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
    V. 4 - Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word. If we won't go our ownselves - God will make a way. They did fine in Jerusalem, but the Lord wanted it to the ends of the earth.
  • Irene123
    vs. 9-12; all these people were worshippers of witchcraft - for YEARS! And here comes Phillip, preaches about Jesus whom they had NEVER heard and - a MULTITUDE were converted and were - BAPTIZED!! I believe all of it, but how miraculous!!! How GLORIOUS. And we can see that today if we will but have the faith, pray and fast for it; to TRULY care for lost souls.
  • Nene
    To die out of the old ways is not always easy but if you just empty your heart in sincerity God will cleanse you. 1.Death = Repentance 2. Burial = Baptism in Jesus Name 3. Resurrection = The Holy Ghost, which is the spirit of God that you must receive in order to make heaven it wasn't just for Peter and the Apostles read Acts 5 where they commanded them not to preach Jesus but they obey God.
  • Nene
    If anyone rejects the true plan of salvation of Jesus then all will miss heaven Acts 4:12 tells us there is no other name given under heaven whereby we must be saved it is very important to obey the plan Jesus left us. 1.Is faith 2. Repentance 3. Baptism in Jesus Name 4. Receive the Holy Ghost which is the death, burial and resurrection.
  • Berston
    This particular verse is missing in the New World Translation JW Bible. It was footnoted that this was inserted later and not in the original scripture. I will do my best to research this if this is correct and the implication to it.
  • Kwaku Sarpong
    It is very great to identify in this chapter that the gift of God cannot be purchased with money.

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