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Acts 8:9

Simon the Magician Believes

But there was a man named Simon, mwho had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, nsaying that he himself was somebody great.

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Acts 8:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great,

Acts 8:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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:

Acts 8:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

A man named Simon had been a sorcerer there for many years, amazing the people of Samaria and claiming to be someone great.

Acts 8:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great,

Acts 8:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

But there was a man named Simon in that city. Before Philip came there, Simon had practiced magic and amazed all the people of Samaria. He bragged and called himself a great man.

Acts 8:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who beforetime in the city used sorcery, and amazed the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

Acts 8:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

But a certain man, by name Simon, had been before in the city, using magic arts, and astonishing the nation of Samaria, saying that himself was some great one.

Acts 8:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A man named Simon lived in that city. He amazed the people of Samaria with his practice of magic. He claimed that he was great.

Acts 8:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

A man named Simon had previously practiced sorcery in that city and astounded the Samaritan people, while claiming to be somebody great.

Acts 8:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now a certain man named Simon had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he was someone great.

Acts 8:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Now a certain man named Simon had been in the city practicing magic and astonishing the people of Samaria, saying he was someone great.

Acts 8:9 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

A man named Simon lived in the city. For quite a while he had practiced evil magic there. He amazed all the people of Samaria. He claimed to be someone great.

Acts 8:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;