Acts 8 ©
The disciples being dispersed by reason of a great persecution at Jerusalem, a church is planted by Philip in Samaria; Simon the sorcerer is baptized with many others. Peter and John are sent thither, who by prayer and imposition of hands give the Holy Ghost. Simon offereth money for this power, is sharply reproved by Peter for his wickedness and hypocrisy, and admonished to repent: the apostles return to Jerusalem, having preached the word. Philip is sent by an angel to convert and baptize an Ethiopian eunuch.
AND aSaul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was ba great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and cthey were all scattered *abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and dSamaria, except the apostles.
Saying, bGive me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy *Ghost.
And he arose and went: and, behold, la man of Ethiopia, an *eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and mhad come to Jerusalem for to worship,
In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the *eunuch said, See, here is water; vwhat doth hinder me to be baptized?
And Philip said, wIf thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, xI believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they ywent down both into the water, both Philip and the *eunuch; and he baptized him.