NIV 1984 Bible (PDF)

Ephesians 5:11-20 (NIV)

11Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

12For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.

13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,

14for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

15Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise,

16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

19Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,

20always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Acts 8:18-23 (NIV)

18When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money

19and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."

20Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!

21You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.

22Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart.

23For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin."