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Acts 8

Introduction

1By occasion of the persecution in Jerusalem, the church being planted in Samaria, by Philip the deacon, who preached, did miracles, and baptized many;
9among the rest Simon the sorcerer, a great seducer of the people;
14Peter and John come to confirm and enlarge the church; where, by prayer and imposition of hands giving the Holy Ghost;
18when Simon would have bought the like power of them, Peter sharply reproving his hypocrisy and covetousness, and exhorting him to repentance, together with John preaching the word of the Lord, return to Jerusalem;
26but the angel sends Philip to teach and baptize the Ethiopian Eunuch.

Verse 1

And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
And Saul
This clause evidently belongs to the conclusion of the previous chapter; there is scarcely a worse division of chapters than this.
7:58; 22:20
there
5:33,40; 7:54; Matthew 10:25-28; 22:6; 23:34; Luke 11:49,50; John 15:20; 16:2
the church
2:47; 7:38; 11:22; 13:1
and they
4; 11:19-21; Matthew 5:13; Philippians 1:12
Samaria
14; 1:8; John 4:39-42
except
5:18,20,33,40; Exodus 10:28,29; Nehemiah 6:3; Daniel 3:16-18; 6:10,23; Hebrews 11:27
Reciprocal: Nehemiah 6:11 - Should such;  Hosea 2:23 - I will sow;  Zechariah 10:9 - sow;  Matthew 5:10 - are;  Matthew 10:5 - of the Samaritans;  Matthew 10:23 - when;  Matthew 16:18 - my;  Matthew 23:13 - for ye shut;  Mark 13:9 - take;  Luke 13:34 - killest;  John 16:32 - that;  Acts 6:5 - Stephen;  Acts 8:5 - Philip;  Acts 9:31 - the churches;  Acts 13:50 - and raised;  Acts 22:4 - I persecuted;  Acts 26:10 - I also;  Galatians 1:13 - how;  1 Thessalonians 2:14 - even;  Hebrews 10:32 - ye endured;  James 1:1 - scattered

Verse 2

And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
devout
2:5; 10:2; Luke 2:25
made
Genesis 23:2; 50:10,11; Numbers 20:29; Deuteronomy 34:8; 1 Samuel 28:3; 2 Samuel 3:31; 2 Chronicles 32:33; 2 Chronicles 35:25; Isaiah 57:1,2; Jeremiah 22:10,18; John 11:31-35
Reciprocal: Genesis 50:9 - chariots;  Leviticus 10:4 - carry;  1 Samuel 25:1 - lamented;  1 Kings 13:30 - mourned over;  2 Kings 2:12 - rent them;  2 Kings 13:20 - buried him;  Matthew 14:12 - took;  Mark 6:29 - they came;  Acts 6:5 - Stephen;  Acts 9:39 - and all;  Acts 17:17 - devout;  Acts 22:12 - a devout;  1 Thessalonians 4:13 - ye sorrow

Verse 3

As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
7:58; 9:1-13,21; 22:3,4; 26:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:9; Galatians 1:13; Philippians 3:6; 1 Timothy 1:13
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:27 - a wolf;  Luke 11:49 - and some;  Luke 21:12 - before;  Acts 4:3 - laid;  Acts 5:14 - multitudes;  Acts 5:18 - GeneralActs 9:13 - how;  Acts 12:4 - he put;  Acts 16:23 - they cast;  Acts 22:19 - know;  Acts 26:10 - I also;  1 Corinthians 9:15 - I have;  1 Thessalonians 2:14 - even;  Hebrews 11:36 - bonds

Verse 4

Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
11:19; 14:2-7; Matthew 10:23; 1 Thessalonians 2:2
Reciprocal: Zechariah 10:9 - sow;  Matthew 9:38 - that;  Mark 16:20 - the Lord;  Luke 10:2 - the Lord;  Luke 14:21 - Go;  John 4:38 - sent;  Acts 8:1 - and they;  Acts 14:7 - GeneralPhilippians 1:12 - rather;  1 Peter 1:1 - scattered;  3 John 1:7 - that

Verse 5

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
Philip
1,14,15,40; 6:5; 21:8
the city
Rather, "to a city of Samaria," [ ()] for the city of Samaria had been utterly destroyed by Hyrcanus, and the city built by Herod on its site was called [Sebaste] that is, Augusta, in honour of Augustus. Samaria comprised the tract of country formerly occupied by the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, west of Jordan, lying between Judea and Galilee: beginning, says Josephus, at Ginea in the great plain, and ending at the toparchy of Acrabateni.
1:8; Matthew 10:5,6
preached
35-37; 5:42; 9:20; 17:2,3; John 4:25,26; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 2:2; 3:11
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 16:24 - the name of the city;  Jeremiah 31:6 - upon;  Luke 17:16 - and he;  John 4:30 - GeneralActs 11:20 - preaching;  Philippians 1:15 - preach;  Colossians 1:28 - Whom

Verse 6

And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
with one
13:44; 2 Chronicles 30:12; Matthew 20:15,16; John 4:41,42
Reciprocal: Acts 2:41 - gladly;  Acts 6:8 - did

Verse 7

For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
unclean
5:16; Matthew 10:1; Mark 9:26; 16:17,18; Luke 10:17; John 14:12; Hebrews 2:4
palsies
9:33,34; Mark 2:3-11
lame
3:6,7; 14:8-10; Isaiah 35:6; Matthew 11:5; 15:30,31
Reciprocal: Joshua 9:9 - because;  Matthew 8:6 - palsy;  Luke 7:22 - the lame;  Acts 8:13 - miracles and signs

Verse 8

And there was great joy in that city.
13:48,52; Psalms 96:10-12; 98:2-6; Isaiah 35:1,2; 42:10-12; Luke 2:10,11; Romans 15:9-12
Reciprocal: Isaiah 9:3 - they joy;  Acts 8:39 - and he;  Philippians 2:29 - with

Verse 9

But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
used
13:6; 16:16-18; 19:18-20; Exodus 7:11,22; 8:18,19; 9:11; Leviticus 20:6; Deuteronomy 18:10-12; 2 Timothy 3:8,9; Revelation 13:13,14; 22:15
giving
5:36; John 7:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; 2 Timothy 3:2,5; 2 Peter 2:18
Reciprocal: Exodus 7:12 - but Aaron's;  Exodus 22:18 - GeneralNumbers 22:6 - I wot;  1 Chronicles 10:13 - a familiar;  Proverbs 22:12 - he;  Matthew 24:5 - in;  Luke 21:8 - for;  Acts 8:19 - GeneralActs 19:19 - used;  2 Corinthians 4:5 - we;  Galatians 3:1 - who;  Galatians 5:20 - witchcraft;  2 Thessalonians 2:9 - is;  1 Timothy 6:4 - He

Verse 10

To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
they
2 Corinthians 11:19; Ephesians 4:14; 2 Peter 2:2; Revelation 13:3
from
Jeremiah 6:13; 8:10; 31:34; Jonah 3:5
the great power
1 Corinthians 1:24
Reciprocal: Numbers 22:6 - I wot;  Judges 18:5 - Ask counsel;  Jeremiah 42:1 - from;  Matthew 24:5 - in;  Luke 21:8 - for;  Acts 14:11 - The gods;  2 Corinthians 4:5 - we;  Hebrews 8:11 - from

Verse 11

And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
he had
Isaiah 8:19; 44:25; 47:9-13; Galatians 3:1
Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:31 - GeneralJeremiah 27:9 - hearken;  Revelation 13:3 - all;  Revelation 18:23 - for;  Revelation 22:15 - sorcerers

Verse 12

But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
they believed
35-38; 2:38,41; 16:14,15,31-34; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15; Romans 10:10; 1 Peter 3:21
concerning
1:3; 11:20; 20:21,25; 28:31; Luke 9:2,60
both
5:14; 1 Corinthians 11:11; Galatians 3:28
Reciprocal: John 4:41 - many;  Acts 8:37 - If;  Acts 10:47 - GeneralActs 18:8 - hearing;  Acts 19:5 - they;  Hebrews 6:2 - the doctrine

Verse 13

Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Simon
This Simon was probably, as several learned men suppose, the same who is mentioned by Josephus, as persuading Drusilla to leave her husband, and live with Felix.
believed
21; Psalms 78:35-37; 106:12,13; Luke 8:13; John 2:23-25; 8:30,31; James 2:19-26
and wondered
3:10; 13:44; Habakkuk 1:5; John 5:20; 7:21
miracles and signs
Gr. signs and great miracles.
7; Mark 16:17
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:31 - believed;  2 Samuel 22:45 - submit themselves;  Matthew 12:43 - the unclean;  Matthew 13:20 - anon;  Mark 4:16 - which;  John 7:31 - believed;  Acts 8:37 - If;  1 Corinthians 15:2 - unless;  Hebrews 6:2 - the doctrine;  James 2:14 - though;  Revelation 13:3 - all

Verse 14

Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
when
1; 11:1,19-22; 15:4; 1 Thessalonians 3:2
received
2:41; 17:11; Matthew 13:23; John 12:48; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:10
Peter
3:1-3; Galatians 2:9
Reciprocal: John 4:38 - sent;  Acts 1:13 - Peter;  Acts 3:16 - perfect;  Acts 8:5 - Philip;  Acts 9:32 - as;  Acts 11:22 - tidings;  Acts 15:3 - passed;  Acts 15:22 - to send;  Hebrews 6:2 - laying

Verse 15

Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
prayed
2:38; Matthew 18:19; John 14:13,14; 16:23,24; Philippians 1:19
Reciprocal: Numbers 27:18 - lay;  John 20:22 - Receive;  Acts 8:5 - Philip;  Acts 10:44 - the Holy Ghost;  Acts 11:1 - the apostles;  Acts 13:3 - GeneralActs 19:2 - Have ye;  Romans 1:11 - that;  1 Corinthians 14:13 - pray;  Galatians 3:2 - Received

Verse 16

(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
he was
10:44-46; 11:15-17; 19:2
only
2:38; 10:47,48; 19:5,6; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 1:13-15
Reciprocal: Hebrews 6:2 - the doctrine

Verse 17

Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
laid
18; 6:6; 9:17; 13:3; 19:6; Numbers 8:10; 27:18; 1 Timothy 4:14; 5:22; 2 Timothy 1:6; Hebrews 6:2
they received
Romans 1:11; Galatians 3:2-5
Reciprocal: Genesis 48:14 - and laid;  Deuteronomy 34:9 - Moses;  2 Kings 2:9 - Ask what;  Acts 8:19 - GeneralGalatians 2:8 - he

Verse 18

And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
he offered
2 Kings 5:15,16; 8:9; Ezekiel 13:19; Matthew 10:8; 1 Timothy 6:5
Reciprocal: Judges 18:4 - hired me;  1 Kings 13:7 - I will give;  2 Kings 5:5 - and took;  2 Kings 5:20 - Gehazi;  Isaiah 33:15 - shaketh;  Daniel 5:16 - thou shalt;  Micah 3:11 - and the prophets;  Matthew 12:44 - he findeth;  Matthew 13:22 - the care;  Matthew 13:47 - and gathered;  Mark 4:16 - which;  Luke 12:13 - Master;  Luke 14:7 - they;  John 6:26 - Ye seek;  Acts 8:17 - laid;  Acts 19:13 - took;  1 Timothy 3:3 - not covetous;  1 Timothy 5:24 - General2 Timothy 1:6 - by the

Verse 19

Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
9-11,17; Matthew 18:1-3; Luke 14:7-11; John 5:44; 1 Corinthians 15:8,9; 3 John 1:9
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 5:20 - Gehazi;  Proverbs 1:19 - every;  Luke 6:45 - and an;  Luke 12:13 - Master;  Luke 14:33 - GeneralLuke 23:8 - and he;  Acts 1:8 - ye shall;  Acts 19:13 - took

Verse 20

But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Thy
1:18; Deuteronomy 7:26; Joshua 7:24,25; 2 Kings 5:26,27; Daniel 5:17; Habakkuk 2:9,10; Zechariah 5:4; Matthew 27:3-5; 1 Timothy 6:9; James 5:3; 2 Peter 2:14-17; Revelation 18:15
thou
22; Deuteronomy 15:9; 2 Kings 5:15,16; Proverbs 15:26; Matthew 15:19
the gift
2:38; 10:45; 11:17; Matthew 10:8
Reciprocal: Numbers 16:26 - I pray you;  Numbers 22:18 - I cannot;  Numbers 24:11 - the Lord;  2 Kings 2:24 - cursed them;  Proverbs 1:19 - every;  Isaiah 59:7 - their thoughts;  Matthew 9:4 - Wherefore;  Matthew 22:12 - how;  Luke 13:15 - Thou hypocrite;  Luke 22:5 - and covenanted;  Acts 13:10 - O full;  2 Corinthians 6:15 - or;  Hebrews 6:4 - and have;  1 Peter 1:7 - that

Verse 21

Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
hast
Joshua 22:25; Ezekiel 14:3; Revelation 20:6; 22:19
for
2 Chronicles 25:2; Psalms 36:1; 78:36,37; Habakkuk 2:4; Matthew 6:22-24; John 21:17; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:23
Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:8 - General2 Samuel 22:45 - submit themselves;  Ezra 4:3 - Ye have nothing;  Nehemiah 2:20 - ye have no;  Isaiah 32:6 - and his heart;  Isaiah 55:7 - his thoughts;  Matthew 6:21 - there;  Matthew 13:21 - root;  Matthew 15:8 - but;  Luke 2:35 - that;  Luke 6:42 - hypocrite;  Luke 11:39 - but;  Acts 5:4 - why;  Acts 8:13 - believed;  Acts 8:37 - If;  1 Timothy 6:4 - He;  2 Timothy 3:8 - men;  Hebrews 10:22 - a true;  James 2:14 - though

Verse 22

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Repent
2:38; 3:19; 17:30; Romans 2:4; 2 Timothy 2:25,26; Revelation 2:21
pray
9:11; Deuteronomy 4:29,30; 1 Kings 8:47,48; 2 Chronicles 33:12,13; Isaiah 55:6,7; Amos 5:6; Matthew 7:7,8; Luke 11:9-13; Revelation 3:17,18
if
Daniel 4:27; Joel 2:13,14; Amos 5:15; Jonah 1:6; 3:9; 2 Timothy 2:25
the thought
20; Hebrews 4:12
Reciprocal: Job 1:5 - in their hearts;  Job 15:12 - thine heart;  Psalm 10:4 - thoughts;  Psalm 49:11 - Their inward;  Proverbs 24:9 - thought;  Isaiah 32:6 - and his heart;  Jeremiah 4:14 - How long;  Jeremiah 6:19 - even;  Ezekiel 38:10 - that at;  Matthew 15:19 - evil;  Matthew 24:48 - say;  Matthew 25:9 - but;  Mark 2:8 - Why;  Mark 7:21 - out;  Acts 5:4 - why;  2 Timothy 3:8 - men

Verse 23

For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
the gall
Deuteronomy 29:18-20; 32:32,33; Job 20:14; Jeremiah 4:18; 9:15; Lamentations 3:5,19; Hebrews 12:15
the bond
Psalms 116:16; Proverbs 5:22; Isaiah 28:22; John 8:34; Romans 6:17-22; Titus 3:3; 2 Peter 2:4,19
Reciprocal: Hosea 10:4 - thus

Verse 24

Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
Pray
Genesis 20:7,17; Exodus 8:8; 10:17; 12:32; Numbers 21:7; 1 Samuel 12:19,23; 1 Kings 13:6; Ezra 6:10; 8:23; Job 42:8; James 5:16
Reciprocal: Exodus 8:28 - entreat;  Exodus 9:28 - Entreat;  Numbers 11:2 - cried;  Numbers 12:11 - I beseech thee;  Jeremiah 37:3 - Pray;  Jeremiah 42:2 - and pray;  Matthew 25:8 - Give

Verse 25

And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.
when they had
1:8; 18:5; 20:21; 26:22,23; 28:23,28,31; John 15:27; 1 Peter 5:12
villages
Luke 9:52-56
Reciprocal: Mark 2:2 - and he;  John 4:41 - many;  Acts 9:32 - as;  1 Peter 1:12 - that have

Verse 26

And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
The angel
5:19; 10:7,22; 12:8-11,23; 27:23; 2 Kings 1:3; Hebrews 1:14
Arise
1 Chronicles 22:16; Isaiah 60:1-22
Gaza
Joshua 13:3; 15:47; Zechariah 9:5
desert
It is probable, that we should refer [eremos (eµrhmov)] desert, not to Gaza, but to [hodos (o(do/v)] the way; though Gaza was situated at the entrance of the desert, and the ancient city was in ruins, being destroyed by Alexander.
Matthew 3:1-3; Luke 3:2-4
Reciprocal: Joshua 10:41 - Gaza;  1 Chronicles 21:18 - the angel;  Isaiah 56:3 - neither;  Amos 1:6 - Gaza;  Zephaniah 2:7 - the coast;  Luke 22:10 - GeneralJohn 2:7 - Fill;  Acts 6:5 - Philip;  Acts 9:11 - Arise;  Acts 10:20 - and get;  Acts 16:9 - Come;  Acts 21:8 - Philip

Verse 27

And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
he arose
Matthew 21:2-6; Mark 14:13-16; John 2:5-8; Hebrews 11:8
a man
Psalms 68:31; 87:4; Isaiah 43:6; 45:14; 60:3,6; 66:19; Jeremiah 13:23; 38:7; 39:16; Zephaniah 3:10
queen
1 Kings 10:1; Matthew 12:42
and had
1 Kings 8:41-43; 2 Chronicles 6:32,33; Psalms 68:29; Isaiah 56:3-8; John 12:20
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:13 - go over the sea;  1 Kings 8:42 - when he shall;  2 Kings 8:5 - the woman;  Esther 4:4 - chamberlains;  Job 36:3 - fetch;  Isaiah 18:7 - shall the;  Isaiah 22:15 - treasurer;  Acts 2:5 - were;  Acts 8:30 - ran thither;  Acts 16:14 - worshipped

Verse 28

And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
and sitting
17:11,12; Deuteronomy 6:6,7; 11:18-20; 17:18,19; Joshua 1:8; Psalms 1:2,3; Psalms 119:99,111; Proverbs 2:1-6; 8:33,34; John 5:39,40; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
Esaias
28:25; Isaiah 1:1
Isaiah
Luke 3:4; 4:17
Reciprocal: Isaiah 18:7 - shall the;  Matthew 12:42 - queen;  John 12:38 - Esaias

Verse 29

Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
10:19; 11:12; 13:2-4; 16:6,7; 20:22,23; Isaiah 65:24; Hosea 6:3; 1 Corinthians 12:11; 1 Timothy 4:1
Reciprocal: Luke 2:27 - by

Verse 30

And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
ran thither
27; Psalms 119:32; Ecclesiastes 9:10; John 4:34
Understandest
Matthew 13:19,23,51; 15:10; 24:15; Mark 13:14; Luke 24:44-45; John 5:39; 1 Corinthians 14:19; Ephesians 5:17; Revelation 13:18
Reciprocal: Nehemiah 8:8 - and gave the sense;  Job 33:23 - an interpreter;  Proverbs 1:6 - a proverb;  Ezekiel 17:12 - Know;  Daniel 9:25 - and understand;  Mark 7:14 - and understand

Verse 31

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.
How
Psalms 25:8,9; 73:16,17,22; Proverbs 30:2,3; Isaiah 29:18,19; 35:8; Matthew 18:3,4; Mark 10:15; Romans 10:14; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 8:2; 14:36,37; James 1:10,21; 1 Peter 2:1,2
And he
2 Kings 5:9,26; 10:15,16
Reciprocal: Genesis 39:2 - the Lord;  Judges 14:14 - they could;  1 Kings 20:33 - and he caused;  2 Kings 5:21 - he lighted;  Proverbs 1:6 - a proverb;  Matthew 13:51 - Have;  Mark 13:14 - let him;  Acts 18:26 - expounded

Verse 32

The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
He was
Isaiah 53:7,8
as a
Psalms 44:11,12; Jeremiah 11:19; 12:3; 51:40; Romans 8:36
and like
John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:19; 2:21-24
opened
Psalms 39:2,9; Matthew 26:62,63; Luke 23:34; John 18:9-11
Reciprocal: Genesis 22:9 - bound;  Numbers 7:39 - GeneralMatthew 27:12 - GeneralMark 14:61 - he held;  Luke 23:9 - but;  John 5:39 - Search;  John 19:9 - But;  Romans 16:26 - and by;  1 Corinthians 5:7 - Christ;  2 Corinthians 10:1 - by;  James 5:6 - and he;  1 Peter 2:23 - when he was;  Revelation 5:6 - a Lamb

Verse 33

In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
his humiliation
Philippians 2:8,9
judgment
Job 27:2; 34:5; Isaiah 5:23; 10:2; Habakkuk 1:4; Matthew 27:12-26; John 19:12-16
and who
Psalms 22:30; Isaiah 53:8,12
for
Psalms 22:15; Isaiah 53:10,12; Daniel 9:26; Zechariah 13:7
Reciprocal: Isaiah 53:7 - he is;  John 7:27 - no man;  John 19:9 - But

Verse 34

And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
of whom
Matthew 2:2-4; 13:36; 15:15
Reciprocal: Daniel 9:2 - understood

Verse 35

Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
opened
10:34; Matthew 5:2; 2 Corinthians 6:11
began
18:28; 26:22,23; 28:23; Luke 24:27,44-47
preached
3:20; 9:20; 11:20; 17:3,18; 19:13; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 2:2; Ephesians 4:21; 1 Peter 1:11,12
Reciprocal: Acts 5:42 - preach;  Acts 8:5 - preached;  Acts 8:12 - they believed;  Acts 18:8 - hearing;  Philippians 1:15 - preach;  Colossians 1:28 - Whom

Verse 36

And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
See
10:47; Ezekiel 36:25; John 3:5,23; Titus 3:5,6; 1 John 5:6
Reciprocal: Matthew 28:19 - baptizing;  Mark 16:16 - is;  Acts 2:38 - be;  Galatians 3:27 - as many;  Hebrews 6:2 - the doctrine

Verse 37

And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
If
12,13,21; 2:38,39; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Romans 10:10
he answered
1 Peter 3:21
I believe
9:20; Matthew 16:16; John 6:68,69; 9:35-38; 11:27; 20:31; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 1 John 4:15; 5:1,5,10-13
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:48 - And so return;  Psalm 2:7 - Thou;  Psalm 86:12 - with all;  Jeremiah 29:13 - with;  Ezekiel 44:5 - the entering;  Matthew 14:33 - Of;  Mark 5:7 - Son;  Mark 8:29 - Thou;  Mark 9:7 - This;  Luke 1:35 - the Son of God;  Luke 9:20 - The;  John 3:15 - whosoever;  Acts 16:31 - Believe;  Romans 1:3 - his Son;  Romans 10:9 - and shalt;  2 Corinthians 1:19 - the Son;  Galatians 2:20 - the Son;  Revelation 2:18 - the Son

Verse 38

And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
and he baptized
John 3:22,23; 4:1
Reciprocal: Acts 16:15 - when

Verse 39

And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
were
Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; *Gr:
the Spirit
1 Kings 18:12; 2 Kings 2:16; Ezekiel 3:12-14; 8:3; 11:24; 2 Corinthians 12:2-4
and he
8; 13:52; 16:34; Psalms 119:14,111; Isaiah 35:1,2; 55:12,13; 61:10; 66:13,14; Matthew 13:44; Romans 5:2; 15:10-13; Philippians 3:3; 4:4; James 1:9,10; 4:16
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 11:1 - the spirit;  Ezekiel 37:1 - carried;  Ezekiel 43:5 - the spirit;  Matthew 4:1 - of the spirit;  Mark 9:8 - GeneralLuke 4:1 - and was;  John 8:59 - but;  1 Thessalonians 4:17 - caught;  Revelation 17:3 - he carried;  Revelation 21:10 - he carried

Verse 40

But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
at
Joshua 15:46,47; 1 Samuel 5:1; Zechariah 9:6
Ashdod
he preached.
Luke 10:1,2; Romans 15:19
Caesarea
10:1; 21:8; 23:23,33; 25:4 Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 17:9 - throughout;  Zephaniah 2:7 - the coast;  Mark 9:8 - GeneralJohn 8:59 - but;  Acts 8:5 - Philip;  Acts 9:30 - Caesarea;  Acts 18:22 - Caesarea;  2 Corinthians 12:2 - in the

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-8.html.