New International Version
Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
King James Bible
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
Darby Bible Translation
And Philip, opening his mouth and beginning from that scripture, announced the glad tidings of Jesus to him.
World English Bible
Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.
Young's Literal Translation
and Philip having opened his mouth, and having begun from this Writing, proclaimed good news to him -- Jesus.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Began at the same scripture - He did not confine himself to this one scripture, but made this his text, and showed, from the general tenor of the sacred writings, that Jesus was the Christ, or Messiah; and that in his person, birth, life, doctrine, miracles, passion, death, and resurrection, the Scriptures of the Old Testament were fulfilled. This preaching had the desired effect, for the eunuch was convinced of the truth of Philip's doctrine, and desired to be baptized in the name of Jesus.
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and he began to teach them. He said:
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.
The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"
As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.
They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus.
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