That they might receive (hopōs labōsin). Second aorist active subjunctive of lambanō, final clause with hopōs. Did they wish the Samaritan Pentecost to prove beyond a doubt that the Samaritans were really converted when they believed? They had been baptized on the assumption that the Holy Spirit had given them new hearts. The coming of the Holy Spirit with obvious signs (cf. Act 10:44-48) as in Jerusalem would make it plain.