Bible: Acts 8:26-40

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

8:26 Then an angel of the Lord 1  said to Philip, 2 Get up and go south 3  on the road that goes down from Jerusalem 4  to Gaza.” (This is a desert 5  road.) 6  8:27 So 7  he got up 8  and went. There 9  he met 10  an Ethiopian eunuch, 11  a court official of Candace, 12  queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasury. He 13  had come to Jerusalem to worship, 14  8:28 and was returning home, sitting 15  in his chariot, reading 16  the prophet Isaiah. 8:29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 8:30 So Philip ran up 17  to it 18  and heard the man 19  reading Isaiah the prophet. He 20  asked him, 21  “Do you understand what you’re reading? 8:31 The man 22  replied, “How in the world can I, 23  unless someone guides me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 8:32 Now the passage of scripture the man 24  was reading was this:

He was led like a sheep to slaughter,

and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,

so he did 25  not open his mouth.

8:33 In humiliation 26  justice was taken from him. 27 

Who can describe his posterity? 28 

For his life was taken away 29  from the earth.” 30 

8:34 Then the eunuch said 31  to Philip, “Please tell me, 32  who is the prophet saying this about – himself or someone else? 33  8:35 So Philip started speaking, 34  and beginning with this scripture 35  proclaimed the good news about Jesus to him. 8:36 Now as they were going along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look, there is water! What is to stop me 36  from being baptized? 8:37 [[EMPTY]] 37  8:38 So he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, 38  and Philip baptized 39  him. 8:39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him any more, but 40  went on his way rejoicing. 41  8:40 Philip, however, found himself 42  at Azotus, 43  and as he passed through the area, 44  he proclaimed the good news 45  to all the towns 46  until he came to Caesarea. 47 

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