Acts 8:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Acts 8:9, NIV: Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great,
Acts 8:9, ESV: But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great.
Acts 8:9, KJV: But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
Acts 8:9, NASB: Now a man named Simon had previously been practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;
Acts 8:9, NLT: A man named Simon had been a sorcerer there for many years, amazing the people of Samaria and claiming to be someone great.
Acts 8:9, CSB: A man named Simon had previously practiced sorcery in that city and amazed the Samaritan people, while claiming to be somebody great.