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Acts 8:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Was returning; and sitting in his chariot, read Isaiah the prophet.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— was returning and sitting in his chariot: and he was reading the prophet Esaias.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And was returning, and, sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— he was also returning, and is sitting on his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he was returning, sitting in his chariot and reading Isaias the prophet.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Was returning, and sitting in his charet, read Esaias the Prophet.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and while returning that he might go, he sat in the chariot and read in Eshaia the prophet.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And as he turned to go, he was sitting in his chariot, and was reading in Isaiah the prophet.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
5037
{5037} Prime
τέ
te
{teh}
A primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly as a correlation of G2532).
Was 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
returning, 5290
{5290} Prime
ὑποστρέφω
hupostrepho
{hoop-os-tref'-o}
From G5259 and G4762; to turn under (behind), that is, to return (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
sitting 2521
{2521} Prime
κάθημαι
kathemai
{kath'-ay-mahee}
From G2596 and ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476); to sit down; figuratively to remain, reside.
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
in 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
his y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
chariot 716
{0716} Prime
ἅρμα
harma
{har'-mah}
Probably from G0142 (perhaps with G0001 (as a particle of union) prefixed); a chariot (as raised or fitted together (compare G0719)).
2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
read 314
{0314} Prime
ἀναγινώσκω
anaginosko
{an-ag-in-oce'-ko}
From G0303 and G1097; to know again, that is, (by extension) to read.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
Esaias 2268
{2268} Prime
Ἠσαΐας
Hesaias
{hay-sah-ee'-as}
Of Hebrew origin [H3470]; Hesaias (that is, Jeshajah), an Israelite.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
prophet. 4396
{4396} Prime
προφήτης
prophetes
{prof-ay'-tace}
From a compound of G4253 and G5346; a foreteller ('prophet'); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 8:26-28.


Acts 8:28

_ _ Was returning — Having come so far, he not only stayed out the days of the festival, but prolonged his stay till now. It says much for his fidelity and value to his royal mistress that he had such liberty. But the faith in Jehovah and love of His worship and word, with which he was imbued, sufficiently explain this.

_ _ and sitting in his chariot, read Esaias — Not contented with the statutory services in which he had joined, he beguiles the tedium of the journey homeward by reading the Scriptures. But this is not all; for as Philip “heard him read the prophet Esaias,” he must have been reading aloud and not (as is customary still in the East) so as merely to be audible, but in a louder voice than he would naturally have used if intent on his own benefit only: evidently therefore he was reading to his charioteer.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 8:26-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 8:28

Sitting in his chariot, he read the Prophet Isaiah — God meeteth those that remember him in his ways. It is good to read, hear, seek information even in a journey. Why should we not redeem all our time?

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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and sitting:

Acts 17:11-12 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. ... Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: ... And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 11:18-20 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. ... And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
Deuteronomy 17:18-19 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of [that which is] before the priests the Levites: ... And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Psalms 1:2-3 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. ... And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalms 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation.
Psalms 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they [are] the rejoicing of my heart.
Proverbs 2:1-6 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; ... For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 8:33-34 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. ... Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
John 5:39-40 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. ... And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. ... That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Esaias:

Acts 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
Isaiah 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
, Isaiah,
Luke 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Luke 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
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Dt 6:6; 11:18; 17:18. Jsh 1:8. Ps 1:2; 119:99, 111. Pv 2:1; 8:33. Is 1:1. Lk 3:4; 4:17. Jn 5:39. Ac 17:11; 28:25. Col 3:16. 2Ti 3:15.

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