Simon got baptized (Acts 8:13)

“Even Simon himself

Believed.

After being baptized,

He stayed constantly

With Philip.

He was amazed

When he saw

The signs

And great miracles

That took place.”

ὁ δὲ Σίμων καὶ αὐτὸς ἐπίστευσεν, καὶ βαπτισθεὶς ἦν προσκαρτερῶν τῷ Φιλίππῳ, θεωρῶν τε σημεῖα καὶ δυνάμεις μεγάλας γινομένας ἐξίστατο.

The author of Acts indicated that even Simon (ὁ δὲ Σίμων) himself believed (καὶ αὐτὸς ἐπίστευσεν).  After being baptized (καὶ βαπτισθεὶς), he stayed constantly with Philip (ἦν προσκαρτερῶν τῷ Φιλίππῳ).  He was amazed (ἐξίστατο) when he saw (θεωρῶν) the signs (τε σημεῖα) and great miracles (καὶ δυνάμεις μεγάλας) that took place (γινομένας) around Philip.  Philip was so effective in his preaching and actions that even Simon the Magician, the Great One, also was baptized.  Simon was constantly with Philip, so that he could keep an eye on him and what he was doing with all his great miracles.  This shows the successful mission to the Samaritans, even with Simon himself being baptized.  Would you want to be with the person who baptized you?

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