Acts 8:38
New International Version
And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.

New Living Translation
He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

English Standard Version
And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

Berean Study Bible
And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

Berean Literal Bible
And he commanded the chariot to stop. And they both went down to the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

King James Bible
And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

New King James Version
So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.

New American Standard Bible
And he ordered that the chariot stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.

NASB 1995
And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.

NASB 1977
And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch; and he baptized him.

Amplified Bible
And he ordered that the chariot be stopped; and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

Christian Standard Bible
So he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.

American Standard Version
And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he commanded to stop the chariot and the two of them went down to the water and Philippus baptized that Eunuch

Contemporary English Version
He ordered the chariot to stop. Then they both went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch: and he baptized him.

English Revised Version
And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

Good News Translation
The official ordered the carriage to stop, and both Philip and the official went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The official ordered the carriage to stop. He and Philip stepped into the water, and Philip baptized him.

International Standard Version
So he ordered the chariot to stop, and Philip and the eunuch both went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

Literal Standard Version
and he commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down to the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he immersed him;

NET Bible
So he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

New Heart English Bible
He commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

Weymouth New Testament
So he stopped the chariot; and both of them--Philip and the eunuch--went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

World English Bible
He commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

Young's Literal Translation
and he commanded the chariot to stand still, and they both went down to the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Philip and the Ethiopian
38And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. 39When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing.…

Cross References
Matthew 3:6
Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Matthew 3:11
I baptize you with water for repentance, but after me will come One more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Acts 8:37
And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Acts 8:39
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing.


Treasury of Scripture

And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

and he baptized.

John 3:22,23
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized…

John 4:1
When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,









(38) They went down both into the water.--The Greek preposition might mean simply "unto the water," but the universality of immersion in the practice of the early Church supports the English version. The eunuch would lay aside his garments, descend chest-deep into the water, and be plunged under it "in the name of the Lord Jesus;" the only formula recognised in the Acts. (See Note on Acts 2:38.) So it was, in the half-playful language in which many of the Fathers delighted, that "the Ethiopian changed his skin" (Jeremiah 13:23).

Verse 38. - Both went down for went down both, A.V. Nothing can be more graphic than the simple narrative of this interesting and important baptism. Surely Luke must have heard it from Philip's own mouth (see Acts 21:8-10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he gave orders
ἐκέλευσεν (ekeleusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2753: To command, order, direct, bid. From a primary kello; 'hail'; to incite by word, i.e. Order.

to stop
στῆναι (stēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

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

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

Then
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

both
ἀμφότεροι (amphoteroi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 297: Both (of two). Comparative of amphi; both.

Philip
Φίλιππος (Philippos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5376: From philos and hippos; fond of horses; Philippus, the name of four Israelites.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

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

went down
κατέβησαν (katebēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2597: To go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend. From kata and the base of basis; to descend.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

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

water,
ὕδωρ (hydōr)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5204: Water. And genitive case, hudatos, etc. From the base of huetos; water literally or figuratively.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Philip] baptized
ἐβάπτισεν (ebaptisen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 907: Lit: I dip, submerge, but specifically of ceremonial dipping; I baptize.

him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.


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