Acts 7:12-22 NIV

12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our forefathers on their first visit.

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13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph’s family.

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14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all.

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15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our ancestors died.

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16 Their bodies were brought back to Shechem and placed in the tomb that Abraham had bought from the sons of Hamor at Shechem for a certain sum of money.

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17 “As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased.

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18 Then ‘a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.’a

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    • u 7:18 - Exodus 1:8
      19 He dealt treacherously with our people and oppressed our ancestors by forcing them to throw out their newborn babies so that they would die.

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      20 “At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child.b For three months he was cared for by his family.

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        • v 7:20 - Or "was fair in the sight of God"
          21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him and brought him up as her own son.

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          22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.

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