New International Version
Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.
King James Bible
And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
Darby Bible Translation
And Philip, running up, heard him reading the prophet Esaias, and said, Dost thou then know what thou art reading of?
World English Bible
Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
Young's Literal Translation
and Philip having run near, heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, 'Dost thou then know what thou dost read?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Heard him read the Prophet Esaias - The eunuch, it seems, was reading aloud, and apparently in Greek, for that was the common language in Egypt; and, indeed, almost in every place it was understood. And it appears that it was the Greek version of the Septuagint that he was reading, as the quotation below is from that version.
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'Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.'--ACTS viii. 21. The era of the birth of Christianity was one of fermenting opinion and decaying faith. Then, as now, men's minds were seething and unsettled, and that unrest which is the precursor of great changes in intellectual and spiritual habitudes affected the civilised world. Such a period is ever one of predisposition to superstition. The one true bond which unites God and man being obscured, …
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Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there.
The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
"How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
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