Acts 8:34
New International Version
The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"

New Living Translation
The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, was the prophet talking about himself or someone else?”

English Standard Version
And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?”

Berean Study Bible
“Tell me,” said the eunuch, “who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?”

Berean Literal Bible
And the eunuch answering said to Philip, "I beseech you, concerning whom does the prophet say this? Concerning himself, or concerning some other?"

New American Standard Bible
The eunuch answered Philip and said, "Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself or of someone else?"

New King James Version
So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?”

King James Bible
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

Christian Standard Bible
The eunuch said to Philip, "I ask you, who is the prophet saying this about--himself or someone else?"

Contemporary English Version
The official said to Philip, "Tell me, was the prophet talking about himself or about someone else?"

Good News Translation
The official asked Philip, "Tell me, of whom is the prophet saying this? Of himself or of someone else?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The eunuch replied to Philip, "I ask you, who is the prophet saying this about--himself or another person?"

International Standard Version
The eunuch asked Philip, "I ask you, who is the prophet talking about? Himself? Or someone else?"

NET Bible
Then the eunuch said to Philip, "Please tell me, who is the prophet saying this about--himself or someone else?"

New Heart English Bible
The eunuch answered Philip, "Who is the prophet talking about? About himself, or about someone else?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that Eunuch said to Philippus, “I beg of you, about whom did The Prophet say this, about himself or about another man?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The official said to Philip, "I would like to know who the prophet is talking about. Is he talking about himself or someone else?"

New American Standard 1977
And the eunuch answered Philip and said, “Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself, or of someone else?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the eunuch answered Philip and said, I pray thee, of whom does the prophet speak this? of himself or of some other?

King James 2000 Bible
And the eunuch asked Philip, and said, I pray you, of whom speaks the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

American King James Version
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray you, of whom speaks the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

American Standard Version
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the eunuch answering Philip, said: I beseech thee, of whom doth the prophet speak this? of himself, or of some other man?

Darby Bible Translation
And the eunuch answering Philip said, I pray thee, concerning whom does the prophet say this? of himself or of some other?

English Revised Version
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

Weymouth New Testament
"Pray, of whom is the Prophet speaking?" inquired the eunuch; "of himself or of some one else?"

World English Bible
The eunuch answered Philip, "Who is the prophet talking about? About himself, or about someone else?"

Young's Literal Translation
And the eunuch answering Philip said, 'I pray thee, about whom doth the prophet say this? about himself, or about some other one?'
Study Bible
Philip and the Ethiopian
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?” 35Then Philip began with this very Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.…
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 8:33
In His humiliation He was deprived of justice. Who can recount His descendants? For His life was removed from the earth."

Acts 8:35
Then Philip began with this very Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

Treasury of Scripture

And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray you, of whom speaks the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

of whom.

Matthew 2:2-4
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him…

Matthew 13:36
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

Matthew 15:15
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.







Lexicon
“Tell me,”
Δέομαί (Deomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1189: To want for myself; I want, need; I beg, request, beseech, pray. Middle voice of deo; to beg, i.e. Petition.

said
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

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

eunuch,
εὐνοῦχος (eunouchos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2135: From eune and echo; a castrated person; by extension an impotent or unmarried man; by implication, a chamberlain.

“who
τίνος (tinos)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

{is} the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

talking
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

about,
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

himself
ἑαυτοῦ (heautou)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

someone
τινός (tinos)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

else?”
ἑτέρου (heterou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.
(34) Of himself, or of some other man?--Later interpreters, some of them ascribing the whole of the second half of Isaiah's prophecies (Acts 40-66) to a great unknown writer living towards the close of the Babylonian Exile, have given very different answers to the question which the eunuch asked. They have seen in the righteous sufferer of Isaiah 53 either the delineation of the character of Jeremiah as the greatest sufferer of all the prophets, or of the righteous few who were sharers in his sufferings. This is not the place to discuss either the authenticity of this part of the writings that bear Isaiah's name, or the primary historical application of this passage. It is enough to remember that here, as with well nigh every other Messianic prophecy cited in the New Testament, there may well have been "springing and germinant accomplishments," end that a primary reference to persons or facts in nearly contemporary history does not exclude a more complete fulfilment in Him who gathered up in Himself all that belonged to the ideal sufferer, as well as to the ideal King, of whom the prophets had spoken, with special reference, we may believe, to the atoning power of His sufferings (Isaiah 53:4-6), and to His silent patience under them (Isaiah 53:7. Comp. 1Peter 2:22-25.)

Verse 34. - Other for other man, A.V. The eunuch's intelligent question gave Philip exactly the opening he required for preaching to him Jesus, the Messiah of whom all the prophets spake by the Holy Ghost (1 Peter 1:10, 11). 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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