Acts 8:29

29 The Spirit told Philip, "Go and join that chariot."

Acts 8:29 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 8:29

Then the Spirit said unto Philip
Not the angel, a ministering Spirit, as in ( Acts 8:26 ) but the Holy Spirit, as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions read, the same with the Spirit of the Lord, ( Acts 8:39 ) who spoke unto him, either by an articulative voice, such as was the Bath Kol among the Jews; or inwardly, by a secret impulse upon him, he directed him, saying:

go near, and join thyself to this chariot;
he bid him make up to the chariot, he saw driving on the road at such a distance, and follow it, and attend it closely; and not leave it, till an opportunity of conversing with the person in it offered.

Acts 8:29 In-Context

27 So he got up and went. There was an Ethiopian man, a eunuch and high official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to worship in Jerusalem
28 and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud.
29 The Spirit told Philip, "Go and join that chariot."
30 When Philip ran up to it, he heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you're reading?"
31 "How can I," he said, "unless someone guides me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
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