Acts 8:8
New International Version
So there was great joy in that city.

New Living Translation
So there was great joy in that city.

English Standard Version
So there was much joy in that city.

Berean Study Bible
So there was great joy in that city.

Berean Literal Bible
So there was great joy in that city.

King James Bible
And there was great joy in that city.

New King James Version
And there was great joy in that city.

New American Standard Bible
So there was much rejoicing in that city.

NASB 1995
So there was much rejoicing in that city.

NASB 1977
And there was much rejoicing in that city.

Amplified Bible
So there was great rejoicing in that city.

Christian Standard Bible
So there was great joy in that city.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So there was great joy in that city.

American Standard Version
And there was much joy in that city.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there was great joy in that city.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone in that city was very glad because of what was happening.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many, taken with the palsy, and that were lame, were healed.

English Revised Version
And there was much joy in that city.

Good News Translation
So there was great joy in that city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As a result, that city was extremely happy.

International Standard Version
As a result, there was great rejoicing in that city.

Literal Standard Version
and there was great joy in that city.

NET Bible
So there was great joy in that city.

New Heart English Bible
There was great joy in that city.

Weymouth New Testament
And there was great joy in that city.

World English Bible
There was great joy in that city.

Young's Literal Translation
and there was great joy in that city.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Philip in Samaria
7With loud shrieks, unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed, and many of the paralyzed and lame were healed. 8So there was great joy in that city. 9Prior to that time, a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and astounded the people of Samaria. He claimed to be someone great,…

Cross References
John 4:40
So when the Samaritans came to Him, they asked Him to stay with them, and He stayed two days.

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 there was great joy in that city.

Acts 13:48,52
And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed…

Psalm 96:10-12
Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously…

Psalm 98:2-6
The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen…









(8) There was great joy in that city.--This and the whole narrative may well have been learnt by St. Luke from the lips of Philip himself, when St. Paul and his companions visited the Evangelist at Caesarea on his way to Jerusalem (Acts 21:8), or during the Apostle's two years' imprisonment in that city (Acts 24:27), or, we may add, from St. Paul's report of what he had heard when he travelled through Samaria (Acts 15:3).

Verse 8. - Much for great, A.V. and T.R. Much joy. The joy was caused partly by the healing of their sick, and partly by the glad tidings of the gospel of peace (comp. Matthew 13:20; 1 Peter 1:8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

there was
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

great
πολλὴ (pollē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

joy
χαρὰ (chara)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5479: Joy, gladness, a source of joy. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. Calm delight.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

that
ἐκείνῃ (ekeinē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

city.
πόλει (polei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.


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