Parallel Bible results for Acts 8:26-40

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Acts 8:26-40

CEB 26 An angel from the Lord spoke to Philip, "At noon, take the road that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a desert road.) NRS 26 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a wilderness road.) CEB 27 So he did. Meanwhile, an Ethiopian man was on his way home from Jerusalem, where he had come to worship. He was a eunuch and an official responsible for the entire treasury of Candace. (Candace is the title given to the Ethiopian queen.) NRS 27 So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship CEB 28 He was reading the prophet Isaiah while sitting in his carriage. NRS 28 and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. CEB 29 The Spirit told Philip, "Approach this carriage and stay with it." NRS 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to this chariot and join it." CEB 30 Running up to the carriage, Philip heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you really understand what you are reading?" NRS 30 So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" CEB 31 The man replied, "Without someone to guide me, how could I?" Then he invited Philip to climb up and sit with him. NRS 31 He replied, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. CEB 32 This was the passage of scripture he was reading: Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent so he didn't open his mouth. NRS 32 Now the passage of the scripture that he was reading was this: "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth. CEB 33 In his humiliation justice was taken away from him. Who can tell the story of his descendants because his life was taken from the earth? NRS 33 In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth." CEB 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, about whom does the prophet say this? Is he talking about himself or someone else?" NRS 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?" CEB 35 Starting with that passage, Philip proclaimed the good news about Jesus to him. NRS 35 Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. CEB 36 As they went down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, "Look! Water! What would keep me from being baptized?" NRS 36 As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?" CEB 38 He ordered that the carriage halt. Both Philip and the eunuch went down to the water, where Philip baptized him. NRS 38 He commanded the chariot to stop, and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. CEB 39 When they came up out of the water, the Lord's Spirit suddenly took Philip away. The eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. NRS 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. CEB 40 Philip found himself in Azotus. He traveled through that area, preaching the good news in all the cities until he reached Caesarea. NRS 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he was passing through the region, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.