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Acts 7 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:1 - The high priest said, “Are these things so?”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:2 - And he said, “Hear me, brethren 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 yet, even when he had no child, He promised that HE WOULD GIVE IT TO HIM AS A POSSESSION, AND TO HIS DESCENDANTS AFTER HIM.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:6 - “But God spoke to this effect, that his DESCENDANTS WOULD BE ALIENS IN A FOREIGN LAND, AND THAT THEY WOULD [fn]BE ENSLAVED AND MISTREATED FOR FOUR HUNDRED YEARS.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:7 - “ ‘AND WHATEVER NATION TO WHICH THEY WILL BE IN BONDAGE I MYSELF WILL JUDGE,’ 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 became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:9 - “The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and 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 made him governor over Egypt and all his household.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:11 - “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 - “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 - From there they were removed to [fn]Shechem and laid in the tomb which Abraham had purchased for a sum of money from the sons of [fn]Hamor in [fn]Shechem.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:17 - “But as the time of the promise was approaching which God had assured to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:18 - until THERE AROSE ANOTHER KING OVER EGYPT WHO KNEW NOTHING ABOUT JOSEPH.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:19 - “It was he who took shrewd advantage of our race and mistreated our fathers so that they would [fn]expose their infants and 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 - “Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:23 - “But when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his [fn]mind to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:24 - “And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:25 - “And he supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them [fn]deliverance [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 brethren, why do you injure one another?’

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:27 - “But the one who was injuring his neighbor pushed him away, saying, ‘WHO MADE YOU A RULER AND JUDGE OVER US?

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:28 - ‘YOU DO NOT MEAN TO KILL ME AS YOU KILLED THE EGYPTIAN YESTERDAY, DO YOU?’

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:29 - “At this remark, MOSES FLED AND BECAME AN ALIEN IN THE LAND OF [fn]MIDIAN, where he became the father of two sons.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:30 - “After forty years had passed, AN ANGEL APPEARED TO HIM IN THE WILDERNESS OF MOUNT Sinai, IN THE FLAME OF A BURNING THORN BUSH.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:31 - “When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he approached to look more closely, there came the voice of the Lord:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:32 - ‘I AM THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND ISAAC AND JACOB.’ Moses shook with fear and would not venture to look.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:33 - “BUT THE LORD SAID TO HIM, ‘TAKE OFF THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLY GROUND.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:34 - ‘I HAVE CERTAINLY SEEN THE OPPRESSION OF MY PEOPLE IN EGYPT AND HAVE HEARD THEIR GROANS, AND I HAVE COME DOWN TO RESCUE THEM; [fn]COME NOW, AND I WILL SEND YOU TO EGYPT.’

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:35 - “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 thorn bush.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:36 - “This man led them out, performing 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 BRETHREN.’

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:38 - “This is the one who was in the [fn]congregation in the wilderness together with the angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received living oracles to pass on to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:39 - “Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but repudiated 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 HAPPENED TO 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, ‘IT WAS NOT TO ME THAT YOU OFFERED VICTIMS AND SACRIFICES FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS, WAS IT, 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.’

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:44 - “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 upon dispossessing the [fn]nations whom God drove out before our fathers, until the time of David.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:46 - David found favor in God’s sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the [fn]God of Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:47 - “But it was Solomon who 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:49 - ‘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?

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:50 - ‘WAS IT NOT MY HAND WHICH MADE ALL THESE THINGS?’

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:51 - “You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:52 - “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 keep it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:54 - Now when they heard this, they were cut to the quick, 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 they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears and rushed at him with one impulse.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:58 - When they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him; and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:59 - They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “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!” Having said this, he [fn]fell asleep.
NASB Footnotes
Gr Charran
Gr Charran
Literally: enslave them and mistreat them
Or, worship
Or, a
Literally: were not finding
Or, was made known
Literally: souls
Gr Sychem
Gr Emmor
Or, put out to die
Literally: to God
Or, adopted him
Literally: heart
Or, salvation
Literally: through his hand
Gr Madiam
Literally: and now come!
Literally: has sent
Literally: hand
Or, attesting miracles
Or, as He raised up me
Gr ekklesia
Literally: in those days
Or, young bull
Or, worship
I.e. heavenly bodies
Other mss spell it: Romphan, or Rempham, or Raiphan, or Rephan
Gr Jesus
Or, Gentiles
The earliest mss read house instead of God; the Septuagint reads God
I.e. died

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