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Acts 8:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Philip ran thither to [him], and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Philip ran thither to [him], and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Philip, running up, heard him reading the prophet Esaias, and said, Dost thou then know what thou art reading of?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, running near, Philip heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said—Dost thou, then, understand what thou art reading?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Philip having run near, heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, 'Dost thou then know what thou dost read?'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Philip running thither, heard him reading the prophet Isaias. And he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him reade the Prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And being near, he heard that he read in Eshaia the prophet; and he said to him, Understandest thou what thou readest?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And when he came near, he heard him reading in Isaiah the prophet; and he said to him: Understandest thou what thou readest?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
Philip 5376
{5376} Prime
Φίλιππος
Philippos
{fil'-ip-pos}
From G5384 and G2462; fond of horses; Philippus, the name of four Israelites.
ran y4370
[4370] Standard
προστρέχω
prostrecho
{pros-trekh'-o}
From G4314 and G5143 (including its alternate); to run towards, that is, hasten to meet or join.
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
thither x4370
(4370) Complement
προστρέχω
prostrecho
{pros-trekh'-o}
From G4314 and G5143 (including its alternate); to run towards, that is, hasten to meet or join.
to [him], and heard 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
him 846
{0846} Prime
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.
read 314
{0314} Prime
ἀναγινώσκω
anaginosko
{an-ag-in-oce'-ko}
From G0303 and G1097; to know again, that is, (by extension) to read.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
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.
Esaias, 2268
{2268} Prime
Ἠσαΐας
Hesaias
{hay-sah-ee'-as}
Of Hebrew origin [H3470]; Hesaias (that is, Jeshajah), an Israelite.
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.
said, 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
x687
(0687) Complement
ἆρα
ara
{ar'-ah}
A form of G0686, denoting an interrogation to which a negative answer is presumed.
x1065
(1065) Complement
γέ
ge
{gheh}
A primary particle of emphasis or qualification (often used with other particles prefixed).
Understandest x1097
(1097) Complement
γινώσκω
ginosko
{ghin-oce'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as shown at left, with others not thus clearly expressed).
thou y687
[0687] Standard
ἆρα
ara
{ar'-ah}
A form of G0686, denoting an interrogation to which a negative answer is presumed.
y1065
[1065] Standard
γέ
ge
{gheh}
A primary particle of emphasis or qualification (often used with other particles prefixed).
y1097
[1097] Standard
γινώσκω
ginosko
{ghin-oce'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' (absolutely), in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as shown at left, with others not thus clearly expressed).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
what 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
thou readest? 314
{0314} Prime
ἀναγινώσκω
anaginosko
{an-ag-in-oce'-ko}
From G0303 and G1097; to know again, that is, (by extension) to read.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 8:29-31.


Acts 8:30

_ _ Understandest thou what thou readest? — To one so engaged this would be deemed no rude question, while the eager appearance of the speaker, and the question itself, would indicate a readiness to supply any want of insight that might be felt.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 8:26-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 8:30

And Philip running to him, said, Understandest thou what thou readest? — He did not begin about the weather, news, or the like. In speaking for God, we may frequently come to the point at once, without circumlocution.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
ran thither:

Acts 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
Psalms 119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Understandest:

Matthew 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth [it] not, then cometh the wicked [one], and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
Matthew 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth [it]; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Matthew 13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
Matthew 15:10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Mark 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
Luke 24:44-45 And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me. ... Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that [by my voice] I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an [unknown] tongue.
Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.
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Ps 119:32. Ec 9:10. Mt 13:19, 23, 51; 15:10; 24:15. Mk 13:14. Lk 24:44. Jn 4:34; 5:39. Ac 8:27. 1Co 14:19. Ep 5:17. Rv 13:18.

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