Acts 8:35
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New International Version
Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

New Living Translation
So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus.

English Standard Version
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.

Berean Study Bible
Then Philip began with this very Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
And Philip, having opened his mouth and having begun from this Scripture, proclaimed the good news to him--Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him.

King James Bible
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Philip proceeded to tell him the good news about Jesus, beginning from that Scripture.

International Standard Version
Then Philip began to speak, and, starting from this Scripture, he told him the good news about Jesus.

NET Bible
So Philip started speaking, and beginning with this scripture proclaimed the good news about Jesus to him.

New Heart English Bible
Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Philippus opened his mouth and began from this Scripture to preach about our Lord Yeshua to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Philip spoke. Starting with that passage, Philip told the official the Good News about Jesus.

New American Standard 1977
And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Philip opened his mouth and began at the same scripture and preached unto him the gospel of Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

American King James Version
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached to him Jesus.

American Standard Version
And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached unto him Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Philip, opening his mouth, and beginning at this scripture, preached unto him Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
And Philip, opening his mouth and beginning from that scripture, announced the glad tidings of Jesus to him.

English Revised Version
And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this scripture, preached unto him Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached to him Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
Then Philip began to speak, and, commencing with that same portion of Scripture, told him the Good News about Jesus.

World English Bible
Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
and Philip having opened his mouth, and having begun from this Writing, proclaimed good news to him -- Jesus.
Study Bible
Philip and the Ethiopian
34“Tell me,” said the eunuch, “who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35Then Philip began with this very Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. 36As they traveled along the road and came to some water, the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”…
Cross References
Matthew 5:2
and He began to teach them, saying:

Luke 24:27
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.

Acts 5:42
Every day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.

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

Acts 17:2
As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbaths he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Acts 18:28
For he powerfully refuted the Jews in public debate, proving by the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.

Acts 28:23
So they set a day to meet with Paul, and many people came to the place he was staying. He expounded to them from morning to evening, testifying about the kingdom of God and persuading them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and the Prophets.
Treasury of Scripture

Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached to him Jesus.

opened.

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that …

Matthew 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

2 Corinthians 6:11 O you Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our heart is enlarged.

began.

Acts 18:28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, showing by …

Acts 26:22,23 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing …

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into …

Luke 24:27,44-47 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them …

preached.

Acts 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached to you:

Acts 9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

Acts 11:20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they …

Acts 17:3,18 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen …

Acts 19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took on them to call …

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and …

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, …

Ephesians 4:21 If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as …

1 Peter 1:11,12 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which …

(35) Philip opened his mouth.--The phrase, wherever it occurs in the New Testament, implies something like a set discourse. (Comp. Acts 10:34; Acts 18, 14; Matthew 5:2; Matthew 13:35; 2Corinthians 6:11). It always means something more than the mere act of speaking.

And preached unto him Jesus.--The sequel shows that the teaching must have included, not only an interpretation of the prophecy as fulfilled in Christ, but instruction as to the outward condition of admission to the society of the disciples. The eunuch hears enough to make him eager for the baptism which was to bring with it so great a blessing.

Verse 35. - And for then, A.V.; beginning from this Scripture for began at the same Scripture, A.V.; preached for and preached, A.V. Then Philip opened his mouth,.... With freedom and boldness, and spoke clearly and distinctly, and expounded the passage to him. This is a phrase frequently used in Jewish writings, especially in the book of Zohar (e), when they give an account of this or the other Rabbi interpreting any place of Scripture; as for instance, R. Eleazar "opened", and said, "my sabbaths you shall keep", &c. Again, R. Aba "opened", and said, "and Manoah said unto his wife", &c. Once more, "R. Simeon opened", and said, "the heavens declare the glory of God", &c. and

began at the same Scripture: "the fifty third of Isaiah": and preached unto him Jesus of Nazareth; how that he was the true Messiah, and the person there designed, and that very rightly; for the Jews themselves, the ancient ones, have interpreted several passages in that chapter of the Messiah, as has been before observed; he showed him how that he was born of a virgin, made under the law, and yielded perfect obedience to it in his life; and that he suffered and died for the sins of his people, and made satisfaction for them, and brought in an everlasting righteousness to justify them before God, and had obtained eternal redemption for them; that he was risen from the dead, was ascended into heaven, and now sat at the right hand of God, and ever lived to make intercession for transgressors; and would come a second time to judge both quick and dead; and in the mean while had left rules for the gathering, and forming, and governing his churches; and had appointed persons to preach his Gospel, and to administer the ordinances of baptism, and the supper of the Lord, which were to continue till his second coming.

(e) In Gen. fol. 5. 3. 4. & 6. 1. 3. & 7. 1. 2. 3. & 8. 1. 2. 3. & passim. 35. Then Philip opened his mouth—(See on [1964]Mt 5:2).

began at the same scripture—founding on it as his text.

preached unto him Jesus—showing Him to be the glorious Burden of this wonderful prediction, and interpreting it in the light of the facts of His history.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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