An angel of ADONAI said to Philip, "Get up, and go southward on the road that goes down from Yerushalayim to 'Azah, the desert road."
So he got up and went. On his way, he caught sight of an Ethiopian, a eunuch who was minister in charge of all the treasure of the Kandake, or queen, of Ethiopia. He had been to Yerushalayim to worship;
and now, as he was returning home, he was sitting in his chariot, reading the prophet Yesha'yahu.
The Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to this chariot, and stay close to it."
As Philip ran up, he heard the Ethiopian reading from Yesha'yahu the prophet. "Do you understand what you're reading?" he asked.
"How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" And he invited Philip to climb up and sit with him.
Now the portion of the Tanakh that he was reading was this: "He was like a sheep led to be slaughtered; like a lamb silent before the shearer, he does not open his mouth.
He was humiliated and denied justice. Who will tell about his descendants, since his life has been taken from the earth?"i
The eunuch said to Philip, "Here's my question to you - is the prophet talking about himself or someone else?"
Then Philip started to speak - beginning with that passage, he went on to tell him the Good News about Yeshua.
As they were going down the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look! Here's some water! Is there any reason why I shouldn't be immersed?"
He ordered the chariot to stop; then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip immersed him.
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away. The eunuch saw no more of him, because he continued on his way - full of joy.
But Philip showed up at Ashdod and continued proclaiming the Good News as he went through all the towns until he came to Caesarea.