New International Version
The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"
King James Bible
And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
Darby Bible Translation
And the eunuch answering Philip said, I pray thee, concerning whom does the prophet say this? of himself or of some other?
World English Bible
The eunuch answered Philip, "Who is the prophet talking about? About himself, or about someone else?"
Young's Literal Translation
And the eunuch answering Philip said, 'I pray thee, about whom doth the prophet say this? about himself, or about some other one?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Of whom speaketh the prophet this - This was a very natural inquiry: for in the test itself, and in its circumstances, there was nothing that could determine the meaning, so as to ascertain whether the prophet meant himself or some other person; and the very inquiry shows that the eunuch had thought deeply on the subject.
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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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So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means "queen of the Ethiopians"). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,
In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth."
Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
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