King James Version

Acts 8:1-40

1And 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 Judæa and Samaria, except the apostles. 2And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. 3As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. 4Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. 5Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7For 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. 8And there was great joy in that city. 9But 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: 10To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. 11And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. 12But 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. 13Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. 14Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: 15Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: 16(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 17Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 18And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 19Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. 20But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. 21Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. 22Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. 23For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. 24Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me. 25And 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. 26And 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. 27And 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, 28Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 29Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 30And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32The 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: 33In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 34And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 35Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36And 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? 37And 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. 38And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39And 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. 40But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Cæsarea.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Asomafoɔ 8:1-40

Wɔtaa Agyidifoɔ No

1Saulo penee kum a wɔkum Stefano no so. Saa ɛda no ara, wɔtaa agyidifoɔ a wɔwɔ Yerusalem no maa wɔn nyinaa bɔ hwete kɔɔ Yudea ne Samaria nsase so maa ɛkaa asomafoɔ no nko ara. 2Nyamesurofoɔ bi kɔfaa Stefano kɔsiee no. Wɔsuu no yie. 3Esiane sɛ na Saulo pɛ sɛ ɔgu asafo no enti, ɔkɔɔ afie mu kɔkyekyeree agyidifoɔ mmarima ne mmaa de wɔn guu afiase.

Filipo Ka Asɛmpa No Wɔ Samaria

4Agyidifoɔ a na wɔabɔ ahwete no kaa asɛmpa no wɔ baabiara a wɔkɔeɛ. 5Filipo kɔɔ Samaria kuro bi mu kɔkaa Agyenkwa no ho asɛm kyerɛɛ nnipa a na wɔwɔ hɔ no. 6Ɛberɛ a nnipakuo no tee asɛm a Filipo reka na wɔhunuu anwanwadeɛ a ɔyɛeɛ no, wɔn nyinaa tiee no. 7Ahonhommɔne de nteateam firii nnipa bebree mu. Saa ara nso na mmubuafoɔ ne mpakye nso sɔre nanteeɛ. 8Yei enti, anigyeɛ baa Samaria.

Simon Nkonyaayifoɔ No

9Na ɔbarima bi te saa kuro yi mu a wɔfrɛ no Simon a ɔyɛ nkonyaayifoɔ a ɛsiane ne nkonyaayie no enti, na Samariafoɔ pii gye no di. Na ɔyɛ obi a ɔhoahoa ne ho sɛ ɔdi mu. 10Yei maa nnipa a wɔwɔ kuro no mu no nyinaa gyee no too mu kaa sɛ, “Saa onipa yi ne Onyankopɔn tumi a wɔfrɛ no Ɔkɛseɛ no.” 11Esiane ne nkonyaa a na ɔyi no enti, ɛmaa nnipa no nyinaa tu dii nʼakyi. 12Ɛberɛ a saa nnipa yi gyee asɛmpa a Filipo ka faa Onyankopɔn Ahennie ne Yesu Kristo din no ho diiɛ no, wɔbɔɔ mmarima ne mmaa nyinaa asu. 13Simon nso gye diiɛ maa wɔbɔɔ no asu. Baabiara a Filipo kɔeɛ no, Simon dii nʼakyi. Anwanwadeɛ a ɔhunuiɛ no ma ne ho dwirii no.

14Ɛberɛ a asomafoɔ a wɔwɔ Yerusalem no tee sɛ Samariafoɔ agye Onyankopɔn asɛm no adi no, wɔsomaa Petro ne Yohane kɔɔ wɔn nkyɛn. 15Wɔduruu hɔ no, wɔbɔɔ mpaeɛ maa agyidifoɔ no sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, Honhom Kronkron bɛba wɔn so, 16ɛfiri sɛ, saa ɛberɛ no na asu kɛkɛ na wɔnam Awurade Yesu din so abɔ. Na Honhom Kronkron nnya mmaa wɔn so. 17Afei, Petro ne Yohane de wɔn nsa guguu wɔn so maa Honhom Kronkron baa wɔn so.

18Simon hunuu sɛ asomafoɔ no nsa a wɔde guguu wɔn so no na ɛmaa wɔnyaa Honhom Kronkron no, ɔmaa Petro ne Yohane sika srɛɛ sɛ, 19“Momma me saa tumi yi bi na obiara a mede me nsa bɛgu no so no anya Honhom Kronkron no bi.”

20Petro ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Nnome nka wo ne wo sika nyinaa, ɛfiri sɛ, wosusu sɛ wobɛtumi de sika atɔ Onyankopɔn akyɛdeɛ no. 21Wonni kyɛfa biara wɔ yɛn dwumadie yi mu, ɛfiri sɛ, wʼakoma mu nte wɔ Onyankopɔn anim. 22Nu wo ho firi wo bɔne yi ho na bɔ mpaeɛ srɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ ɔmfa wo bɔne nkyɛ wo. 23Mehunu sɛ anibereɛ bɔne ahyɛ wʼakoma mu ama bɔne afa wo dommum.”

24Simon srɛɛ Petro ne Yohane sɛ, “Mommɔ mpaeɛ mma me na saa nnome yi mu biara amma me so.”

25Ansa na Petro ne Yohane reduru Yerusalem no, wɔkaa asɛmpa no wɔ Samaria nkuraa bebree ase.

Filipo Ne Etiopiani No

26Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ ka kyerɛɛ Filipo sɛ, “Sɔre siesie wo ho kɔ anafoɔ ɛkwan a ɛfiri Yerusalem kɔ Gasa no so.” 27Ɛberɛ a Filipo rekɔ no, ɔhyiaa Etiopiani bi a ɔyɛ Etiopiahemmaa Kandake dabeni8.27 Dabeni: Obi a ɔhwɛ ɔhene anaa ɔhemmaa daberɛ ne nʼahodeɛ so. Na saa onipa yi akɔ asɔre wɔ Yerusalem a ɔte ne teaseɛnam mu resane nʼakyi akɔ efie. 28Na ɔrekenkan Odiyifoɔ Yesaia nwoma no. 29Honhom Kronkron ka kyerɛɛ Filipo sɛ, “Twe bɛn no.”

30Filipo yɛɛ ntɛm kɔɔ teaseɛnam no ho na ɔtee sɛ ɔrekenkan Odiyifoɔ Yesaia nwoma no no, ɔbisaa sɛ, “Wote deɛ worekenkan yi ase anaa?”

31Dabeni no buaa no sɛ, “Mɛyɛ dɛn na mate aseɛ? Gye sɛ obi kyerɛ me aseɛ.” Afei, ɔka kyerɛɛ Filipo sɛ ɔmforo mmɛtena ne nkyɛn wɔ ne teaseɛnam no mu.

32Na dabeni no rekan saa Atwerɛsɛm yi,

“Ɔte sɛ odwammaa a wɔrekɔku no.

Sɛdeɛ odwammaa yɛ dinn wɔ ne nwitwitwafoɔ anim no,

saa ara na wammue nʼano.

33Nʼanimguaseɛ mu, wannya odimafoɔ.

Na hwan na ɔbɛka nʼasefoɔ ho asɛm?

Ɛfiri sɛ, wɔyii no firii asase yi so.”

34Dabeni no bisaa Filipo sɛ, “Odiyifoɔ no reka ne ho asɛm anaa obi foforɔ ho asɛm?” 35Filipo nam saa asɛm no so kaa nsɛmpa a ɛfa Yesu ho kyerɛɛ no.

36Wɔrekɔ no, wɔduruu asuo bi ho. Dabeni no ka kyerɛɛ Filipo sɛ, “Nsuo nie. Ɛdeɛn na ɛsi wo kwan sɛ wobɔ me asu?” 37Filipo ka kyerɛ no sɛ, “Sɛ wofiri wʼakoma mu gye di a, mɛbɔ wo asu.” Dabeni no buaa no sɛ, “Megye di. Megye di sɛ Yesu Kristo yɛ Onyankopɔn Ba.” 38Dabeni no hyɛ maa teaseɛnam no gyinaeɛ. Ɔne Filipo kɔɔ nsuo no ho maa ɔbɔɔ no asu. 39Wɔfiri nsuo no mu no, Onyankopɔn Honhom hwim Filipo firii dabeni no nkyɛn kɔeɛ. Wanhunu Filipo bio de, nanso ɔde anigyeɛ toaa nʼakwantuo no so. 40Filipo kɔpuee Asoto kɔɔ so kaa asɛmpa no wɔ nkuro no mu kɔsii sɛ ɔkɔduruu Kaesarea.