Acts 8

And Shaul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the assembly which was at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim); and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judah (Yehudah) and Samaria, except the apostles.

2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

3 As for Shaul, he made havock of the assembly, 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 the Messiah (haMashiach) 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 Shimon, who 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 (Elohim).

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 (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), and the name of YHWH haMashiach, they were baptized, both men and women.

13 Then Shimon 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 who were at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) heard that Samaria had received the word of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), they sent unto them Peter (Kefa) and John (Yochanan);

15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh).

16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them; only they were baptized in the name of the Lord (Adonai) YHWH.)

17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh).

18 And when Shimon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh) was given, he offered them money,

19 Saying, “Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit (Ruach haQodesh).

20 But Peter (Kefa) said unto him, “Your money perishes with you, because you have thought that the gift of God (Elohim) may be purchased with money.

21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter; for your heart is not right in the sight of God (Elohim).

22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God (Elohim), if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.

23 For I perceive that you are in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.”

24 Then answered Shimon, and said, “Pray you to יהוה for me, that none of these things which you have spoken come upon me.”

25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of יהוה, returned to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and preached the gospel (good news) in many villages of the Samaritans.

26 And the angel of יהוה spake unto Philip, saying, “Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) unto Gaza, which is desert.”

27 And he arose and went; and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) for to worship,

28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Isaiah (Yeshayahu) the prophet.

29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, “Go near, and join yourself to this chariot.”

30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Isaiah (Yeshayahu), and said, “Understandest you what you 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.” – Isa. 53:7–8

34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, “I pray you, 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 YHWH.

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 you believest with all your heart, you mayest.” And he answered and said, “I believe that YHWH haMashiach is the B47Humanity of El .

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 יהוה (Ruach YHWH) 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.