Acts 7:12-22 NIV

12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit.1

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13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was,2 and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family.3

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14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family,4 seventy-five in all.5

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15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died.6

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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.7

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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 greatly increased.8

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18 Then another king, who knew nothing about Joseph, became ruler of Egypt.9

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19 He dealt treacherously with our people and oppressed our forefathers by forcing them to throw out their newborn babies so that they would die.10

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20 "At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child.a For three months he was cared for in his father's house.11

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    • c 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.12

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      22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians13 and was powerful in speech and action.

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