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Acts 7 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:1 - The Kohen Gadol said, "Are these things so?"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:2 - He said, "Brothers and fathers, listen. The God of glory appeared to our father Avraham, when he was in Aram-Naharayim, before he lived in Haran,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:3 - and said to him, 'Get out of your land, and from your relatives, and come into a land which I will show you.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:4 - Then he came out of the land of the Kasdim, and lived in Haran. From there, when his father was dead, God moved him into this land, where you are now living.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:5 - He gave him no inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on. He promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when he still had no child.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:6 - God spoke in this way: that his seed would live as aliens in a strange land, and that they would be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:7 - 'I will judge the nation to which they will be in bondage,' said God, 'and after that will they come out, and serve me in this place.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:8 - He gave him the covenant of circumcision. So Avraham became the father of Yitzchak, and circumcised him the eighth day. Yitzchak became the father of Ya`akov, and Ya`akov became the father of the twelve patriarchs.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:9 - "The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Yosef, sold him into Mitzrayim. God was with him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:10 - and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Par`oh, king of Mitzrayim. He made him governor over Mitzrayim and all his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:11 - Now a famine came over all the land of Mitzrayim and Kana`an, and great affliction. Our fathers found no food.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:12 - But when Ya`akov heard that there was grain in Mitzrayim, he sent out our fathers the first time.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:13 - On the second time Yosef was made known to his brothers, and Yosef's race was revealed to Par`oh.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:14 - Yosef sent, and summoned Ya`akov, his father, and all his relatives, seventy-five souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:15 - Ya`akov went down into Mitzrayim, and he died, himself and our fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:16 - and they were brought back to Shekhem, and laid in the tomb that Avraham bought for a price in silver from the sons of Hamor of Shekhem.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:17 - "But as the time of the promise came close which God had sworn to Avraham, the people grew and multiplied in Mitzrayim,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:18 - until there arose a different king, who didn't know Yosef.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:19 - The same took advantage of our race, and mistreated our fathers, and forced them to throw out their babies, so that they wouldn't stay alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:20 - At that time Moshe was born, and was exceedingly handsome. He was nourished three months in his father's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:21 - When he was thrown out, Par`oh's daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:22 - Moshe was instructed in all the wisdom of the Mitzrim. He was mighty in his words and works.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:23 - But when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:24 - Seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him who was oppressed, striking the Mitzrian.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:25 - He supposed that his brothers understood that God, by his hand, was giving them deliverance; but they didn't understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:26 - "The day following, he appeared to them as they fought, and urged them to be at shalom again, saying, 'Sirs, you are brothers. Why do you wrong one another?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:27 - But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:28 - Do you want to kill me, as you killed the Mitzrian yesterday?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:29 - Moshe fled at this saying, and became a stranger in the land of Midyan, where he became the father of two sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:30 - "When forty years were fulfilled, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:31 - When Moshe saw it, he wondered at the sight. As he came close to see, a voice of the Lord came to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:32 - 'I am the God of your fathers, the God of Avraham, the God of Yitzchak, and the God of Ya`akov.' Moshe trembled, and dared not look.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:33 - The Lord said to him, 'Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:34 - I have surely seen the affliction of my people that is in Mitzrayim, and have heard their groaning. I have come down to deliver them. Now come, I will send you into Mitzrayim.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:35 - "This Moshe, whom they refused, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge?' -- God has sent him as both a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:36 - This man led them out, having worked wonders and signs in Mitzrayim, in the Sea of Suf, and in the wilderness for forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:37 - This is that Moshe, who said to the children of Yisra'el, 'The Lord our God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brothers, like me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:38 - This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness with the angel that spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, who received living oracles to give to us,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:39 - to whom our fathers wouldn't be obedient, but rejected him, and turned back in their hearts to Mitzrayim,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:40 - saying to Aharon, 'Make us gods that will go before us, for as for this Moshe, who led us out of the land of Mitzrayim, we don't know what has become of him.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:41 - They made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:42 - But God turned, and gave them up to serve the host of the sky, as it is written in the book of the prophets, 'Did you offer to me slain animals and sacrifices Forty years in the wilderness, O house of Yisra'el?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:43 - You took up the tent of Molekh, The star of your god Reifan, The figures which you made to worship. I will carry you away beyond Bavel.'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:44 - "Our fathers had the tent of the testimony in the wilderness, even as he who spoke to Moshe commanded him to make it according to the pattern that he had seen;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:45 - which also our fathers, in their turn, brought in with Yehoshua when they entered into the possession of the nations, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers, to the days of David,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:46 - who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Ya`akov.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:47 - But Shlomo built him a house.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:48 - However, Ha`Elyon doesn't dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:49 - 'heaven is my throne, And the eretz a footstool for my feet. What kind of house will you build me?' says the Lord; 'Or what is the place of my rest?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:50 - Didn't my hand make all these things?'
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:51 - "You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Ruach HaKodesh! As your fathers did, so you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:52 - Which of the prophets didn't your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:53 - You received the law as it was ordained by angels, and didn't keep it!"

Stephen Put to Death

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:54 - Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:55 - But he, being full of the Ruach HaKodesh, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Yeshua standing on the right hand of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:56 - and said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:57 - But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed at him with one accord.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:58 - They threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Sha'ul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:59 - They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, "Lord Yeshua, receive my Spirit!"
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:60 - He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, don't hold this sin against them!" When he had said this, he fell asleep.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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