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Acts 8:12

Context
8:12 But when they believed Philip as he was proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God 1  and the name of Jesus Christ, 2  they began to be baptized, 3  both men and women.

Acts 8:36

Context
8:36 Now as they were going along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look, there is water! What is to stop me 4  from being baptized?”

1 sn The kingdom of God is also what Jesus preached: Acts 1:3. The term reappears in 14:22; 19:8; 28:23, 31.

2 tn Or “Messiah”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”

3 tn The imperfect verb ἐβαπτίζοντο (ebaptizonto) has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.

4 tn Or “What prevents me.” The rhetorical question means, “I should get baptized, right?”



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