Acts 8:40
New International Version
Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the town of Azotus. He preached the Good News there and in every town along the way until he came to Caesarea.

English Standard Version
But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Berean Study Bible
But Philip appeared at Azotus and traveled through that region, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Berean Literal Bible
But Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through, he was proclaiming the gospel to all the towns until his coming to Caesarea.

King James Bible
But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

New King James Version
But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.

New American Standard Bible
But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he kept preaching the gospel to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.

NASB 1995
But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he kept preaching the gospel to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.

NASB 1977
But Philip found himself at Azotus; and as he passed through he kept preaching the gospel to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.

Amplified Bible
But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the good news [of salvation] to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea [Maritima].

Christian Standard Bible
Philip appeared in Azotus, and he was traveling and preaching the gospel in all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Philip appeared in Azotus, and he was traveling and evangelizing all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

American Standard Version
But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached the gospel to all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Philippus was found in Azotus and from there he was traveling and preaching in all the cities until he came to Qesarea.

Contemporary English Version
Philip later appeared in Azotus. He went from town to town, all the way to Caesarea, telling people about Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Philip was found in Azotus; and passing through, he preached the gospel to all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

English Revised Version
But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached the gospel to all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

Good News Translation
Philip found himself in Azotus; he went on to Caesarea, and on the way he preached the Good News in every town.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Philip found himself in the city of Azotus. He traveled through all the cities and spread the Good News until he came to the city of Caesarea.

International Standard Version
But Philip found himself at Azotus. As he was passing through that region, he kept proclaiming the good news in all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Literal Standard Version
and Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through, he was proclaiming good news to all the cities, until his coming to Caesarea.

NET Bible
Philip, however, found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through the area, he proclaimed the good news to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

New Heart English Bible
But Philip was found at Azotus. Passing through, he preached the Good News to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.

Weymouth New Testament
but Philip found himself at Ashdod. Then visiting town after town he everywhere made known the Good News until he reached Caesarea.

World English Bible
But Philip was found at Azotus. Passing through, he preached the Good News to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.

Young's Literal Translation
and Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through, he was proclaiming good news to all the cities, till his coming to Caesarea.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Philip and the Ethiopian
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. 40But Philip appeared at Azotus and traveled through that region, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Cross References
Joshua 11:22
No Anakim were left in the land of the Israelites; only in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod did any survive.

1 Samuel 5:1
After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod,

Acts 8:25
And after Peter and John had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many of the Samaritan villages.

Acts 9:30
When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

Acts 10:1
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was called the Italian Regiment.

Acts 10:24
The following day he arrived in Caesarea, where Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.

Acts 11:11
Just then three men sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying.


Treasury of Scripture

But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

at.

Joshua 15:46,47
From Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages: …

1 Samuel 5:1
And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.

Zechariah 9:6
And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

Ashdod.

Luke 10:1,2
After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come…

Romans 15:19
Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Caesarea.

Acts 10:1
There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

Acts 21:8
And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.

Acts 23:23,33
And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night; …









(40) Philip was found at Azotus.--The city so named, the Ashdod of the Old Testament, was, like Gaza, one of the cities of the Philistines, about three miles from the sea, and half-way between Gaza and Joppa. Like Gaza its history was chiefly marked by successive sieges: by Tartan, the Assyrian General B.C. 716 (Isaiah 20:1); by Psammetichus, B.C. 630, (Herod. ii. 157); the Maccabees (1 Maccabees 5:68; 1 Maccabees 10:34). It was restored by the Roman general Gabinius in B.C. 55. In remoter times it had been one of the headquarters of the worship of Dagon (1Samuel 5:5), The old name lingers in the modern Esdud, but the city has sunk into a decayed village. The narrative suggests the thought that here also Philip continued his work as an evangelist. Philistia was, as of old, to be joined with Ethiopia in furnishing the city of God with converts who should be written among the people (Psalm 87:4).

He preached in all the cities.--The route which Philip would naturally take on this journey led through Lydda and Joppa, and we may probably trace the effect of his labours in the appearance in Acts 9:32; Acts 9:36, of organised and apparently flourishing Christian societies in both these towns. . . .

Verse 40. - He preached the gospel to all the cities for he preached in all the cities, A.V. The sudden rapture of Philip by the Spirit, and his transportation to Azotus, or Ashdod, reminds us forcibly of 1 Kings 18:12, and of the successive journeys of Elijah just prior to his translation. In Philip's case we may suppose a kind of trance, which was not ended till he found himself at Azotus. Passing through. For διέρχομαι (there rendered "went about"), see ver. 4, note. To Caesarea; where we find him domiciled (Acts 21:8). Such coincidences, appearing in the narrative without any explanation, are strong marks of truth. "He journeyed northward from Ashdod, perhaps through Ekron, Ramah, Joppa, and the plain of Sharon" (Meyer).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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

appeared
εὑρέθη (heurethē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

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

Azotus
Ἄζωτον (Azōton)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 108: Of Hebrew origin; Azotus, a place in Palestine.

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

traveled through [that region],
διερχόμενος (dierchomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1330: To pass through, spread (as a report). From dia and erchomai; to traverse.

preaching the gospel
εὐηγγελίζετο (euēngelizeto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2097: From eu and aggelos; to announce good news especially the gospel.

in all
πάσας (pasas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

towns
πόλεις (poleis)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

until
ἕως (heōs)
Preposition
Strong's 2193: A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

he
αὐτὸν (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.

came
ἐλθεῖν (elthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

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

Caesarea.
Καισάρειαν (Kaisareian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2542: From Kaisar; Caesaria, the name of two places in Palestine.


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