26And the angel of the LordspakeuntoPhilip,saying , Arise , andgotoward the southunto the way that goeth downfromJerusalemuntoGaza,whichisdesert.27And he arose and went : and,behold , a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candacequeen of the Ethiopians,whohad the charge ofallhertreasure,and had cometoJerusalem for to worship ,
28Wasreturning , andsittinginhischariotreadEsaias the prophet.29Then the Spiritsaid unto Philip, Go near , and join thyself tothischariot.30AndPhilipran thither to him, and heardhimread the prophetEsaias,andsaid , Understandest thouwhat thou readest ?
31And he said , HowcanI , except some man should guideme?And he desiredPhilip that he would come up and sitwithhim.32Theplace of the scripturewhich he readwasthis, He was ledas a sheepto the slaughter;andlike a lambdumbbeforehisshearer , so opened henothismouth:33Inhishumiliationhisjudgment was taken away : andwho shall declarehisgeneration?forhislife is takenfrom the earth.34And the eunuchansweredPhilip, and said , I praythee,ofwhomspeaketh the prophetthis?ofhimself,orofsome other man?35ThenPhilipopenedhismouth,andbeganat the samescripture, and preached unto himJesus.36Andas they wenton their way, they cameunto a certainwater:and the eunuchsaid , See , here is water;what doth hinderme to be baptized ?
37AndPhilipsaid , If thou believestwith all thineheart, thou mayest . And he answered and said , I believe that JesusChristis the Son of God.38And he commanded the chariot to stand still : and they went downbothinto the water,bothPhilipand the eunuch;and he baptizedhim.39Andwhen they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught awayPhilip , that the eunuchsawhim no more:and he went on hiswayrejoicing .
40ButPhilip was foundatAzotus:andpassing through he preached in all the cities,tillhecametoCaesarea.