Acts 8:31

“And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip, that hee would come vp, and sit with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he said, "Well, how could I, unless someone guides me? And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, How can I, except some one shall guide me? And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, How is that possible when I have no guide? And he made Philip get up by his side.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, How should I then be able unless some one guide me? And he begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
- Darby Bible

And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up, and sit with him.
- Webster's Bible

Why, how can I, replied the eunuch, "unless some one explains it to me?" And he earnestly invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
- Weymouth Bible

He said, "How can I, unless someone explains it to me?" He begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
- World English Bible

And he seide, How may Y, if no man schewe to me? And he preiede Filip, that he schulde come vp, and sitte with hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said, `Why, how am I able, if some one may not guide me?' he called Philip also, having come up, to sit with him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:31


8:31 He desired Philip to come up and sit with him - Such was his modesty, and thirst after instruction.


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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