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But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying,
"Arise and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a desert road.)
And he arose and went; and behold, there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship. And he was returning and sitting in is chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah. And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go up an join this chariot." And when Philip had run up, he 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.
Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this:
HE WAS LED AS A SHEEP TO SLAUGHTER; AND AS A LAMB BEFORE ITS SHEARER IS SILENT, SO HE DOES OT OPEN HIS MOUTH. IN HUMILIATION HIS JUDGMENT WAS TAKEN AWAY; WHO SHALL RELATE HIS GENERATION? FOR HIS LIFE IS REMOVED FROM THE EARTH.
And the enuch answered Philip and said, "Please tell me,
of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself, or of someone else?" And
Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus
to him. And as they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch
said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?" And Philip
said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered
and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."
And he ordered the chariot to stop and they both went down into the water,
Philip as well as the eunuch; and he baptized him.
And when they came up out of the water,
the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away;
and the eunuch saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing.
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