Acts 8:28
New International Version
and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet.

New Living Translation
and he was now returning. Seated in his carriage, he was reading aloud from the book of the prophet Isaiah.

English Standard Version
and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Berean Study Bible
and on his return was sitting in his chariot, reading Isaiah the prophet.

Berean Literal Bible
And he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

New American Standard Bible
and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

King James Bible
Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

Christian Standard Bible
and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud.

Contemporary English Version
and was now on his way home. He was sitting in his chariot, reading the book of the prophet Isaiah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud.

International Standard Version
Now he was returning home, seated in his chariot, and reading from the prophet Isaiah.

NET Bible
and was returning home, sitting in his chariot, reading the prophet Isaiah.

New Heart English Bible
He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As he turned to go, he sat down on the chariot and was reading in Isaiah The Prophet.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As the official rode along in his carriage, he was reading the prophet Isaiah out loud.

New American Standard 1977
And he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
was returning and sitting in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet.

King James 2000 Bible
Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Isaiah the prophet.

American King James Version
Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

American Standard Version
and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he was returning, sitting in this chariot, and reading Isaias the prophet.

Darby Bible Translation
was returning and sitting in his chariot: and he was reading the prophet Esaias.

English Revised Version
and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Webster's Bible Translation
Was returning; and sitting in his chariot, read Isaiah the prophet.

Weymouth New Testament
and was now on his way home; and as he sat in his chariot he was reading the Prophet Isaiah.

World English Bible
He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Young's Literal Translation
he was also returning, and is sitting on his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
Study Bible
Philip and the Ethiopian
27So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official in charge of the entire treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28and on his return was sitting in his chariot, reading Isaiah the prophet. 29The Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to that chariot and stay by it.”…
Cross References
Acts 8:27
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official in charge of the entire treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship,

Acts 8:29
The Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to that chariot and stay by it."

Treasury of Scripture

Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

and sitting.

Acts 17:11,12
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so…

Deuteronomy 6:6,7
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: …

Deuteronomy 11:18-20
Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes…

Esaias.

Acts 28:25
And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,

Isaiah 1:1
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

Isaiah.

Luke 3:4
As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Luke 4:17
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,







Lexicon
and
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

on his return
ὑποστρέφων (hypostrephōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5290: To turn back, return. From hupo and strepho; to turn under, i.e. To return.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

sitting
καθήμενος (kathēmenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

chariot,
ἅρματος (harmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 716: A chariot, vehicle. Probably from airo (as a particle of union) prefixed); a chariot (compare harmos).

reading
ἀνεγίνωσκεν (aneginōsken)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 314: To read, know again, know certainly, recognize, discern. From ana and ginosko; to know again, i.e. to read.

Isaiah
Ἠσαΐαν (Ēsaian)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2268: Isaiah, the prophet. Of Hebrew origin; Hesaias, an Israelite.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prophet.
προφήτην (prophētēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.
(28) Sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.--After the manner of most Eastern nations, to whom silent reading is almost unknown, the eunuch was reading aloud. Philip heard him, and so gained an opening for conversation. Was the roll of Isaiah a new-found treasure? Had he bought the MS. in Jerusalem, and was he reading the wonderful utterances for the first time? The whole narrative implies that he was reading the LXX. version.

Verse 28. - And he was for was, A.V. ; was reading for read, A.V.; Isaiah for Esaias, A.V., the Hebrew for the Greek form. The diffusion of the Holy Scriptures among the Gentiles by means of the Jewish dispersion and the facility given to Gentiles for reading the Scriptures by their translation into Greek at Alexandria, and by the universal use of the Greek language through the conquests of Alexander the Great, are striking instances of the providence of God working all things after the counsel of his own will. 8:26-40 Philip was directed to go to a desert. Sometimes God opens a door of opportunity to his ministers in very unlikely places. We should study to do good to those we come into company with by travelling. We should not be so shy of all strangers as some affect to be. As to those of whom we know nothing else, we know this, that they have souls. It is wisdom for men of business to redeem time for holy duties; to fill up every minute with something which will turn to a good account. In reading the word of God, we should often pause, to inquire of whom and of what the sacred writers spake; but especially our thoughts should be employed about the Redeemer. The Ethiopian was convinced by the teaching of the Holy Spirit, of the exact fulfilment of the Scripture, was made to understand the nature of the Messiah's kingdom and salvation, and desired to be numbered among the disciples of Christ. Those who seek the truth, and employ their time in searching the Scriptures, will be sure to reap advantages. The avowal of the Ethiopian must be understood as expressing simple reliance on Christ for salvation, and unreserved devotion to Him. Let us not be satisfied till we get faith, as the Ethiopian did, by diligent study of the Holy Scriptures, and the teaching of the Spirit of God; let us not be satisfied till we get it fixed as a principle in our hearts. As soon as he was baptized, the Spirit of God took Philip from him, so that he saw him no more; but this tended to confirm his faith. When the inquirer after salvation becomes acquainted with Jesus and his gospel, he will go on his way rejoicing, and will fill up his station in society, and discharge his duties, from other motives, and in another manner than heretofore. Though baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, with water, it is not enough without the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Lord, grant this to every one of us; then shall we go on our way rejoicing.
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