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Acts 8:26-40

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.) NIV 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road--the desert road--that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." 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 NIV 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, NRS 28 and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. NIV 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. NRS 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to this chariot and join it." NIV 29 The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it." NRS 30 So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" NIV 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked. NRS 31 He replied, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him. NIV 31 "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 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. NIV 32 The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. NRS 33 In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth." NIV 33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth." NRS 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "About whom, may I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?" NIV 34 The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?" NRS 35 Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. NIV 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. 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?" NIV 36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?" NRS 37 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. NIV 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 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. NIV 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 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. NIV 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.