and, Have you understood all these things? The word evangelism comes from a Greek word meaning, “to proclaim the good news.” An evangelist tells others the good news about Jesus Christ. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Acts 8:30". Second, he was reading the words so that he would have a … 1999-2014. ran thither to him, and. For example, John Mark could tell him of Peter’s miraculous prison release (), while the events described in chapters 6 and 8 could have been learned from the missionary Philip.Modes of travel used in the Middle East in the first century were essentially as described in Acts: overland, by walking, horseback, or horse-drawn chariots (23:24, 31, 32; 8:27-38); overseas, by cargo ships. (b) If the eunuch would have been arrogant and offended by the question, that would have shown that he wasn"t interested in the truth. The best way to get a class with someone is simply to ask. App-132. 8. Go to, Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading? The passage he was reading was this. Philip did not make a beginning, as is usually done, with such topics as these—the weather, the news of the day, etc. 8:30–34 Philip is brought alongside the carriage at the very moment when the Ethiopian is pondering the meaning of Is 53:7–8, a passage that Christianity, from its earliest origins, has applied to Jesus; cf. An invitation. And he said, How can I, except some one shall guide me? ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/acts-8.html. 2. And Philip ran thither to him Being very ready to obey the divine order, and hoping he might be an instrument of doing some good, which might issue in the glory of God, and the welfare of men: a.+ 2 But devout men carried Stephen away to bury him, and they made a great mourning over him. "Commentary on Acts 8:30". note on Acts … Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. 16 for as yet he had not come down on any of them: they had only been baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus.. 17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. but rather, "Do you understand what you are reading?" Acts 8:30, 31 “His invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable.” Romans 1:20 “Ponder over these things; be absorbed in them, so that your advancement may be plainly seen by all people.” 1 Timothy 4:15 1871-8. are given, and also Wetstein, in loco. Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Because Bible translation and interpretation belongs in the context of the local church, the LSB does not shy away from being as literal as possible, trusting that the community of believers will be able to teach and explain the passages to one another (Acts 8:30-31). Converting people isn"t about saying exactly the right thing at the right time, rather it is more about finding a good and honest heart. You won’t do this effectively without you being transparent with her. "Commentary on Acts 8:30". "E.W. Translation is a tool for the church and must be done in that context so that each word of Scripture may be taught and lived. stesʹ, rendered “evangelizer,” is “a proclaimer of good news.” (See study note on Mt 4:23. 1685. In LXX very rare, see Hatch and Redpath, sub v., and Viteau, Le Grec du N. T., p. 22 (1893).— γιν. The whole passage (Acts 8:32-33) is taken almost verbatim from the LXX. "Commentary on Acts 8:30". [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul continues to offer encouragement to Christians on this side of eternity. 1863-1878. 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. Heard him read the prophet Esaias, with a loud voice, it is like, to instruct some of his attendants. "Commentary on Acts 8:30". Then the heart of the matter, "Pleas… “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. (First, he had the desire to know. Acts 8:30. προσδραμὼν δὲ: rightly taken to indicate the eagerness with which Philip obeyed.— αρά γε—the γε strengthens the ἆρα, dost thou really understand? Acts 8:30-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. Such a high personage would not expect some stranger to come up just for a chat. McGarvey notes, "Philip"s question, Do thou understand what thou readest? What did this man in the chariot want? The man answered, “How can I possibly make sense of this without someone explaining it to me?” So he invited Philip up into his chariot to sit with him. "Commentary on Acts 8:30". 30. προσδραμὼν δέ, and having run up, i.e. Jerome can serve as our guide because, like Philip (cf. and said, understandest thou what thou readest? 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And when Philip gathered that he was reading a well known passage in the prophet Isaiah he asked him whether he understood what he was reading. Acts 8:30. ἤκουσεν, heard) The text was known well to Philip.— ἆρά γε, dost thou at all) A marvellous address to make to one unknown, and him too a great man. Acts 8:35), he leads every reader to the mystery of Jesus, while responsibly and systematically providing the exegetical and cultural information needed for a correct and fruitful reading of the Scriptures. The book of Acts describes how a servant of the queen of Ethiopia was puzzled when he read the prophecies of the Old Testament. He needed to understand what he was reading. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. (pp. So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? note on Acts 3:13. Honest up-front questions will tell us if our co-worker, friend, etc..has any desire to know the truth. 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them,. "Read" is anaginosko. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/acts-8.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/acts-8.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/acts-8.html. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. Understandest thou what thou readest? The man was following the usual practise of reading aloud. And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him. Acts 8:29-30-31-33 The Message (MSG) The Spirit told Philip, “Climb into the chariot.” Running up alongside, Philip heard the eunuch reading Isaiah and asked, “Do you understand what you’re reading?” He answered, “How can I without some help?” and invited Philip into the chariot with him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/acts-8.html. Γὰρ) An elegant particle, in this sense: Why ask me this question? (30) Understandest thou what thou readest?—The Greek play upon the word for understand (Ginôskein) and read (Anaginôskein) cannot well be produced in English, but is worth noting as parallel to a like play in the well-known saying of the Emperor Julian (Anegnôn; egnôn; kategnôn)—“I read; I understood; I condemned.”. BibliographyPett, Peter. 1905. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". What does Romans 8:31 mean? Acts 8:1-4 Bible Study Acts 8:5-8 Samaria Acts 8:9-13 Simon the Sorcerer Acts 8:14-19 Receive the Holy Spirit Acts 8:20-25 Simony Acts 8:26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Acts 8 Bible Study Questions (Handout) He answered, “How can I understand unless someone explains it to me?” Then he invited Philip to climb in and sit with him. Amplified: So you, my son, be strong (strengthened inwardly) in the grace (spiritual blessing) that is [to be found only] in Christ Jesus. As he drew closer he overheard the man reading from the scroll of Isaiah the prophet. 1896. 2013. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "HEARD HIM READING"-"Reading in ancient times was almost invariably aloud. So when Philip ran toward the chariot, he heard the man reading from Isaiah the prophet. In this way, the LSB upholds the philosophy that a translation does not replace pastors or teachers but rather depends upon faithful believers and the church to study and live out what has been written (Acts 8:30–31). εἰ γὰρ ἔγνως, οὐκ ἂν κατέγνως.” Wordsw. In holy conversation we ought, without circumlocution, to come at once to the truth itself. What steps had this man taken to understand the words of Isaiah? BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Fortunately, the evangelist Philip came along and asked the servant, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The servant replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” (cf. Understandest. 1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. (Acts 8:30-31). Philip and the Ethiopian ask each other the most direct questions (Acts 8:30-31,34) which get right to the heart of the words of (Isaiah 53:7-8). She may share some of her transgressions with you so you can walk together as you work through the consequences and residual effect of her sin (Acts 8:30-31). So Philip ran to catch up. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". BibliographyDunagan, Mark. Acts 8:30-31 New International Version (NIV) 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/acts-8.html. 2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore my son be s trong in (by means of) the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And Philip ran there to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? Julian’s well-known saying with reference to the Christian writings, and the famous retort, are quoted by Alford, Plumptre, Page, Meyer-Wendt, in loco. : for paronomasia, see Blass, Gram., p. 292, where other instances in N.T. (He wanted to understand what the prophet Isaiah was saying.) Acts 8:30-31). [i.e. He fires three questions at Philip: 1. The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him. The Spirit told Philip, “Climb into the chariot.” Running up alongside, Philip heard the eunuch reading Isaiah and asked, “Do you understand what you’re reading?” are good questions to be put to the hearers; but, How should we except someone guide us? 1897-1910. And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him” (Acts 8:30-31). 1897. Thus, producing good fruit requires sound instruction from a qualified teacher (Acts 8:30-31), the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, a believing and receptive mind, and applying the instruction. 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Acts 8. ‘And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” ’. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Ανεγνωσ αλλουκ εγνωσ ει γαρ εγνωσ ουκ αν κατεγνως, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: Su oun, teknon mou, endunamou en te chariti te en Christo Iesou,. Acts 8:30. Ἤκουσεν , heard ) The text was known well to Philip.— ἆρά γε , dost thou at all ) A marvellous address to make to one unknown, and him too a great man. Honesty and effort is more important that the ideal and tactful one-liner. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Philip asked him, “Sir, do you understand what you’re reading?” And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible". Acts 8:30. 28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 153-154) But he goes on to point out that it was a perfectly good question. The man in the chariot doesn't come in at a tangent either. App-6. "Commentary on Acts 8:30". In holy conversation we ought, without circumlocution, to come at once to the truth itself. to overtake and get near the chariot. ginosko. Acts 8:30-31 To digress for a moment to myself, I am neither holier nor more diligent than this eunuch, who came from Ethiopia, that is from the ends of the world, to the Temple leaving behind him a queen's palace, and was so great a lover of the Law and of divine knowledge that he … “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. This man needed someone to explain the gospel to him. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". John W. Ritenbaugh The Fruit of the Spirit He answered, “How can I without some help?” and invited Philip into the chariot with him. The scene progresses quickly, Philip and the eunuch being guided by the Spirit and by Scripture. Why this should be so will be apparent to anyone who tries to read a copy of ancient manuscript; the words require to be spelt out, and this is done more easily aloud than in silence." A rejoinder, "How could I understand unless someone guides me?" Acts 8:30 And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? It's true that we are suffering, as … Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip ran thither to him; hastening to obey the Divine command, and coveting to gain a soul. * [8:30–34] Philip is brought alongside the carriage at the very moment when the Ethiopian is pondering the meaning of Is 53:7–8, a passage that Christianity, from its earliest origins, has applied to Jesus; cf. And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? We need to learn a lesson here: (a) We worry too much about the proper approach in teaching people. a. The Expositor's Greek Testament. Next, understand that others in the family of God can help bring meaning and understanding to what the Bible is saying. "UNDERSTANDEST THOU WHAT THOU READEST? "-Thus we find Philip running alongside the chariot, close enough to hear the eunuch reading and close enough to shout to him the question. how the words are to be applied, and to whom they relate. strikes us as a rather abrupt if not an impertinent method of introducing himself to the grandee." “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. "PHILIP RAN TO HIM"-Eagerness, prompt obedience, a soul was at stake. Acts 8:31 Context. Scripturae Sacrae Affectus (Devotion to Sacred Scripture) Pope Francis on September 30, 2020, released the apostolic letter Scripturae Sacrae Affectus (Devotion to Sacred Scripture). "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/acts-8.html. Greek. BibliographyAlford, Henry. version of Isaiah 53:7-8; the whole of the section is minutely descriptive of the circumstances of the Lord’s Passion. Acts 8:30. ἤκουσεν, heard) The text was known well to Philip.— ἆρά γε, dost thou at all) A marvellous address to make to one unknown, and him too a great man. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". "Commentary on Acts 8:30". [ ara (Greek #686) ge (Greek #1065).] is as proper a question for them to put to their teachers, Acts 8:30, 31. Literally having run up. Philip ran up and heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah, and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “Well, how could I [understand] unless someone guides me [correctly]?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. ), see Blass, in loco, and Grammatik, p. 254. 8. "Commentary on Acts 8:30". Understandest thou what thou readest? The particles here used imply that a negative, rather than an affirmative, answer was expected. 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