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Parallel Bible results for Acts 8:26-40

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Acts 8:26-40

ESV 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is a desert place. MSG 26 Later God's angel spoke to Philip: "At noon today I want you to walk over to that desolate road that goes from Jerusalem down to Gaza." ESV 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 MSG 27 He got up and went. He met an Ethiopian eunuch coming down the road. The eunuch had been on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and was returning to Ethiopia, where he was minister in charge of all the finances of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. ESV 28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. MSG 28 He was riding in a chariot and reading the prophet Isaiah. ESV 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot." MSG 29 The Spirit told Philip, "Climb into the chariot." ESV 30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" MSG 30 Running up alongside, Philip heard the eunuch reading Isaiah and asked, "Do you understand what you're reading?" ESV 31 And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. MSG 31 He answered, "How can I without some help?" and invited Philip into the chariot with him. ESV 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 before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth. MSG 32 The passage he was reading was this: As a sheep led to slaughter, and quiet as a lamb being sheared, He was silent, saying nothing. ESV 33 In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth." MSG 33 He was mocked and put down, never got a fair trial. But who now can count his kin since he's been taken from the earth? ESV 34 And the eunuch said to Philip, "About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?" MSG 34 The eunuch said, "Tell me, who is the prophet talking about: himself or some other?" ESV 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. MSG 35 Philip grabbed his chance. Using this passage as his text, he preached Jesus to him. ESV 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?" MSG 36 As they continued down the road, they came to a stream of water. The eunuch said, "Here's water. Why can't I be baptized?" ESV 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. MSG 38 He ordered the chariot to stop. They both went down to the water, and Philip baptized him on the spot. ESV 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. MSG 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of God suddenly took Philip off, and that was the last the eunuch saw of him. But he didn't mind. He had what he'd come for and went on down the road as happy as he could be. ESV 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea. MSG 40 Philip showed up in Azotus and continued north, preaching the Message in all the villages along that route until he arrived at Caesarea.

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