“And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?”
King James Version (KJV)
8:30 And Philip running to him, said, Understandest thou what thou readest? - He did not begin about the weather, news, or the like. In speaking for God, we may frequently come to the point at once, without circumlocution.