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Acts 8:35

    Acts 8:35 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached to him Jesus.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached unto him Jesus.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Philip, starting from this writing, gave him the good news about Jesus.

    Webster's Revision

    And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached unto him Jesus.

    World English Bible

    Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this scripture, preached unto him Jesus.

    Definitions for Acts 8:35

    Scripture - That which is written; book; letter.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 8:35

    Began at the same scripture - He did not confine himself to this one scripture, but made this his text, and showed, from the general tenor of the sacred writings, that Jesus was the Christ, or Messiah; and that in his person, birth, life, doctrine, miracles, passion, death, and resurrection, the Scriptures of the Old Testament were fulfilled. This preaching had the desired effect, for the eunuch was convinced of the truth of Philip's doctrine, and desired to be baptized in the name of Jesus.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 8:35

    Opened his mouth - See Matthew 5:2.

    At the same scripture - Taking this as a "text" to be illustrated.

    Preached unto him Jesus - Showed him that Jesus of Nazareth exactly corresponded to the description of the prophet, and that therefore he referred to the Messiah, and that the Messiah was Jesus of Nazareth. How far Philip detailed the circumstances of the life and death of Christ is unknown. What follows shows also that he stated the design of baptism, and the duty of being baptized.