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Acts 7 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Stephen’s Defense

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And the high priest said, “Are these things so?”

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And he said, “Hear me, brothers and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in [fn]Haran,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:3 - and said to him, ‘LEAVE YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR RELATIVES, AND COME INTO THE LAND THAT I WILL SHOW YOU.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:4 - “Then he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in [fn]Haran. From there, after his father died, God had him move to this country in which you are now living.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:5 - “But He gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot of ground, and He promised that HE WOULD GIVE IT TO HIM AS A POSSESSION, AND TO HIS SEED AFTER HIM, even when he had no child.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:6 - “But God spoke in this way, that his SEED WOULD BE SOJOURNERS IN A FOREIGN LAND, AND THAT THEY WOULD [fn]BE ENSLAVED AND MISTREATED FOR FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:7 - “‘AND I MYSELF WILL JUDGE THE NATION TO WHICH THEY WILL BE ENSLAVED,’ said God, ‘AND AFTER THAT THEY WILL COME OUT AND [fn]SERVE ME IN THIS PLACE.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:8 - “And He gave him [fn]the covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham was the father of Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac was the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.
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“And the patriarchs, becoming jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt. Yet God was with him,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:10 - and rescued him from all his afflictions, and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he appointed him governor over Egypt and all his household.
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“Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction with it, and our fathers [fn]could find no food.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:12 - “But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:13 - “And on the second visit Joseph [fn]made himself known to his brothers, and Joseph’s family was disclosed to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:14 - “Then Joseph sent word and invited Jacob his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five [fn]persons in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:15 - “And Jacob went down to Egypt and there he and our fathers died.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:16 - And from there they were removed to [fn]Shechem and placed in the tomb which Abraham had purchased for a sum of money from the sons of [fn]Hamor in [fn]Shechem.
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“But as the time of the promise was drawing near which God had assured to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:18 - until ANOTHER KING AROSE OVER EGYPT WHO DID NOT KNOW ABOUT JOSEPH.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:19 - “It was he who deceitfully took advantage of our family and mistreated our fathers to [fn]set their infants outside so that they would not survive.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:20 - “It was at this time that Moses was born, and he was lovely [fn]in the sight of God, and he was nurtured three months in his father’s home.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:21 - “And after he had been set outside, Pharaoh’s daughter [fn]took him away and nurtured him as her own son.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:22 - “And Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in words and deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:23 - “But when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his heart to visit his brothers, the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:24 - “And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took justice for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:25 - “And he supposed that his brothers understood that God was granting them salvation [fn]through him, but they did not understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:26 - “On the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers, why are you treating one another unjustly?’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:27 - “But the one who was treating his neighbor unjustly pushed him away, saying, ‘WHO MADE YOU A RULER AND JUDGE OVER US?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:28 - ‘DO YOU INTEND TO KILL ME AS YOU KILLED THE EGYPTIAN YESTERDAY?’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:29 - “At this remark, MOSES FLED AND BECAME A SOJOURNER IN THE LAND OF [fn]MIDIAN, where he was the father of two sons.
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“And after forty years had passed, AN ANGEL APPEARED TO HIM IN THE WILDERNESS OF MOUNT Sinai, IN THE FLAME OF A BURNING BUSH.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:31 - “When Moses saw it, he was marveling at the sight; and as he approached to look more closely, there came the voice of the [fn]Lord:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:32 - ‘I AM THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND ISAAC AND JACOB.’ Moses trembled with fear and would not dare to look.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:33 - “BUT THE [fn]LORD SAID TO HIM, ‘REMOVE THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLY GROUND.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:34 - ‘I HAVE SURELY SEEN THE OPPRESSION OF MY PEOPLE IN EGYPT AND HAVE HEARD THEIR GROANS, AND I HAVE COME DOWN TO DELIVER THEM; [fn]COME NOW, AND I WILL SEND YOU TO EGYPT.’
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“This Moses whom they disowned, saying, ‘WHO MADE YOU A RULER AND A JUDGE?’ is the one whom God [fn]sent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the [fn]help of the angel who appeared to him in the bush.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:36 - “This man led them out, doing wonders and [fn]signs in the land of Egypt and in the Red Sea and in the wilderness for forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:37 - “This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, ‘GOD WILL RAISE UP FOR YOU A PROPHET [fn]LIKE ME FROM YOUR BROTHERS.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:38 - “This is the one who, in the [fn]congregation in the wilderness, was with the angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai and with our fathers; the one who received living oracles to pass on to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:39 - “Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:40 - SAYING TO AARON, ‘MAKE FOR US GODS WHO WILL GO BEFORE US; FOR THIS MOSES WHO LED US OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPTWE DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAS BECOME OF HIM.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:41 - [fn]At that time they made a [fn]calf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:42 - “But God turned away and delivered them up to [fn]serve the [fn]host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, ‘DID YOU PRESENT ME WITH SLAIN BEASTS AND SACRIFICES FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:43 - ‘YOU ALSO TOOK ALONG THE TABERNACLE OF MOLOCH AND THE STAR OF THE GOD [fn]ROMPHA, THE IMAGES WHICH YOU MADE TO WORSHIP. I ALSO WILL REMOVE YOU BEYOND BABYLON.’
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“Our fathers had the tabernacle of testimony in the wilderness, just as He, who spoke to Moses, directed him to make it according to the pattern which he had seen.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:45 - “And having received it in their turn, our fathers brought it in with [fn]Joshua when they dispossessed the [fn]nations whom God drove out before our fathers, until the time of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:46 - David found favor in the sight of God, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the [fn]God of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:47 - “But Solomon built a house for Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:48 - “However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands, as the prophet says:
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‘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 REST?

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‘WAS IT NOT MY HAND WHICH MADE ALL THESE THINGS?’

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“You men—stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears—are always resisting the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:52 - “And which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:53 - you who received the Law as ordained by angels, and yet did not observe it.”

Stephen Is Stoned to Death

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Now when they heard this, they became furious in their hearts, and they began gnashing their teeth at him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:55 - But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:56 - and he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:57 - But crying out with a loud voice, they covered their ears and rushed at him with one accord.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:58 - And when they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him; and the witnesses laid aside their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:59 - They went on stoning Stephen as he was calling out and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:60 - Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” And having said this, he [fn]fell asleep.
LSB Footnotes
Gr Charran
Gr Charran
Lit enslave them and mistreat them
Or worship
Or a
Lit were not finding
Or was made known
Lit souls
Gr Sychem
Gr Emmor
Gr Sychem
Or put out to die
Lit to God
Or adopted him
Lit through his hand
Gr Madiam
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Ex 3:4
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Ex 3:4
Lit and now come!
Lit has sent
Lit hand
Or attesting miracles
Or as He raised up me
Gr ekklesia
Lit in those days
Or young bull
Or worship
Heavenly bodies
Other mss spell it: Romphan, or Rempham, or Raiphan, or Rephan
Gr Jesus
Or Gentiles
As in LXX; the earliest mss house
Died
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