- But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, "Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a desert road.)
- So he got up and went; and 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 his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
- Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go up and join this chariot."
- Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"