Acts 8:34-39

34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?”
35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?[a]
38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.
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.

Acts 8:34 in Other Translations

KJV
34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
ESV
34 And the eunuch said to Philip, "About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?"
NLT
34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, was the prophet talking about himself or someone else?”
MSG
34 The eunuch said, "Tell me, who is the prophet talking about: himself or some other?"
CSB
34 The eunuch replied to Philip, "I ask you, who is the prophet saying this about-himself or another person?"

Acts 8:34-39 In-Context

32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.”
34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?”
35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized? ”
38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.
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.
40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Matthew 5:2
  • 2. Luke 24:27; Acts 17:2; Acts 18:28; Acts 28:23
  • 3. S Acts 13:32
  • 4. S Acts 2:38; Acts 10:47
  • 5. 1 Kings 18:12; 2 Kings 2:16; Ezekiel 3:12,14; Ezekiel 8:3; Ezekiel 11:1,24; Ezekiel 43:5; 2 Corinthians 12:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 12:5

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts include here "Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The eunuch answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”"
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