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Acts 8:14-17

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8:14 Now when the apostles in Jerusalem 1  heard that Samaria had accepted the word 2  of God, they sent 3  Peter and John to them. 8:15 These two 4  went down and prayed for them so that they would receive the Holy Spirit. 8:16 (For the Spirit 5  had not yet come upon 6  any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 7  8:17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on the Samaritans, 8  and they received the Holy Spirit. 9 

1 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

2 tn Or “message.”

3 sn They sent. The Jerusalem church with the apostles was overseeing the expansion of the church, as the distribution of the Spirit indicates in vv. 15-17.

4 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.

5 tn Grk “For he”; the referent (the Spirit) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

6 tn Or “fallen on.”

7 sn This is a parenthetical note by the author.

8 tn Grk “on them”; the referent (the Samaritans) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

9 sn They received the Holy Spirit. It is likely this special distribution of the Spirit took place because a key ethnic boundary was being crossed. Here are some of “those far off” of Acts 2:38-40.



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