New Living Translation
Philip, for example, went to the city of Samaria and told the people there about the Messiah.
King James Bible
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
And Philip, going down to a city of Samaria, preached the Christ to them;
World English Bible
Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed to them the Christ.
Young's Literal Translation
And Philip having gone down to a city of Samaria, was preaching to them the Christ,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:5 Stephen - Being taken away, Philip, his next colleague, (not the apostle,) rises in his place.
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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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere--in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Everyone liked this idea, and they chose the following: Stephen (a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit), Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch (an earlier convert to the Jewish faith).
Saul was one of the witnesses, and he agreed completely with the killing of Stephen. A great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles were scattered through the regions of Judea and Samaria.
Crowds listened intently to Philip because they were eager to hear his message and see the miraculous signs he did.
As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, "Go south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza."
Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
The next day we went on to Caesarea and stayed at the home of Philip the Evangelist, one of the seven men who had been chosen to distribute food.
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