Acts 8:29

29 And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this 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 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
29 And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot."
30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
31 And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
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