Acts 8:30
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English Standard Version
So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

King James Bible
And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

American Standard Version
And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Philip running thither, heard him reading the prophet Isaias. And he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest?

English Revised Version
And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

Weymouth New Testament
So Philip ran up and heard the eunuch reading the Prophet Isaiah. "Do you understand what you are reading?" he asked.

Acts 8:30 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Understandest thou what thou readest (ἆρά γε γινώσκεις ἃ ἀναγινώσκεις);

The play upon the words cannot be translated. The interrogative particles which begin the question indicate a doubt on Philip's part.

Acts 8:30 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ran thither.

Acts 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians...

Psalm 119:32 I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Understandest.

Matthew 13:19,23,51 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one...

Matthew 15:10 And he called the multitude, and said to them, Hear, and understand:

Matthew 24:15 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads...

Mark 13:14 But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not...

Luke 24:44-45 And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled...

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also...

Ephesians 5:17 Why be you not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man...

Cross References
Acts 8:5
Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ.

Acts 8:29
And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot."

Acts 8:31
And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

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