American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
But Peter said unto him, Thy silver perish with thee, because thou hast thought to obtain the gift of God with money.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
But Peter said to him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
And Peter said to him, Thy money go with thee to destruction, because thou hast thought that the gift of God can be obtained by money.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
And Peter said unto himThy silver, with thee, go to destruction! Because, the free-gift of God, thou didst suppose could, with money, be obtained!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
And Peter said unto him, 'Thy silver with theemay it be to destruction! because the gift of God thou didst think to possess through money;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
Keep thy money to thyself, to perish with thee: because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
But Peter said vnto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
Shemun Kipha said to him, Thy silver go with thee into perdition, because thou thoughtest that the gift of Aloha with the possessions of the world might he obtained.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
Simon Cephas said to him: Thy money go with thee to perdition! because thou hast supposed, that the gift of God may be purchased by a worldly substance.
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but
Apparently a primary word; a (piece of) rock
(larger than G3037
); as a name, Petrus
, an apostle.
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046
); to speak
(by word or writting).
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780
Voice - Active (See G5784
Mood - Indicative (See G5791
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
A strengthened form of G4253
; a preposition of direction; forward to
, that is, toward
(with the genitive case the side
of, that is, pertaining to
; with the dative case by the side of
, that is, near to
; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination
of the relation, that is, whither
which it is predicated).
From the particle αὖ
[[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109
through the idea of a baffling
); the reflexive pronoun self
, used (alone or in the compound of G1438
) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Genitive case of G4771
; of thee
Neuter of a presumed derivative of G0696
, that is, (by implication) cash
; specifically a silverling
(that is, drachma
Optative (that is, English subjunctive) present of G1510
(including the other person); might
A primary preposition; to
(indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
From a presumed derivative of G0622
(physical, spiritual or eternal).
Tense - Present (See G5774
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799
Mood - Optative (See G5793
Count - 12
A primary preposition denoting union
(but much closer than G3326
), that is, by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc.
Dative case of G4771
; to thee
Neuter of G3748
as conjugation; demonstrative that
(sometimes redundant); causatively because
thou hast thought
; properly to do
), that is, to accustom
(passively be usual
); by extension to deem
Tense - Aorist (See G5777
Voice - Active (See G5784
Mood - Indicative (See G5791
Count - 2319
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the
(sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
; a gratuity
Of uncertain affinity; a deity
, especially (with G3588
; figuratively a magistrate
; by Hebraism very
may be purchased
A primary verb; to get
, that is, acquire
(by any means; own
Tense - Present (See G5774
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795
Count - 109
A primary preposition denoting the channel
of an act; through
(in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
, that is, wealth
_ _ Thy money perish with thee that is, “Accursed be thou and thy money with thee.” It is the language of mingled horror and indignation, not unlike our Lord’s rebuke of Peter himself (Matthew 16:23).
(9) But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
(9) They are the successors of Simon Magus, and not Simon Peter, who either buy or sell holy things.
Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
Deuteronomy 7:26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: [but] thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it [is] a cursed thing.
Joshua 7:24-25 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor. ... And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.
2 Kings 5:26-27 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart [with thee], when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? [Is it] a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? ... The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper [as white] as snow.
Daniel 5:17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
Habakkuk 2:9-10 Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! ... Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned [against] thy soul.
Zechariah 5:4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
Matthew 27:3-5 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, ... And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
James 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
2 Peter 2:14-17 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: ... These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
Revelation 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.
2 Kings 5:15-16 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that [there is] no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. ... But he said, [As] the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take [it]; but he refused.
Proverbs 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
- the gift:
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 11:17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as [he did] unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
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User-Posted Comments on Acts 8:20
It was the gift of the holy spirit. See verses 18 & 19. Ask yourself what the gift of holy spirit was. Used for. Go back to Acts 2:4 First Holy Spirit was given them to preach about the magnificent things of God to other language groups. They were able to speak in their language so they could understand their message. Other gifts of the holy spirit that was used was healing. So then why did Simon in verse 18 really want the gift of holy spirit that he was willing to pay for it?
- Margot (2/28/2017 12:20:18 AM)
Kindly explain this verse?
- aurita (2/27/2017 1:39:31 AM)