Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

Acts 8

26 Now m an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Rise and go toward the south 1 to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is a desert place. 27 And he rose and went. And there was an n Ethiopian, a o eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, p who was in charge of all her treasure. q He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot." 30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?" 31 And he said, r "How can I, unless someone s guides me?" And t he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

32 Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:
u "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he opens not his mouth.
33 In his v humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth."

34 And the eunuch said to Philip, "About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?" 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and w beginning with this Scripture x he told him the good news about Jesus. 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "See, here is water! y What prevents me from being baptized?" 2 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, z the Spirit of the Lord a carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 5:19
    But during the night an angel of the Lord opene...
    Acts 10:3
    About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly ...
    Acts 11:13
    And he told us how he had seen the angel stand ...
    Acts 12:7
    And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to ...
    Acts 12:23
    Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him dow...
    Acts 27:23
    For this very night there stood before me an an...
    Judges 6:12
    And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and s...
    Judges 13:3
    And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman...
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 68:31
    Nobles shall come from Egypt; Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God.
    Psalms 87:4
    Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon; behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush - "This one was born there," they say.
    Zephaniah 3:10
    From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, the daughter of my dispersed ones, shall bring my offering.
  3. Cross References
    Jeremiah 38:7
    When Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern - the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate -
  4. Cross References
    Ezra 7:21
    And I, Artaxerxes the king, make a decree to all the treasurers in the province Beyond the River: Whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the Law of the God of heaven, requires of you, let it be done with all diligence.
  5. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:41 - 42
    Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a far country for your name's sake
    John 12:20
    Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks.
  6. Cross References
    Romans 10:14
    How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
  7. Cross References
    John 16:13
    When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
  8. Cross References
    1 Kings 20:33
    Now the men were watching for a sign, and they quickly took it up from him and said, "Yes, your brother Ben-hadad." Then he said, "Go and bring him." Then Ben-hadad came out to him, and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
    2 Kings 10:15
    And when he departed from there, he met Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him. And he greeted him and said to him, "Is your heart true to my heart as mine is to yours?" And Jehonadab answered, "It is." Jehu said, "If it is, give me your hand." So he gave him his hand. And Jehu took him up with him into the chariot.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:7 - 8
    He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:7 - 8
    He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
  11. Cross References
    Philippians 2:8
    And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
  12. Cross References
    Luke 24:27
    And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
    Acts 17:2
    And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures.
    Acts 18:28
    For he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.
  13. Cross References
    Acts 5:42
    And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
  14. Cross References
    Acts 10:47
    "Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?"
  15. Cross References
    1 Kings 18:12
    And as soon as I have gone from you, the Spirit...
    2 Kings 2:16
    And they said to him, "Behold now, there are wi...
    Ezekiel 3:12
    Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behin...
    Ezekiel 3:14
    The Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I...
    Ezekiel 8:3
    He put out the form of a hand and took me by a ...
    Ezekiel 11:1
    The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the e...
    Ezekiel 11:24
    And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me in t...
    Ezekiel 43:5
    The Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the...
  16. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 12:2
    I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven - whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.
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