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Acts 7

Chapter 7

7:9  And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

God

Jehovah. Genesis 39:2 .

7:14  Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.

kindred

Cf. (See Scofield "Genesis 46:26") . There is no real contradiction. The "house of Jacob" numbered seventy but the "kindred" would include the wives of Jacob's sons.

7:16  And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.

sepulchre

(See Scofield "Genesis 23:4") .

7:30  And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.

angel

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

7:35  This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.

angel

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

7:37  This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.

Lord

Jehovah. Deuteronomy 18:15 .

7:38  This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:

church

Israel in the land is never called a church. In the wilderness Israel was a true church (G. ecclesia = called-out assembly), but in striking contrast with the N.T. ecclesia

(See Scofield "Matthew 16:18") .

angel (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

7:45  Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;

Jesus

i.e. Joshua.

7:49  Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

Lord

Jehovah. Isaiah 66:1 Isaiah 66:2 .

7:53  Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

angels

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

7:54  When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

When they heard

They had brought false witnesses against Stephen; he bears true witness against them, quoting the testimony of writers they owned to be inspired. He speaks of the persistent rejection of God and His servants by the nation til at last it is brought home to themselves, and arouses the maddened enmity of their hearts. It was the final trial of the nation.

7:59  And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

God

Omit God. Lit. And were stoning Stephen as he was invoking and saying, Lord Jesus, give welcome unto my spirit.

7:60  And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

sin

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

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