Don’t let that happen to me (Acts 8:24)

“Simon answered.

‘Pray for me

To the Lord,

That nothing

Of what you have said

May come upon me.’”

ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ Σίμων εἶπεν Δεήθητε ὑμεῖς ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ πρὸς τὸν Κύριον, ὅπως μηδὲν ἐπέλθῃ ἐπ’ ἐμὲ ὧν εἰρήκατε.

The author of Acts indicated that Simon (δὲ ὁ Σίμων) responded (ἀποκριθεὶς) to Peter.  He said (εἶπεν) that he was asking Peter to pray (Δεήθητε ὑμεῖς) for him (ἐμοῦ) to the Lord (πρὸς τὸν Κύριον) that nothing (ὅπως μηδὲν) of what Peter had said (ὧν εἰρήκατε) would come upon him (ἐπέλθῃ ἐπ’ ἐμὲ).  Simon, who had the same name as Simon Peter, appeared to ask Peter for his prayers and forgiveness.  However, we do not know the response of Peter, who had condemned him.  Did he forgive Simon for his simony?  Have you ever asked for forgiveness?

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