12. The Preaching by Philip
(1) Proclaiming Christ and the Kingdom of God
4 Those therefore who were scattered went throughout the land 1aannouncing the word as the gospel.
5 And 1Philip 2went down to the city of aSamaria and proclaimed the Christ to them.
6 And the crowds gave heed with one accord to the things said by Philip as they heard and saw the asigns which he did.
7 For with many of those who had unclean spirits, the spirits came out crying with a loud voice; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.
8 And there was much ajoy in that city.
9 And a certain man named Simon had previously been practicing amagic in the city and had been bamazing the people of Samaria, saying that he was someone great.
10 To him they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the power of aGod which is called Great.
11 And they gave heed to him because for a considerable time he had amazed them with his magic.
12 But when they believed Philip, who 1announced the gospel of the akingdom of God and of the name of bJesus Christ, they were cbaptized, both men and women.
13 And even Simon himself believed, and once he had been baptized, he continued steadfastly with Philip. And as he beheld the 1asigns and great works of power taking place, he was bamazed.