Peter Rejects the Money of Simon the Sorcerer

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“Now when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit. But Peter said unto him, Thy silver perish with thee, because thou hast thought to obtain the gift of God with money.” Acts 8:18-20 ASV

Illustration of Simon the Sorcerer offering money to Peter. The money bag and coins are falling to the ground and Peter has his hand raised. Another apostle is walking away from the scene. A large column and curtain decorate the background.


Martin Luther, translator Volks-Bilderbibel oder die ganze heilige Schrift des alten und neuen Testaments, nach der Ueberseßung Dr. Martin Luther's (Leipzig, Germany: Baumgärtners Buchhandlung, 1853) 162


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