Acts 8:5

“Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Philip went downe to the citie of Samaria, and preached Christ vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Philip went down to the city of Samaria and {began} proclaiming Christ to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed unto them the Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Philip went down to Samaria and was teaching them about Christ.
- Basic English Bible

And Philip, going down to a city of Samaria, preached the Christ to them;
- Darby Bible

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ to them.
- Webster's Bible

while Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed Christ there.
- Weymouth Bible

Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed to them the Christ.
- World English Bible

And Filip cam doun in to a citee of Samarie, and prechide to hem Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Philip having gone down to a city of Samaria, was preaching to them the Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 8:5


8:5 Stephen - Being taken away, Philip, his next colleague, (not the apostle,) rises in his place.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 8:5


Ac 8:5 Philip. This was not Philip, the apostle, for all the apostles remained at Jerusalem, but Philip, one of the seven (Ac 6:5). The city of Samaria. The Greek does not render it certain that this was the capital named Samaria, as there is no definite article. It is literally "a city of Samaria". The district (see map) lies between Judea and Galilee. Samaria and Sychar were, at this time, two of its principal cities. It was probably one or the other of these to which Philip went.

Discussion for Acts 8:5

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