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.
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CommentaryClarke'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.
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'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, …
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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,
The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
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