Author: Ron Graham

Book of Acts

Acts 8:26-40
—Verse by verse

This page is a verse by verse study of Acts 8:26-40. These verses describe Philip converting the man from Ethiopia who was riding in his chariot.

Acts 8

Philip preaches to a man from Ethiopia.

Verses 26-28

¶ "But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip. The angel said, “Arise, and go southward along the road that goes from Jerusalem down to Gaza.” This area is deserted. But Philip arose and went. And behold, there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He was responsible for all her treasure. He'd been to Jerusalem to worship. Now he was returning; seated in his chariot; reading the prophet Isaiah." (Acts 8:26-28).

Verses 29-31

¶ "The Spirit told Philip, “Go closer, and meet this chariot.” Philip ran to the man, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet. Philip said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man replied, “How can I, unless someone explains it to me?” He implored Philip to come up and sit with him." (Acts 8:29-31).

Verses 32-33

¶ "Now this is the passage of Scripture the man was reading: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter. As a lamb before his shearer is silent, so he opened not his mouth. In his humiliation his judgment was taken away. Who will declare His generation? His life is taken from the earth.” " (Acts 8:32-33, Isaiah 53:7-8).

Isaiah’s Lamb

A lesson on Isaiah 53 about the Lamb of God who suffers death as an atonement for sins. Simply touch or click the button above.

Verses 34-35

¶ "The eunuch further replied to Philip by asking, “Who is the prophet talking about —himself or someone else?” Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him about Jesus." (Acts 8:34-36).

Verse 36

¶ "As they went along the way, they came to some water. The eunuch said, “Look! Here is water. What prevents me from being baptized?” " (Acts 8:36).

Verses 37-38

¶ "[ Philip replied, “If you believe with your whole heart you may be baptized.” The man said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” Having said that,] he commanded the chariot to halt. Both he and Philip went down together into the water, and there Philip immersed the eunuch." (Acts 8:37-38).

Verses 39-40

¶ "When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more. The eunuch went on his way rejoicing. As for Philip, he was found at Azotus. From there he passed through all the cities preaching the gospel as far as Caesarea." (Acts 8:39-40).

Life Changing Words

A lesson on the conversion of the Ethiopian, the treasurer of Queen Candace. He was reading Isaiah 53. Beginning with that scripture, Peter preached Jesus to him. Simply touch or click the button above.

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