Acts 8:28
New International Version
and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet.

New Living Translation
and he was now returning. Seated in his carriage, he was reading aloud from the book of the prophet Isaiah.

English Standard Version
and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Berean Study Bible
and on his return was sitting in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet.

Berean Literal Bible
And he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

King James Bible
Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

New King James Version
was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet.

New American Standard Bible
and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading Isaiah the prophet.

NASB 1995
and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

NASB 1977
And he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Amplified Bible
and he was returning, and sitting in his chariot he was reading [the scroll of] the prophet Isaiah.

Christian Standard Bible
and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud.

American Standard Version
and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As he turned to go, he sat down on the chariot and was reading in Isaiah The Prophet.

Contemporary English Version
and was now on his way home. He was sitting in his chariot, reading the book of the prophet Isaiah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he was returning, sitting in this chariot, and reading Isaias the prophet.

English Revised Version
and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As the official rode along in his carriage, he was reading the prophet Isaiah out loud.

International Standard Version
Now he was returning home, seated in his chariot, and reading from the prophet Isaiah.

Literal Standard Version
he was also returning, and is sitting on his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

NET Bible
and was returning home, sitting in his chariot, reading the prophet Isaiah.

New Heart English Bible
and he was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Weymouth New Testament
and was now on his way home; and as he sat in his chariot he was reading the Prophet Isaiah.

World English Bible
He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Young's Literal Translation
he was also returning, and is sitting on his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Philip and the Ethiopian
27So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official in charge of the entire treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28and on his return was sitting in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet. 29The Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to that chariot and stay by it.”…

Cross References
Acts 8:27
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official in charge of the entire treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship,

Acts 8:29
The Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to that chariot and stay by it."


Treasury of Scripture

Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

and sitting.

Acts 17:11,12
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so…

Deuteronomy 6:6,7
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: …

Deuteronomy 11:18-20
Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes…

Esaias.

Acts 28:25
And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,

Isaiah 1:1
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

Isaiah.

Luke 3:4
As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Luke 4:17
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,









(28) Sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.--After the manner of most Eastern nations, to whom silent reading is almost unknown, the eunuch was reading aloud. Philip heard him, and so gained an opening for conversation. Was the roll of Isaiah a new-found treasure? Had he bought the MS. in Jerusalem, and was he reading the wonderful utterances for the first time? The whole narrative implies that he was reading the LXX. version.

Verse 28. - And he was for was, A.V. ; was reading for read, A.V.; Isaiah for Esaias, A.V., the Hebrew for the Greek form. The diffusion of the Holy Scriptures among the Gentiles by means of the Jewish dispersion and the facility given to Gentiles for reading the Scriptures by their translation into Greek at Alexandria, and by the universal use of the Greek language through the conquests of Alexander the Great, are striking instances of the providence of God working all things after the counsel of his own will.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
and
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

on his return
ὑποστρέφων (hypostrephōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5290: To turn back, return. From hupo and strepho; to turn under, i.e. To return.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

sitting
καθήμενος (kathēmenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

chariot,
ἅρματος (harmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 716: A chariot, vehicle. Probably from airo (as a particle of union) prefixed); a chariot (compare harmos).

reading
ἀνεγίνωσκεν (aneginōsken)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 314: To read, know again, know certainly, recognize, discern. From ana and ginosko; to know again, i.e. to read.

Isaiah
Ἠσαΐαν (Ēsaian)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2268: Isaiah, the prophet. Of Hebrew origin; Hesaias, an Israelite.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prophet.
προφήτην (prophētēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.


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