4 5 6
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26 27 28
Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a
great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all
scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the
2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over
3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, 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 Christ 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.
The People from the city of Samaria was mixed
Acts 8:9 But there was a certain man,
called Simon, which beforetime in the
same city used sorcery, and
bewitched the people of Samaria, giving
out that himself was some great one:
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
8 And there was great joy in that city.
9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which 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.
Simon wanted to be a great one same as Satan,
Which beforetime in the same city used
sorcery, and bewitched the
people of Samaria, giving out that
himself was some great one
11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them
12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of
God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
13 Then Simon 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 which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received
the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
Wondered here is bewitched
15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the
16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the
name of the Lord Jesus.)
17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy
Spirit 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.
20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast
thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in
the sight of God.
Thy money perish with thee
22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought
of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Thy heart is not right in the sight of God
23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of
24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these
things which ye have spoken come upon me.
25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned
to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.
26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the
south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great
authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her
treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and
said, Understandest thou what thou 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
33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his
generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, 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 Jesus.
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 thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he
answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
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 the Lord 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.
• Exactly 2520 years from the exile
of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
The first tribe to be
conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh,
in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
(Leviticus. 26: 28-46) God warned Israel that if they persisted in continually
breaking His Laws, not only would curses come upon them.
He would punish them for seven times, (a time being 360 years, seven times would
be 2520 years) and would banish them from the land of Palestine and scatter them
among the heathens (like lost sheep)
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Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh
his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.