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

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

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

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.

Acts 8:28 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Sitting in his chariot, read Esaias the prophet - He had gone to Jerusalem to worship: he had profited by his religious exercises: and even in travelling, he is improving his time. God sees his simplicity and earnestness, and provides him an instructer, who should lead him into the great truths of the Gospel, which, without such a one, he could not have understood. Many, after having done their duty, as they call it, in attending a place of worship, forget the errand that brought them thither, and spend their time, on their return, rather in idle conversation than in reading or conversing about the word of God. It is no wonder that such should be always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Deuteronomy 6:6,7 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart...

Deuteronomy 11:18-20 Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign on your hand...

Deuteronomy 17:18,19 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom...

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night...

Psalm 1:2,3 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night...

Psalm 119:99,111 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation...

Proverbs 2:1-6 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you...

Proverbs 8:33,34 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not...

John 5:39,40 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me...

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

Esaias.

Acts 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word...

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...

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...

Luke 4:17 And there was delivered to him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book...

Library
Simon the Sorcerer
'Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.'--ACTS viii. 21. The era of the birth of Christianity was one of fermenting opinion and decaying faith. Then, as now, men's minds were seething and unsettled, and that unrest which is the precursor of great changes in intellectual and spiritual habitudes affected the civilised world. Such a period is ever one of predisposition to superstition. The one true bond which unites God and man being obscured,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

A Meeting in the Desert
'And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 27. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28. Was returning, and sitting in his chariot, read Esaias the prophet. 29. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Whether the Imposition of the Priest's Hands is Necessary for this Sacrament?
Objection 1: It would seem that the imposition of the priest's hands is necessary for this sacrament. For it is written (Mk. 16:18): "They shall lay hands upon the sick, and they shall recover." Now sinners are sick spiritually, and obtain recovery through this sacrament. Therefore an imposition of hands should be made in this sacrament. Objection 2: Further, in this sacrament man regains the Holy Ghost Whom he had lost, wherefore it is said in the person of the penitent (Ps. 1:14): "Restore unto
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Penance is a Sacrament?
Objection 1: It would seem that Penance is not a sacrament. For Gregory [*Cf. Isidore, Etym. vi, ch. 19] says: "The sacraments are Baptism, Chrism, and the Body and Blood of Christ; which are called sacraments because under the veil of corporeal things the Divine power works out salvation in a hidden manner." But this does not happen in Penance, because therein corporeal things are not employed that, under them, the power of God may work our salvation. Therefore Penance is not a sacrament. Objection
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Acts 8:27
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means "queen of the Ethiopians"). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,

Acts 8:29
The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."

Jump to Previous
Book Carriage Chariot Esaias Home Isaiah Prophet Read Reading Returning Sat Seated Sitting Way
Jump to Next
Book Carriage Chariot Esaias Home Isaiah Prophet Read Reading Returning Sat Seated Sitting Way
Links
Acts 8:28 NIV
Acts 8:28 NLT
Acts 8:28 ESV
Acts 8:28 NASB
Acts 8:28 KJV

Acts 8:28 Bible Apps
Acts 8:28 Biblia Paralela
Acts 8:28 Chinese Bible
Acts 8:28 French Bible
Acts 8:28 German Bible

Acts 8:28 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Acts 8:27
Top of Page
Top of Page