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
    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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