Acts 8:31
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English Standard Version
And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

King James Bible
And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

American Standard Version
And he said, How can I, except some one shall guide me? And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who said: And how can I, unless some man shew me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

English Revised Version
And he said, How can I, except some one shall guide me? And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up, and sit with him.

Weymouth New Testament
"Why, how can I," replied the eunuch, "unless some one explains it to me?" And he earnestly invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

Acts 8:31 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

How can I((πῶς γὰρ ἂν δυναίμην)?

Lit., for how should I be able? the for connecting the question with an implied negative: "No; for how could I understand except," etc.

Acts 8:31 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

How.

Psalm 25:8,9 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way...

Psalm 73:16,17,22 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me...

Proverbs 30:2,3 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man...

Isaiah 29:18,19 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness...

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it...

Matthew 18:3,4 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven...

Mark 10:15 Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?...

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

1 Corinthians 14:36,37 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it to you only...

James 1:10,21 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away...

1 Peter 2:1,2 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings...

And he.

2 Kings 5:9,26 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha...

2 Kings 10:15,16 And when he was departed there, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him...

Cross References
Acts 8:30
So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"

Acts 8:32
Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth.

Romans 10:14
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?

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