Christ Is Preached to an Ethiopian(A)

26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to (B)Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is [a]desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, (C)a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and (D)had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.”

30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this:

(E)“He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
(F)So He opened not His mouth.
33 In His humiliation His (G)justice was taken away,
And who will declare His generation?
For His life is (H)taken from the earth.”

34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, (I)and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. (J)What hinders me from being baptized?”

37 [b]Then Philip said, (K)“If you believe with all your heart, you may.”

And he answered and said, (L)“I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39 Now when they came up out of the water, (M)the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 8:26 Or a deserted place
  2. Acts 8:37 NU, M omit v. 37. It is found in Western texts, including the Latin tradition.

23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near (A)Salim, because there was much water there. (B)And they came and were baptized.

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Or do you not know that (A)as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus (B)were baptized into His death? Therefore we were (C)buried with Him through baptism into death, that (D)just as Christ was raised from the dead by (E)the glory of the Father, (F)even so we also should walk in newness of life.

(G)For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

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16 (A)When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and [a]He saw (B)the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.

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  1. Matthew 3:16 Or he

12 (A)buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through (B)faith in the working of God, (C)who raised Him from the dead.

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Institution of the Lord’s Supper(A)

23 For (B)I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: (C)that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, [a]“Take, eat; this is My body which is [b]broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death (D)till He comes.

Examine Yourself

27 Therefore whoever eats (E)this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and [c]blood of the Lord. 28 But (F)let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 11:24 NU omits Take, eat
  2. 1 Corinthians 11:24 NU omits broken
  3. 1 Corinthians 11:27 NU, M the blood