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Acts 8:36

“And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And as they went on their way, they came vnto a certaine water: and the Eunuch said, See, here is water, what doeth hinder me to be baptized?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as they went on the way, they came unto a certain water; and the eunuch saith, Behold, `here is' water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And while they were going on their way, they came to some water, and the Ethiopian said, See, here is water; why may I not have baptism?
- Basic English Bible

And as they went along the way, they came upon a certain water, and the eunuch says, Behold water; what hinders my being baptised?
- Darby Bible

And as they went on their way, they came to a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
- Webster's Bible

So they proceeded on their way till they came to some water; and the eunuch exclaimed, "See, here is water; what is there to prevent my being baptized?"
- Weymouth Bible

As they went on the way, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "Behold, here is water. What is keeping me from being baptized?"
- World English Bible

And the while thei wenten bi the weie, thei camen to a water. And the gelding seide, Lo! watir; who forbedith me to be baptisid?
- Wycliffe Bible

And as they were going on the way, they came upon a certain water, and the eunuch said, `Lo, water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:36

8:36 And as they went on the way they came to a certain water - Thus, even the circumstances of the journey were under the direction of God. The kingdom of God suits itself to external circumstances, without any violence, as air yields to all bodies, and yet pervades all. What hindereth me to be baptized? - Probably he had been circumcised: otherwise Cornelius would not have been the first fruits of the Gentiles.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:36

Ac 8:36 They came unto a certain water. The locality of the baptism is not certain. There are several roads from Jerusalem to Gaza. The one by Hebron is through "desert" more than the others. Eusebius and Jerome state that the baptism occurred at a perennial stream, coming from a fountain at Bethsur, not far from Hebron. Robinson places the baptism not far from Gaza, at the old site of Eglon. See, [here is] water. The Greek is, "Behold! Water"! As if his soul was filled with joy that he could obey. What doth hinder me? Nothing, if he was a believer and the means were at hand.

Discussion for Acts 8

  • Gladys
    I love the story of simon , coz today we have many simon in the world that deserve many people
  • George taylor
    The Holy spirit spoken of,is it something have to be prayed for,or when one ask the Lord inti their lives,they automatically receives the Holy spirir?
  • Mike
    Simmon in his thoughts thought that he could purchase the Holy Spirit with money and a lot of ways today the same exist. People want things instantly. They want proof but, God is a God who looks at the heart he does not look at our material possessions. God created every thing including money so how can a man buy God? It is impossible except threw repentance and a sinner heart can we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is a gift from God one that can not be bought with silver or gold. That's why the word says ask and you shall receive so that your joy may be complete. And when you study and pray and truly seek Gods word will in come to live within you. You must be born again and walk in Christ to be filled with the holy spirit it is such a beautiful and wonderful thing to have the creator of the world and universe live inside of you man it is the best feeling in the world. No drug could replace Gods spirit! being washed and clean from the inside is beautiful amazing, awesome. There is nothing like having Jesus live in you twenty four hours a day seven days a weak. God truly in living inside of you how great is that god living in me wow no better thing in the world than that man to be touched by Jesus is awesome truly awesome! It is truth, it is life, it is Christ living and breathing inside of you and not to testify and tell some one is a crime man when god first touch me with the holy ghost I was blown away so clean so pure it is love literally love living in you.
  • Anonymous
    In Acts chapter 2:38 Peter was addressing Jews on the day of Pentecost, when they asked what must they do verse 37, He Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. That was the requirement of the early church. Now, turn to Acts 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words the Holy Ghost fell on them which heard words. In Acts 2:38 the Jews had to repent, be baptized everyone of them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins in order to receive the Holy Spirit. But, Acts 10:44 they The Gentles received the Holy Spirit without being baptized. They early believers who were Jews still under the old Mosaic covenant at that time. Which was a different dispensation, were required to be water baptized to be saved. But, under the new dispensation according to the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 1 4 all that is required for salvation, "both Jews and Gentles is truly believing in the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, plus nothing. Then we will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Look Acts 16: 30-31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said Paul and Silas Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. He did not saw they should repent and be baptize. No. all they said was believe!
  • Rudy Moreno for verse 12
    When I believed , able to receive the truth .. I was rebaptized in the Name of JESUS Christ .... Then, what I thought was three , became "One " again ! ... It is definitely a commandment of GOD through HIS apostles by the HOLY SPIRIT !
  • Ms Teacher
    The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, One Baptism meaning One way to be baptized in water. In Matthew 3:11-17 is where John baptized Jesus in water as a demonstration for us to follow if you notice Jesus told John for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness and this was done with Water. Acts 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the Water, both Philip and the eunuch and he baptized him. 1Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: faith without works is dead James 2:14-17 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Not by faith only James 2:24 the Bible does say we shall by faith but it says the Just not the Unjust can live by faith because they are still lost until they obey then they can live by faith .

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