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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he commanded the chariot to stand still, and they went both down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

King James 2000 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.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And he commanded the chariot to stop. And they went down both to the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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;
Study Bible
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,







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

he gave orders
ἐκέλευσεν (ekeleusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 716: A chariot, vehicle. Probably from airo (as a particle of union) prefixed); a chariot (compare harmos).

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

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

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

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

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.

went down
κατέβησαν (katebēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 5204: Water. And genitive case, hudatos, etc. From the base of huetos; water literally or figuratively.

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

[Philip] baptized
ἐβάπτισεν (ebaptisen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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.
(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). 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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