Acts 8:30

“And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him reade the Prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Philip, running up to him, saw that he was reading Isaiah the prophet, and said to him, Is the sense of what you are reading clear to you?
- Basic English Bible

And Philip, running up, heard him reading the prophet Esaias, and said, Dost thou then know what thou art reading of?
- Darby Bible

And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
- Webster's Bible

So Philip ran up and heard the eunuch reading the Prophet Isaiah. "Do you understand what you are reading?" he asked.
- Weymouth Bible

Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
- World English Bible

And Filip `ran to, and herde hym redynge Ysaie, the prophete. And he seide, Gessist thou, whether thou vndirstondist, what thingis thou redist?
- Wycliffe Bible

and Philip having run near, heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, `Dost thou then know what thou dost read?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:30


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.


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 ....in 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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