Acts 8:5
New International Version
Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there.

New Living Translation
Philip, for example, went to the city of Samaria and told the people there about the Messiah.

English Standard Version
Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ.

Berean Study Bible
Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them.

Berean Literal Bible
Now Philip, having gone down to a city of Samaria, was proclaiming the Christ to them.

King James Bible
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

New King James Version
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.

New American Standard Bible
Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming the Christ to them.

NASB 1995
Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.

NASB 1977
And Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.

Amplified Bible
Philip [the evangelist] went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) to them.

Christian Standard Bible
Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them.

American Standard Version
And Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed unto them the Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Philippus went down to the city of the Samaritans and he was preaching to them about The Messiah.

Contemporary English Version
Philip went to the city of Samaria and told the people about Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Philip going down to the city of Samaria, preached Christ unto them.

English Revised Version
And Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed unto them the Christ.

Good News Translation
Philip went to the principal city in Samaria and preached the Messiah to the people there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Philip went to the city of Samaria and told people about the Messiah.

International Standard Version
Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began to preach the Messiah to the people.

Literal Standard Version
And Philip having gone down to a city of Samaria, was preaching the Christ to them;

NET Bible
Philip went down to the main city of Samaria and began proclaiming the Christ to them.

New Heart English Bible
And Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed to them the Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
while Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed Christ there.

World English Bible
Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed to them the Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
And Philip having gone down to a city of Samaria, was preaching to them the Christ,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Philip in Samaria
4Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them. 6The crowds gave their undivided attention to Philip’s message and to the signs they saw him perform.…

Cross References
Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Acts 6:5
This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, as well as Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.

Acts 8:1
And Saul was there, giving approval to Stephen's death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.

Acts 8:6
The crowds gave their undivided attention to Philip's message and to the signs they saw him perform.

Acts 8:26
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go south to the desert road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."

Acts 8:30
So Philip ran up and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.

Acts 21:8
Leaving the next day, we went on to Caesarea and stayed at the home of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the Seven.


Treasury of Scripture

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ to them.

Philip.

Acts 8:1,14,15,40
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles…

Acts 6:5
And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

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.

the city.

Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Matthew 10:5,6
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: …

preached.

Acts 8:35-37
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus…

Acts 5:42
And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

Acts 9:20
And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.









(5) Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria.--More accurately, "a city." The sequence of events implies that it was not the Apostle, but his namesake who had been chosen as one of the Seven. As having been conspicuous in the work of "preaching the glad tidings of Christ," he was afterwards known as Philip the Evangelist (Acts 21:8). It was natural enough that the identity of name should lead writers who were imperfectly informed to confuse the two, as Polycrates, Bishop of Ephesus, seems to have done in the passage quoted by Eusebius (Hist. iii. 31). The "city of Samaria" is described in precisely the same terms as in John 4:5, where it is identified with Sychar, the Sichem of the Old Testament. (See Note on John 4:5.) "Samaria," throughout the New Testament (as, e.g., in Acts 9:31; Luke 17:11; John 4:4-5), is used for the province, and not for the city to which it had been attached in earlier times. This had been new-named Sebaste (the Greek equivalent of Augusta) by Herod the Great in honour of the Emperor, and this had more or less superseded the old name (Jos. Ant. xv. 8, ? 5). Assuming the identity with Sychar, the narrative of John 4 suggests at once the reason that probably determined Philip's choice. The seed had already been sown, and the fields were white for harvest (John 4:35). Possibly, as suggested above (Note on Acts 7:16), there may have been some previous connection with the district. Some of that city had already accepted Jesus as the Christ. . . . Verse 5. - And for then, A.V. ; proclaimed unto them the Christ for preached Christ unto them, A.V. Philip; the deacon and evangelist (Acts 6:7; Acts 21:8), not the apostle. As regards Samaria, it is always used in the New Testament of the country, not of the city, which at this time was called Sebaste, from Σεβαστός, i.e. Augustus Caesar (see Acts 25:21, 26, etc.; John 4:5; and Josephus, 'Ant. Jud.,' 15. 7:9). Whether, therefore, we read with the T.R. πόλιν, or with the R.T. τὴν πόλιν, we must understand Samaria to mean the country, and probably the city to be the capital, Sebaste. Alford, however, with many others, thinks that Sychem is meant, as in John 4:5.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

went down
κατελθὼν (katelthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2718: From kata and erchomai; to come down.

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

[a] city
πόλιν (polin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

[in] Samaria
Σαμαρείας (Samareias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4540: Of Hebrew origin; Samaria, a city and region of Palestine.

[and] proclaimed
ἐκήρυσσεν (ekēryssen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2784: To proclaim, herald, preach. Of uncertain affinity; to herald, especially divine truth.

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.

Christ
Χριστόν (Christon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

to them.
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
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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