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 1 from being baptized?” 8:37 [[EMPTY]] 2 8:38 So he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, 3 and Philip baptized 4 him.
1 tn Or “What prevents me.” The rhetorical question means, “I should get baptized, right?”
2 tc A few later
3 tn Grk “and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch.” Since this is somewhat redundant in English, it was simplified to “and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water.”
4 sn Philip baptized. Again, someone beyond the Twelve has ministered an ordinance of faith.