Acts 8:5

“Then Philip went downe to the citie of Samaria, and preached Christ vnto them.”

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Other Translations

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
- King James Version

Philip went down to the city of Samaria and {began} proclaiming Christ to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed unto them the Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Philip went down to Samaria and was teaching them about Christ.
- Basic English Bible

And Philip, going down to a city of Samaria, preached the Christ to them;
- Darby Bible

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ to them.
- Webster's Bible

while Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed Christ there.
- Weymouth Bible

Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed to them the Christ.
- World English Bible

And Filip cam doun in to a citee of Samarie, and prechide to hem Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Philip having gone down to a city of Samaria, was preaching to them the Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:5


8:5 Stephen - Being taken away, Philip, his next colleague, (not the apostle,) rises in his place.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:5


Ac 8:5 Philip. This was not Philip, the apostle, for all the apostles remained at Jerusalem, but Philip, one of the seven (Ac 6:5). The city of Samaria. The Greek does not render it certain that this was the capital named Samaria, as there is no definite article. It is literally "a city of Samaria". The district (see map) lies between Judea and Galilee. Samaria and Sychar were, at this time, two of its principal cities. It was probably one or the other of these to which Philip went.

Discussion for Acts 8

  • Irene123
    The Bible itself proves one cannot be a 'lone' Christian. Acts 8:26-40 (God's spirit spoke to Philip). The eunuch admitted he needed someone to teach him. That's why God instituted the pastorate and disciples (saints), to be in that place, by prayer
  • Jodi
    I am so glad to read of the need of preaching. In this day so many say they don't need to go to church, but the unuch said how can I unless someone guide me?
  • Steve morrow
    ---RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT---ACTS 5:32 AND WE ARE HIS WITNESSES OF THESE THINGS AND SO IS ALSO THE HOLY SPIRIT --- WHOM GOD HATH GIVEN ---TO THEM THAT OBEY HIM
    ( JESUS TEACHES NOT MAN ) LUKE 11:13 IF YOU THEN BEING EVIL KNOW HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS UNTO YOUR CHILDREN HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THEM THAT ASK HIM
  • A disciple
    Mark; It wasn't true, whatever you were taught that only the original living Apostles could be the vehicles for God giving His Holy Spirit. John the Baptist said, that Jesus was He who would baptize in the Holy Spirit and fire. Jesus Himself, when expounding to the Apostles about the purpose of God for "us" in this world till He returns; said how the Holy Spirit must be in us to fulfill that plan.
  • Bruce
    Mark:When you feel The Father tug on your Heart:John6:44 / ask forgiveness:1John 1:9 / Jesus will wash away your sins in his own blood Revelation1:5 / you will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Matthew 3:11 / you will know!:2Corinthians 5:17 / you will be Sealed:Ephesians 1:13 / Satan will try to destroy you! Get dressed for battle! Ephesians 6:11 / you will be persecuted:Matthew 5:11 / .
  • Irene123
    To receive the Holy Ghost today you follow the plan of Jesus in Acts 2:38; the people gathered from all over the Roman Emp. in Jerusalem for the Day of Pentecost asked, after hearing Peter's message - Acts 2:37 .....

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