Ch 8 Akta

Kisah Para Rasul 8

8:1 Now in those days, there occurred a great persecution against the Church at Jerusalem. And they were all dispersed throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the Apostles.
8:2 But God-fearing men arranged for Stephen’s funeral, and they made a great mourning over him.
8:3 Then Saul was laying waste to the Church by entering throughout the houses, and dragging away men and women, and committing them to prison.
8:4 Oleh itu, those who had been dispersed were traveling around, evangelizing the Word of God.
8:5 Now Philip, descending to a city of Samaria, was preaching Christ to them.
8:6 And the crowd was listening intently and with one accord to those things which were being said by Philip, and they were watching the signs which he was accomplishing.
8:7 For many of them had unclean spirits, dan, menangis dengan suara nyaring, these departed from them.
8:8 And many of the paralytics and the lame were cured.
8:9 Oleh itu, there was great gladness in that city. Now there was a certain man named Simon, who formerly had been a magician in that city, seducing the people of Samaria, claiming himself to be someone great.
8:10 And to all those who would listen, dari yang kecil hingga ke pilihan, Ia berkata demikian: “Here is the power of God, which is called great.”
8:11 And they were attentive to him because, for a long time, he had deluded them with his magic.
8:12 Namun benar-benar, once they had believed Philip, who was evangelizing the kingdom of God, both men and women were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
8:13 Then Simon himself also believed and, when he had been baptized, he adhered to Philip. Dan sekarang, seeing also the greatest signs and miracles being wrought, he was amazed and stupefied.
8:14 Now when the Apostles who were in Jerusalem had heard that Samaria had received the Word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.
8:15 And when they had arrived, they prayed for them, so that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
8:16 For he had not yet come to any among them, since they were only baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
8:17 Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
8:18 But when Simon had seen that, by the imposition of the hands of the Apostles, the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
8:19 berkata, “Give this power to me also, so that on whomever I will lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him:
8:20 “Let your money be with you in perdition, for you have supposed that a gift of God might be possessed by money.
8:21 There is no part or place for you in this matter. For your heart is not upright in the sight of God.
8:22 Dan juga, repent from this, your wickedness, and beg God, so that perhaps this plan of your heart might be forgiven you.
8:23 For I perceive you to be in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.”
8:24 Then Simon responded by saying, “Pray for me to the Lord, so that nothing of what you have said may happen to me.”
8:25 dan sesungguhnya, after testifying and speaking the Word of the Lord, pulanglah mereka ke Yerusalem, and they evangelized the many regions of the Samaritans.
8:26 Kini seorang Malaikat TUHAN berfirman kepada Philip, berkata, "Bangunlah dan berangkatlah ke sebelah selatan, ke jalan yang turun dari Yerusalem ke Gaza, di mana terdapat padang gurun. "
8:27 Dan bangkit, dia pergi. Dan tiba-tiba, seorang lelaki Ethiopian, kasim, kuat di bawah Candace, ratu negeri Etiopia, yang terlampau semua harta bendanya, telah datang ke Yerusalem untuk sujud menyembah.
8:28 Dan semasa dalam perjalanan pulang, beliau duduk di atas keretanya dan membaca dari nabi Yesaya.
8:29 Kemudian berkatalah Roh Philip, "Mendekatlah dan menyertai diri anda dengan kereta ini."
8:30 dan Philip, bergegas, mendengar dia membaca dari nabi Yesaya, dan dia berkata, "Adakah anda berfikir bahawa anda memahami apa yang anda baca?"
8:31 Ia berkata, "Tetapi bagaimana boleh saya, kalau tidak ada yang akan menurunkannya kepada saya?"Dan dia bertanya kepada Philip untuk naik dan duduk bersamanya.
8:32 Sekarang tempat dalam Kitab Suci bahawa ia sedang membaca adalah ini: "Seperti seekor kambing beliau telah membawa kepada penyembelihan. Dan seperti kambing senyap sebelum shearer beliau, jadi dia tidak membuka mulutnya.
8:33 Ia bertahan penghakimannya dengan rendah hati. Who of his generation shall describe how his life was taken away from the earth?"
8:34 Then the eunuch responded to Philip, berkata: "Saya mohon anda, about whom is the prophet saying this? About himself, or about someone else?"
8:35 Then Philip, opening his mouth and beginning from this Scripture, evangelized Jesus to him.
8:36 And while they were going along the way, they arrived at a certain water source. And the eunuch said: “There is water. What would prevent me from being baptized?"
8:37 Then Philip said, “If you believe from your whole heart, it is permitted.” And he responded by saying, “I believe the Son of God to be Jesus the Christ.”
8:38 And he ordered the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch descended into the water. And he baptized him.
8:39 And when they had ascended from the water, the Spirit of the Lord took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him anymore. Then he went on his way, bergembira.
8:40 Now Philip was found in Azotus. And continuing on, he evangelized all the cities, until he arrived in Caesarea.