New Living Translation
Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:30 And Philip running to him, said, Understandest thou what thou readest? - He did not begin about the weather, news, or the like. In speaking for God, we may frequently come to the point at once, without circumlocution.
LibraryPeriod iii. The Critical Period: A. D. 140 to A. D. 200
The interval between the close of the post-apostolic age and the end of the second century, or from about 140 to 200, may be called the Critical Period of Ancient Christianity. In this period there grew up conceptions of Christianity which were felt by the Church, as a whole, to be fundamentally opposed to its essential spirit and to constitute a serious menace to the Christian faith as it had been commonly received. These conceptions, which grew up both alongside of, and within the Church, have …
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History
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Philip, for example, went to the city of Samaria and told the people there about the Messiah.
The Holy Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and walk along beside the carriage."
The man replied, "How can I, unless someone instructs me?" And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.
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