Acts 8:38

“And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he commanded the charet to stand still: and they went downe both into the water, both Philip, and the Eunuch, and he baptized him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave orders for the carriage to be stopped, and the two of them went down into the water, and Philip gave him baptism.
- Basic English Bible

And he commanded the chariot to stop. And they went down both to the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptised him.
- Darby Bible

And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
- Webster's Bible

So he stopped the chariot; and both of them--Philip and the eunuch--went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.
- Weymouth Bible

He commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
- World English Bible

And he comaundide the chare to stonde stille. And thei wenten doun bothe into the watir, Filip and the gelding, and Filip baptiside hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down to the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:38


8:38 And they both went down - Out of the chariot. It does not follow that he was baptized by immersion. The text neither affirms nor intimates any thing concerning it.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:38


Ac 8:38 They both went down into the water. Abbott states: ``The original undoubtedly implies a going, not to, but into, the water.'' And Ripley says: ``No sufficient reason can be given why the parties went down into the water, but for the sake of the immersion of the new convert.''

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