8:15 These two 1 went down and prayed for them so that they would receive the Holy Spirit.
8:17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on the Samaritans, 2 and they received the Holy Spirit. 3
8:19 saying, “Give me this power 4 too, so that everyone I place my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit.”
1 tn Grk “who.” The relative pronoun was replaced by the phrase “these two” and a new sentence was begun in the translation at this point to improve the English style.
2 tn Grk “on them”; the referent (the Samaritans) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Or “ability”; Grk “authority.”