New Living Translation
The man replied, "How can I, unless someone instructs me?" And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.
King James Bible
And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, How should I then be able unless some one guide me? And he begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
World English Bible
He said, "How can I, unless someone explains it to me?" He begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
Young's Literal Translation
and he said, 'Why, how am I able, if some one may not guide me?' he called Philip also, having come up, to sit with him.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:31 He desired Philip to come up and sit with him - Such was his modesty, and thirst after instruction.
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 ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
The passage of Scripture he had been reading was this: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter. And as a lamb is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
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