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 Acts 7:2 - 53
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   Book of Acts
   Chapter 7  - Click for Chapter Audio
7:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And he said, "Hear me, brethren R315 and fathers! The R316 God of glory appeared R317 to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, F154
 
7:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and said to him, `LEAVE YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR RELATIVES, AND COME INTO THE LAND THAT I WILL SHOW YOU.'
 
7:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Then R319 he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. F155 From R320 there, after his father died, God had him move to this country in which you are now living.
 
7:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But He gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot of ground, and yet, even when he had no child, He R321 promised that HE WOULD GIVE IT TO HIM AS A POSSESSION, AND TO HIS DESCENDANTS AFTER HIM.
 
7:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But God R322 spoke to this effect, that his DESCENDANTS WOULD BE ALIENS IN A FOREIGN LAND, AND THAT THEY WOULD BE ENSLAVED AND MISTREATED FOR FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.
 
7:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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" `AND WHATEVER NATION TO WHICH THEY WILL BE IN BONDAGE I MYSELF WILL JUDGE,' said God, `AND AFTER THAT THEY WILL COME OUT AND SERVE ME IN THIS PLACE.'
 
7:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And He gave R324 him the F158 covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham R325 became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac R326 became the father of Jacob, and Jacob R327 of the twelve patriarchs. R328
 
7:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"The patriarchs became R329 jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt. Yet God was with him,
 
7:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and rescued him from all his afflictions, and granted R330 him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and all his household.
 
7:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now a R331 famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction with it, and our fathers could F159 find no food.
 
7:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But when R332 Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.
 
7:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"On the second visit Joseph R333 made F160 himself known to his brothers, and Joseph's R334 family was disclosed to Pharaoh.
 
7:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Then Joseph R335 sent word and invited Jacob his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five R336 persons R337 F161 in all.
 
7:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And Jacob R338 went down to Egypt and there he and our fathers died.
 
7:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"From there they were removed to Shechem R339 F162 and laid in the tomb which Abraham had purchased for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor F163 in Shechem. F162
 
7:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But as the time R340 of the promise was approaching which God had assured to Abraham, the R341 people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
 
7:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
until THERE AROSE ANOTHER KING OVER EGYPT WHO KNEW NOTHING ABOUT JOSEPH.
 
7:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"It was he who took shrewd R343 advantage of our race and mistreated our fathers so that they would expose R344 F164 their infants and they would not survive.
 
7:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"It was at this time that Moses R345 was born; and he was lovely in F165 the sight of God, and he was nurtured three months in his father's home.
 
7:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And after he had been set outside, Pharaoh's R346 daughter took F166 him away and nurtured him as her own son.
 
7:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Moses was educated in all the R347 learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.
 
7:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But when he was approaching the age of forty, it R348 entered his mind F167 to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel.
 
7:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian.
 
7:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And he supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them deliverance F168 through F169 him, but they did not understand.
 
7:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"On R349 the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, `Men, you are brethren, why do you injure one another?'
 
7:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But the one who was injuring his neighbor pushed him away, saying, `WHO MADE YOU A RULER AND JUDGE OVER US?
 
7:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`YOU DO NOT MEAN TO KILL ME AS YOU KILLED THE EGYPTIAN YESTERDAY, DO YOU?'
 
7:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"At this remark, MOSES FLED AND BECAME AN ALIEN IN THE LAND OF MIDIAN, where he became R353 the father of two sons.
 
7:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"After forty years had passed, AN ANGEL APPEARED TO HIM IN THE WILDERNESS OF MOUNT Sinai, IN THE FLAME OF A BURNING THORN BUSH.
 
7:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he approached to look more closely, there came the voice of the Lord:
 
7:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`I R355 AM THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND ISAAC AND JACOB.' Moses shook with fear and would not venture to look.
 
7:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"BUT THE LORD SAID TO HIM, `TAKE OFF THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLY GROUND.
 
7:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`I R358 HAVE CERTAINLY SEEN THE OPPRESSION OF MY PEOPLE IN EGYPT AND HAVE HEARD THEIR GROANS, AND I HAVE COME DOWN TO RESCUE THEM; COME NOW, AND I WILL SEND YOU TO EGYPT.'
 
7:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"This Moses whom they disowned, R360 saying, `WHO MADE YOU A RULER AND A JUDGE?' is the one whom God sent F172 to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the help F173 of the angel who appeared to him in the thorn bush.
 
7:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"This R361 man led them out, performing wonders R362 and signs F174 in the land of Egypt and in the Red Sea and in the wilderness R363 for forty years.
 
7:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, `GOD WILL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHET LIKE ME FROM YOUR BRETHREN.'
 
7:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"This is the one who was in the R365 congregation F176 in the wilderness together with the R366 angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received living R367 oracles R368 to pass on to you.
 
7:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but repudiated R369 him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt,
 
7:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
SAYING TO AARON, `MAKE FOR US GODS WHO WILL GO BEFORE US; FOR THIS MOSES WHO LED US OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT--WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.'
 
7:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"At F177 that time they R371 made a calf F178 and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the R372 works of their hands.
 
7:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But God turned R373 away and delivered them up to serve F179 the host F180 of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, `IT WAS NOT TO ME THAT YOU OFFERED VICTIMS AND SACRIFICES FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS, WAS IT, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL?
 
7:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`YOU ALSO TOOK ALONG THE TABERNACLE OF MOLOCH AND THE STAR OF THE GOD ROMPHA, THE IMAGES WHICH YOU MADE TO WORSHIP. I ALSO WILL REMOVE YOU BEYOND BABYLON.'
 
7:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Our fathers had the R377 tabernacle of testimony in the wilderness, just as He who spoke to Moses directed him to make it according R378 to the pattern which he had seen.
 
7:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And having received it in their turn, our fathers brought R379 it in with Joshua F182 upon dispossessing the nations F183 whom God drove out before our fathers, until the time of David.
 
7:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"David R380 found favor in God's sight, and asked R381 that he might find a dwelling place for the God F184 of Jacob.
 
7:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But it was Solomon R382 who built a house for Him.
 
7:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"However, the R383 Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands; as the prophet says:
 
7:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`HEAVEN IS MY THRONE, AND EARTH IS THE FOOTSTOOL OF MY FEET; WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WILL YOU BUILD FOR ME?' says the Lord, `OR WHAT PLACE IS THERE FOR MY REPOSE?
 
7:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`WAS IT NOT MY HAND WHICH MADE ALL THESE THINGS?'
 
7:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"You men who are stiff-necked R386 and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.
 
7:52 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Which R387 one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the R388 Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you R389 have now become;
 
7:53 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
you who received the law as ordained R390 by angels, and yet did not keep it."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F154 Gr Charran
F155 Gr Charran
F156 Lit enslave them and mistreat them
F157 Or worship
F158 Or a
F159 Lit were not finding
F160 Or was made known
F161 Lit souls
F162 Gr Sychem
F163 Gr Emmor
F164 Or put out to die
F165 Lit to God
F166 Or adopted him
F167 Lit heart
F168 Or salvation
F169 Lit through his hand
F170 Gr Madiam
F171 Lit and now come!
F172 Lit has sent
F173 Lit hand
F174 Or attesting miracles
F175 Or as He raised up me
F176 Gr ekklesia
F177 Lit in those days
F178 Or young bull
F179 Or worship
F180 I.e. heavenly bodies
F181 Other mss spell it: Romphan, or Rempham, or Raiphan, or Rephan
F182 Gr Jesus
F183 Or Gentiles
F184 The earliest mss read house instead of God; the Septuagint reads God

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R315 Acts 22:1
R316 Psalms 29:3; 1 Corinthians 2:8
R317 Genesis 11:31; 15:7
R318 Genesis 12:1
R319 Genesis 11:31;
R320 Genesis 12:4,5
R321 Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 15:18; 17:8
R322 Genesis 15:13f
R323 Exodus 3:12
R324 Genesis 17:10ff
R325 Genesis 21:2-4
R326 Genesis 25:26
R327 Genesis 29:31ff; 30:5ff;
R328 Acts 2:29
R329 Genesis 37:11,28; 39:2,21f; 45:4
R330 Genesis 39:21; 41:40-46; Psalms 105:21
R331 Genesis 41:54f; 42:5
R332 Genesis 42:2
R333 Genesis 45:1-4
R334 Genesis 45:16
R335 Genesis 45:9,10,17,18
R336 Genesis 46:26f; Exodus 1:5; Deuteronomy 10:22
R337 Acts 2:41
R338 Genesis 46:1-7; 49:33; Exodus 1:6
R339 Genesis 23:16; 33:19; 50:13; Joshua 24:32
R340 Genesis 15:13
R341 Exodus 1:7f
R342 Exodus 1:8
R343 Exodus 1:10f,16ff
R344 Exodus 1:22
R345 Exodus 2:2; Hebrews 11:23
R346 Exodus 2:5f,10
R347 1 Kings 4:30; Isaiah 19:11
R348 Exodus 2:11f; Hebrews 11:24-26
R349 Exodus 2:13f
R350 Exodus 2:14; Acts 7:35
R351 Exodus 2:14
R352 Exodus 2:15,22
R353 Exodus 18:3,4
R354 Exodus 3:1f; Isaiah 63:9
R355 Exodus 3:6; Matthew 22:32
R356 Exodus 3:5
R357 Joshua 5:15
R358 Exodus 3:7f
R359 Exodus 3:10
R360 Exodus 2:14; Acts 7:27
R361 Exodus 12:41; 33:1; Hebrews 8:9
R362 Exodus 7:3; 14:21; John 4:48
R363 Exodus 16:35; Numbers 14:33; Psalms 95:8-10; Acts 7:42; 13:18; Hebrews 3:8f
R364 Deuteronomy 18:15,18; Acts 3:22
R365 Exodus 19:17
R366 Acts 7:53
R367 Deuteronomy 32:47; Hebrews 4:12
R368 Romans 3:2; Hebrews 5:12; 1 Peter 4:11
R369 Numbers 14:3f
R370 Exodus 32:1,23
R371 Exodus 32:4,6
R372 Revelation 9:20
R373 Joshua 24:20; Isaiah 63:10; Jeremiah 19:13; Ezekiel 20:39
R374 Amos 5:25
R375 Acts 7:36
R376 Amos 5:26,27
R377 Exodus 25:8,9;
R378 Exodus 25:40
R379 Deuteronomy 32:49; Joshua 3:14ff; 18:1; 23:9; 24:18; Psalms 44:2f
R380 2 Samuel 7:8ff; Psalms 132:1-5; Acts 13:22
R381 2 Samuel 7:1-16; 1 Chronicles 17:1-14
R382 1 Kings 6:1-38; 8:20; 2 Chronicles 3:1-17
R383 Luke 1:32
R384 Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 5:34f
R385 Isaiah 66:2
R386 Exodus 32:9; 33:3,5; Leviticus 26:41; Numbers 27:14; Isaiah 63:10; Jeremiah 6:10; 9:26
R387 2 Chronicles 36:15f; Matthew 5:12;
R388 Acts 3:14; 22:14; 1 John 2:1
R389 Acts 3:14; 5:28
R390 Deuteronomy 33:2; Acts 7:38; Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 2:2

 
 

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