Acts 8:33
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New International Version
In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth."

New Living Translation
He was humiliated and received no justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth."

English Standard Version
In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.”

Berean Study Bible
In His humiliation He was deprived of justice. Who can recount His descendants? For His life was removed from the earth."

Berean Literal Bible
In His humiliation, justice was taken away from Him. Who will describe His generation? For His life is removed from the earth."

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In His humiliation justice was denied Him. Who will describe His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.

International Standard Version
In his humiliation, justice was denied him. Who can describe his descendants? For his life is taken away from the earth."

NET Bible
In humiliation justice was taken from him. Who can describe his posterity? For his life was taken away from the earth."

New Heart English Bible
In his humiliation his justice was taken away. Who will declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“He was led in his humility from imprisonment and from judgment and who will narrate his time? For his life is taken from The Earth.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he humbled himself, he was not judged fairly. Who from his generation will talk about his life on earth being cut short?"

New American Standard 1977
“IN HUMILIATION HIS JUDGMENT WAS TAKEN AWAY;
            WHO SHALL RELATE HIS GENERATION?
            FOR HIS LIFE IS REMOVED FROM THE EARTH.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
in his humiliation his judgment was taken away, and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
In his humiliation his justice was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

American King James Version
In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
In humility his judgment was taken away. His generation who shall declare, for his life shall be taken from the earth?

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

English Revised Version
In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: His generation who shall declare? For his life is taken from the earth.

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

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

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

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

Study Bible
Philip and the Ethiopian
32The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so He did not open His mouth. 33In His humiliation He was deprived of justice. Who can recount His descendants? For His life was removed from the earth.” 34“Tell me,” said the eunuch, “who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?”…
Cross References
Isaiah 53:7
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.

Isaiah 53:8
By oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?

Acts 8:34
"Tell me," said the eunuch, "who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"
Treasury of Scripture

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

his humiliation.

Philippians 2:8,9 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became …

judgment.

Job 27:2 As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who …

Job 34:5 For Job has said, I am righteous: and God has taken away my judgment.

Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness …

Isaiah 10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right …

Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for …

Matthew 27:12-26 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing…

John 19:12-16 And from thereafter Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried …

and who.

Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Isaiah 53:8,12 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare …

for.

Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to …

Isaiah 53:10,12 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when …

Daniel 9:26 And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but …

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

(33) In his humiliation his judgment was taken away.--The Hebrew runs, as in the English version of Isaiah 53:8, which fairly represents its natural construction, "He was taken from prison (or oppression) and from judgment," i.e., was delivered from His sufferings just when they seemed to culminate. A different meaning has, however, been given to the Hebrew preposition by many scholars, who render the words, "Through oppression and [unjust] judgment He was taken away"--i.e., He was the victim of a judicial murder. The LXX., which is here followed, seems to have adopted a different construction, "By His humiliation, by His low estate, His judgment (i.e., the righteous judgment which was His due) was taken away." Here also, however, the word "judgment" has been taken in a different sense, and the words have been interpreted as meaning, "His condemnation was taken away, or cancelled"--i.e., because He humbled Himself He was afterwards exalted. Assuming Philip to have explained the words as they stand in the LXX., the first of these two latter interpretations has most to commend itself. The story of the Passion, the unrighteous sentence passed on the Lord Jesus because He stood before the Council and the Governor as poor and friendless, would be dwelt on as filling in the outlines of the prophetic picture.

Who shall declare his generation?--The Hebrew noun may mean, as in Psalm 14:5, the men of a given period, or those sharing a common character. The words have, however, been very variously taken: (1) "Who shall declare the number of those who share His life, and are, as it were, sprung from Him"--i.e., Who can count His faithful disciples? (2) "Who shall declare the wickedness of the crooked and perverse generation in which He lived?" (3) "Who, as far as His generation went, were wise enough to consider?" Assuming, as before, that it was the LXX. that Philip explained, the second of these seems preferable, as corresponding with the frequent use of the word "generation" with condemnatory epithets attached to it both by our Lord Himself (Matthew 12:39-42; Matthew 16:4; Matthew 17:17) and His Apostles (Acts 2:40; Philippians 2:15). The sense which some commentators have affixed to it, "Who shall declare His duration?" "Who shall set limits to the life of Him who is One with the Eternal?" or, as others, "Who shall declare the mystery of His mode of birth?"--i.e., of the Incarnation--are, it is believed, untenable as regards the Hebrew, and yet more so as regards the Greek.

For his life is taken from the earth.--The Hebrew admits of no other meaning than that the Sufferer was hurried to a violent death. The fact that in being thus taken from the earth the Sufferer was exalted to heaven, though true in itself, cannot be found in the words.

We are not concerned here with a detailed explanation, either of the words that precede, or those that follow, the passage quoted in Isaiah 53, but it is difficult to think of Philip as not taking in context as well as text, and unfolding in full, not only the fact of the Passion, but its atoning and redeeming power, as set forth in the prophet's marvellous prediction.

Verse 33. - His generation who shall declare? for and who shall declare his generation? A.V. and T.R. The preceding quotation is taken verbatim from the LXX., which, however, varies somewhat from the Hebrew. In this verse, for the Hebrew as rendered in the A.V., "He was taken from prison and from judgment," the LXX. has, "In his humiliation his judgment was taken away," having evidently read in their copy מֵעֹצְרו מִשְׁפָטו, or perhaps בְעצְרו, "Through [or, 'in'] his oppression [humiliation] his judgment was taken away." Mr. Cheyne translates the Hebrew, "Through oppression and through a judgment [sentence] he was taken "away [to death]." For the Hebrew of the A.V., "He was cut off out of the land of the living," the LXX. has, "His life is taken from the earth," where they must have read חַיו, "his life," as the subject of the verb, instead of חַיִּים, the living, taken in construction with אֶרֶץ , the earth. The differences, however, are not material in regard to the general meaning of the passage. His generation who shall declare? The explanation of this difficult expression belongs tea commentary on Isaiah. Here it must suffice to say that the explanation most in accordance with the meaning of the Hebrew words (יְשׂחֵחַ and דורו), with the context, and with the turn of thought in Isaiah 38:10-12 and Jeremiah 11:19, is that given in the 'Speaker's Commentary:' "Who will consider, give serious thought to, his life or age, seeing it is so prematurely cut off?" which is merely another way of saying that Messiah should "be cut off" (Daniel 9:26)" from the land of the living, that his Name be no more remembered" (Jeremiah, as above). It was the frustration of this hope of Jesus being forgotten in consequence of his death that so troubled the Sanhedrim (Acts 5:28). In his humiliation his judgment was taken away,.... The humiliation, or low estate of Christ, lay in his assumption of human nature, with the weaknesses and imperfections of it; in the meanness of his parentage and education; in the sorrows he endured from his cradle to his cross; in his last conflict with Satan in the garden; in his being apprehended, bound, scourged, and condemned, both by the sanhedrim, and the Roman governor; and in being enclosed with the assembly of the wicked soldiers, who put on him their own clothes, and a crown of thorns on his head, and a reed in his hand, and then in a mock manner bowed to him as king of the Jews; and last of all in his obedience to death, even the death of the cross, and in his being laid in the grave. Now in this his low estate, "his judgment was taken away"; in the text in Isaiah 53:8 the words are, "he was taken from prison and from judgment"; which some understand of his sufferings, and render the words thus, "by an assembly, and by judgment he was taken away"; that is, by the Jewish sanhedrim, and by the judgment or sentence of Pontius Pilate, his life was taken away: and others interpret it of his resurrection from the dead, when he was taken or delivered from the prison of the grave, and could not be held any longer by the cords and pains of death; and from the judgment or condemnation under which he lay, being justified in the Spirit, when he was raised from the dead. The words, as here cited, differ from the original text; which have caused some to think, that there was a different reading of these words, which the Septuagint followed, and Luke after them. Dr. Pocock (u) has proposed a translation of the Hebrew text, as agreeable to this citation, without supposing a various reading, thus, "because of affliction, even from judgment he is taken; or when he was humbled, he was taken from judgment"; it being all one whether he was taken from judgment condemnation, and punishment, as at his resurrection, or whether his punishment was taken from him: though the sense of the words, as they are here cited, rather seems to be this; when he was taken and bound by the Jews, and detained by them a prisoner, and arraigned before the high priest, and at Pilate's bar, and false witnesses suborned, which was his time of humiliation and affliction; when he was reproached, blasphemed, buffeted, and spit, upon, justice was not done him, right did not take place, but was removed from him, and he was treated in a most unjust and unrighteous manner:

and who shall declare his generation? not his divine or human generation; nor the sorrows of his life; or the duration of his life since his resurrection; nor the numbers of his spiritual seed and offspring; senses put upon the words they will by no means bear; but the generation or age in which Christ lived, which for its wickedness among themselves, and their barbarity to him, and ill usage of him, cannot be sufficiently described and declared; and a great deal of it they themselves own; See Gill on Matthew 10:36, Matthew 12:39.

for his life is taken from the earth, not in a common, but in a judicial way; in the most cruel, barbarous, and unjust manner, in a violent way; though not without his Father's will, and his own consent; and though his life was taken from the earth, he now lives in heaven, and that for evermore.

(u) Not. Miscell. c. 4. p. 72. 8:26-40 Philip was directed to go to a desert. Sometimes God opens a door of opportunity to his ministers in very unlikely places. We should study to do good to those we come into company with by travelling. We should not be so shy of all strangers as some affect to be. As to those of whom we know nothing else, we know this, that they have souls. It is wisdom for men of business to redeem time for holy duties; to fill up every minute with something which will turn to a good account. In reading the word of God, we should often pause, to inquire of whom and of what the sacred writers spake; but especially our thoughts should be employed about the Redeemer. The Ethiopian was convinced by the teaching of the Holy Spirit, of the exact fulfilment of the Scripture, was made to understand the nature of the Messiah's kingdom and salvation, and desired to be numbered among the disciples of Christ. Those who seek the truth, and employ their time in searching the Scriptures, will be sure to reap advantages. The avowal of the Ethiopian must be understood as expressing simple reliance on Christ for salvation, and unreserved devotion to Him. Let us not be satisfied till we get faith, as the Ethiopian did, by diligent study of the Holy Scriptures, and the teaching of the Spirit of God; let us not be satisfied till we get it fixed as a principle in our hearts. As soon as he was baptized, the Spirit of God took Philip from him, so that he saw him no more; but this tended to confirm his faith. When the inquirer after salvation becomes acquainted with Jesus and his gospel, he will go on his way rejoicing, and will fill up his station in society, and discharge his duties, from other motives, and in another manner than heretofore. Though baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, with water, it is not enough without the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Lord, grant this to every one of us; then shall we go on our way rejoicing.
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