there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship.
Context / meaning
Acts 8 [20.] But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn’t right before God. Repent therefore of this, your wickedness, and ask God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.”
Acts 8 [24.] Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that none of the things which you have spoken happen to me.”
Acts 8 [25.] They therefore, when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the Good News to many villages of the Samaritans. But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is a desert.”
Acts 8 [27.] He arose and went; and behold, there was a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship. He was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
Acts 8 [29.] The Spirit said to Philip, “Go near, and join yourself to this chariot.”
Acts 8 [30.] Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
Acts 8 [31.] He said, “How can I, unless someone explains it to me?” He begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
immigration - kings & queens
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