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
    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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