New International Version
The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then the Spirit said unto Philip - This holy man having obeyed the first direction he received from God, and gone southward without knowing the reason why, it was requisite that he should now be informed of the object of his mission: the Spirit said unto him, go near, and join thyself, etc. The angel who had given him the first direction had departed; and the influence of the Holy Spirit now completed the information. It is likely that what the Spirit did in this case was by a strong impression on his mind, which left him no doubt of its being from God.
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Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road--the desert road--that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."
and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet.
Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.
While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Simon, three men are looking for you.
The Spirit told me to have no hesitation about going with them. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man's house.
While they were worshiping 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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