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

  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ
  • A disciple
    Psalms 119:73 "Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments." Our God knows and understands all things; and His desire regarding us has always been, that as His children we should also. If there had been no sin in the beginning... but we never got a chance to learn how to be His children the way He had in mind when He created us, until JESUS!!!!
  • Ray321
    Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. God will teach a man if he his willing in his Heart.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The apostles are all fired up! The Holy Spirit is at work. We can also be fired up for Christ if we have the Holy Spirit. Money cannot buy it. We need to come pleading for it after salvation and sanctification. The Ethiopian eunuch's story tells us to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us when we are reading the Bible for proper interpretation.
  • Ray321
    Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. God sent Jesus to saved sinners like Saul. Praise the Lord.
  • A disciple
    "And God, which knows the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith." Why do so many try to separate the Christian of today from the Commonwealth of Israel and the Disciples in the beginning, and make things free, easy and automatic to us; that were given to them under strict conditions?

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