New American Standard Bible
Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go up and join this chariot."
King James Bible
Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
Darby Bible Translation
And the Spirit said to Philip, Approach and join this chariot.
World English Bible
The Spirit said to Philip, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot."
Young's Literal Translation
And the Spirit said to Philip, 'Go near, and be joined to this chariot;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Spirit - See the notes on Acts 8:26. The Holy Spirit is evidently intended here. The thought in Philip's mind is here traced to his suggestion. All good thoughts and designs have the same origin.
Join thyself - Join him in his chariot. Go and sit with him.
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But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, "Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a desert road.)
and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing.
While Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you.
"The Spirit told me to go with them without misgivings. These six brethren also went with me and we entered the man's house.
While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
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