Acts 8:33

“In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In his humiliation, his Iudgement was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"IN HUMILIATION HIS JUDGMENT WAS TAKEN AWAY; WHO WILL RELATE HIS GENERATION? FOR HIS LIFE IS REMOVED FROM THE EARTH."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: His generation who shall declare? For his life is taken from the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being of low degree, his cause was not given a hearing: who has knowledge of his family? for his life is cut off from the earth.
- Basic English Bible

In his humiliation his judgment has been taken away, and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
- Darby Bible

In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
- Webster's Bible

In His humiliation justice was denied Him. Who will make known His posterity? For He is destroyed from among men."
- Weymouth Bible

In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away. Who will declare His generation? For his life is taken from the earth."
- World English Bible

In mekenesse his dom was takun vp; who schal telle out the generacioun of hym? For his lijf schal be takun awei fro the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

in his humiliation his judgment was taken away, and his generation -- who shall declare? because taken from the earth is his life.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:33


8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away - That is, when he was a man, he had no justice shown him. To take away a person's judgment, is a proverbial phrase for oppressing him. And who shall declare, or count his generation - That is, who can number his seed, #Isa 53:10|; which he hath purchased by laying down his life?


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:33


Ac 8:33 His judgment was taken away. Justice was trampled under foot. Who shall declare his generation? Meyer, De Wette, Robinson and Hackett all agree that this refers to portraying the wickedness of the generation which slew him. Others insist that it means Christ's spiritual posterity, his followers.

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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