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

  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ
  • A disciple
    Psalms 119:73 "Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments." Our God knows and understands all things; and His desire regarding us has always been, that as His children we should also. If there had been no sin in the beginning... but we never got a chance to learn how to be His children the way He had in mind when He created us, until JESUS!!!!
  • Ray321
    Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. God will teach a man if he his willing in his Heart.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The apostles are all fired up! The Holy Spirit is at work. We can also be fired up for Christ if we have the Holy Spirit. Money cannot buy it. We need to come pleading for it after salvation and sanctification. The Ethiopian eunuch's story tells us to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us when we are reading the Bible for proper interpretation.
  • Ray321
    Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. God sent Jesus to saved sinners like Saul. Praise the Lord.
  • A disciple
    "And God, which knows the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith." Why do so many try to separate the Christian of today from the Commonwealth of Israel and the Disciples in the beginning, and make things free, easy and automatic to us; that were given to them under strict conditions?

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