that, by the imposition of the hands of the apostles, the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And when Simon saw that through laying on of the Apostles hands, the holy Ghost was giuen, hee offered them money,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And when Simon saw that by the hand-laying of the apostles the Spirit of Holiness was given, he offered to them silver,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And when Simon saw that, by the imposition of a hand of the legates, the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
when Simon 4613
{4613} Prime
Σίμων
Simon
{see'-mone}
Of Hebrew origin [H8095]; Simon (that is, Shimon), the name of nine Israelites.
saw 2300
{2300} Prime
θεάομαι
theaomai
{theh-ah'-om-ahee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to look closely at, that is, (by implication) to perceive (literally or figuratively); by extension to visit.
z5666
<5666> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 88
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
through 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
laying on 1936
{1936} Prime
ἐπίθεσις
epithesis
{ep-ith'-es-is}
From G2007; an imposition (of hands officially).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
apostles' 652
{0652} Prime
ἀπόστολος
apostolos
{ap-os'-tol-os}
From G0649; a delegate; specifically an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ('apostle'), (with miraculous powers).
hands 5495
{5495} Prime
χείρ
cheir
{khire}
Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Holy 40
{0040} Prime
ἅγιος
hagios
{hag'-ee-os}
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
Ghost 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
was given, 1325
{1325} Prime
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z5743
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
he offered 4374
{4374} Prime
προσφέρω
prosphero
{pros-fer'-o}
From G4314 and G5342 (including its alternate); to bear towards, that is, lead to, tender (especially to God), treat.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
them 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.
money, 5536
{5536} Prime
χρῆμα
chrema
{khray'-mah}
Something useful or needed, that is, wealth, price.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 8:18-24

_ _ offered them money — Hence the term simony, to denote trafficking in sacred things, but chiefly the purchase of ecclesiastical offices.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 8:14-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 8:18

Simon offered them money — And hence the procuring any ministerial function, or ecclesiastical benefice by money, is termed Simony.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 8:18

(8) And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

(8) Covetousness and the seeking of glory at length remove the hypocrites from their dens.

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he offered:

2 Kings 5:15-16 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that [there is] no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. ... But he said, [As] the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take [it]; but he refused.
2 Kings 8:9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
Ezekiel 13:19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear [your] lies?
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
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2K 5:15; 8:9. Ezk 13:19. Mt 10:8. 1Ti 6:5.

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