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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NET Bible
So there was great joy in that city.

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
And there was much rejoicing in that city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was great joy in that city.

King James 2000 Bible
And there was great joy in that city.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And there was great joy in that city.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And 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.
Study Bible
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 amazed 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…







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

there was
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

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

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.
(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). 8:5-13 As far as the gospel prevails, evil spirits are dislodged, particularly unclean spirits. All inclinations to the lusts of the flesh which war against the soul are such. Distempers are here named, the most difficult to be cured by the course of nature, and most expressive of the disease of sin. Pride, ambition, and desire after grandeur have always caused abundance of mischief, both to the world and to the church. The people said of Simon, This man is the great power of God. See how ignorant and thoughtless people mistake. But how strong is the power of Divine grace, by which they were brought to Christ, who is Truth itself! The people not only gave heed to what Philip said, but were fully convinced that it was of God, and not of men, and gave up themselves to be directed thereby. Even bad men, and those whose hearts still go after covetousness, may come before God as his people come, and for a time continue with them. And many wonder at the proofs of Divine truths, who never experience their power. The gospel preached may have a common operation upon a soul, where it never produced inward holiness. All are not savingly converted who profess to believe the gospel.
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