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1 "Is this true?" the high priest asked. 1 Then the high priest asked him, "Are these charges true?"
2 "Brothers and fathers," he said, "listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he settled in Haran, 2 To this he replied: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran.
3 and said to him: Get out of your country and away from your relatives, and come to the land that I will show you. 3 'Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.'
4 "Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. And from there, after his father died, God had him move to this land in which you now live. 4 "So he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. After the death of his father, God sent him to this land where you are now living.
5 He didn't give him an inheritance in it, not even a foot of ground, but He promised to give it to him as a possession, and to his descendants after him, even though he was childless. 5 He gave him no inheritance here, not even a foot of ground. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though at that time Abraham had no child.
6 God spoke in this way: His descendants would be strangers in a foreign country, and they would enslave and oppress them for 400 years. 6 God spoke to him in this way: 'Your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years.
7 I will judge the nation that they will serve as slaves, God said. After this, they will come out and worship Me in this place. 7 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves,' God said, 'and afterward they will come out of that country and worship me in this place.'
8 Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision. This being so, he fathered Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; Isaac did the same with Jacob, and Jacob with the 12 patriarchs. 8 Then he gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision. And Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him eight days after his birth. Later Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs.
9 "The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt, but God was with him 9 "Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him
10 and rescued him out of all his troubles. He gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him governor over Egypt and over his whole household. 10 and rescued him from all his troubles. He gave Joseph wisdom and enabled him to gain the goodwill of Pharaoh king of Egypt; so he made him ruler over Egypt and all his palace.
11 Then a famine came over all of Egypt and Canaan, with great suffering, and our forefathers could find no food. 11 "Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our fathers could not find food.
12 When Jacob heard there was grain in Egypt, he sent our forefathers the first time. 12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit.
13 The second time, Joseph was revealed to his brothers, and Joseph's family became known to Pharaoh. 13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family.
14 Joseph then invited his father Jacob and all his relatives, 75 people in all, 14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all.
15 and Jacob went down to Egypt. He and our forefathers died there, 15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died.
16 were carried back to Shechem, and were placed in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem. 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.
17 "As the time was drawing near to fulfill the promise that God had made to Abraham, the people flourished and multiplied in Egypt 17 "As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt greatly increased.
18 until a different king ruled over Egypt who did not know Joseph. 18 Then another king, who knew nothing about Joseph, became ruler of Egypt.
19 He dealt deceitfully with our race and oppressed our forefathers by making them leave their infants outside so they wouldn't survive. 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.
20 At this time Moses was born, and he was beautiful before God. He was nursed in his father's home three months, 20 "At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child. For three months he was cared for in his father's house.
21 and when he was left outside, Pharaoh's daughter adopted and raised him as her own son. 21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him and brought him up as her own son.
22 So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was powerful in his speech and actions. 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.
23 "As he was approaching the age of 40, he decided to visit his brothers, the sons of Israel. 23 "When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his fellow Israelites.
24 When he saw one of them being mistreated, he came to his rescue and avenged the oppressed man by striking down the Egyptian. 24 He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian.
25 He assumed his brothers would understand that God would give them deliverance through him, but they did not understand. 25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not.
26 The next day he showed up while they were fighting and tried to reconcile them peacefully, saying, 'Men, you are brothers. Why are you mistreating each other?' 26 The next day Moses came upon two Israelites who were fighting. He tried to reconcile them by saying, 'Men, you are brothers; why do you want to hurt each other?'
27 "But the one who was mistreating his neighbor pushed him away, saying: Who appointed you a ruler and a judge over us? 27 "But the man who was mistreating the other pushed Moses aside and said, 'Who made you ruler and judge over us?
28 Do you want to kill me, the same way you killed the Egyptian yesterday? 28 Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?'
29 "At this disclosure, Moses fled and became an exile in the land of Midian, where he fathered two sons. 29 When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons.
30 After 40 years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the desert of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning bush. 30 "After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai.
31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight. As he was approaching to look at it, the voice of the Lord came: 31 When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to look more closely, he heard the Lord's voice:
32 I am the God of your forefathers-the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. So Moses began to tremble and did not dare to look. 32 'I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.' Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look.
33 "Then the Lord said to him: Take the sandals off your feet, because the place where you are standing is holy ground. 33 "Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off your sandals; the place where you are standing is holy ground.
34 I have certainly seen the oppression of My people in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to rescue them. And now, come, I will send you to Egypt. 34 I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free. Now come, I will send you back to Egypt.'
35 "This Moses, whom they rejected when they said, Who appointed you a ruler and a judge? -this one God sent as a ruler and a redeemer by means of the angel who appeared to him in the bush. 35 "This is the same Moses whom they had rejected with the words, 'Who made you ruler and judge?' He was sent to be their ruler and deliverer by God himself, through the angel who appeared to him in the bush.
36 This man led them out and performed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, at the Red Sea, and in the desert for 40 years. 36 He led them out of Egypt and did wonders and miraculous signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the desert.
37 "This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your brothers. 37 "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.'
38 He is the one who was in the congregation in the desert together with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our forefathers. He received living oracles to give to us. 38 He was in the assembly in the desert, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers; and he received living words to pass on to us.
39 Our forefathers were unwilling to obey him, but pushed him away, and in their hearts turned back to Egypt. 39 "But our fathers refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt.
40 They told Aaron: Make us gods who will go before us. As for this Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what's become of him. 40 They told Aaron, 'Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who led us out of Egypt--we don't know what has happened to him!'
41 They even made a calf in those days, offered sacrifice to the idol, and were celebrating what their hands had made. 41 That was the time they made an idol in the form of a calf. They brought sacrifices to it and held a celebration in honor of what their hands had made.
42 Then God turned away and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: Did you bring Me offerings and sacrifices for 40 years in the desert, O house of Israel? 42 But God turned away and gave them over to the worship of the heavenly bodies. This agrees with what is written in the book of the prophets: " 'Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the desert, O house of Israel?
43 No, you took up the tent of Moloch and the star of your god Rephan, the images that you made to worship. So I will deport you beyond Babylon! 43 You have lifted up the shrine of Molech and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon.
44 "Our forefathers had the tabernacle of the testimony in the desert, just as He who spoke to Moses commanded him to make it according to the pattern he had seen. 44 "Our forefathers had the tabernacle of the Testimony with them in the desert. It had been made as God directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen.
45 Our forefathers in turn received it and with Joshua brought it in when they dispossessed the nations that God drove out before our fathers, until the days of David. 45 Having received the tabernacle, our fathers under Joshua brought it with them when they took the land from the nations God drove out before them. It remained in the land until the time of David,
46 He found favor in God's sight and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. 46 who enjoyed God's favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.
47 But it was Solomon who built Him a house. 47 But it was Solomon who built the house for him.
48 However, the Most High does not dwell in sanctuaries made with hands, as the prophet says: 48 "However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says:
49 Heaven is My throne, and earth My footstool. What sort of house will you build for Me? says the Lord, or what is My resting place? 49 " 'Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be?
50 Did not My hand make all these things? 50 Has not my hand made all these things?'
51 "You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit; as your forefathers did, so do you. 51 "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!
52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become. 52 Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him--
53 You received the law under the direction of angels and yet have not kept it." 53 you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it."
54 When they heard these things, they were enraged in their hearts and gnashed their teeth at him. 54 When they heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him.
55 But Stephen, filled by the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He saw God's glory, with Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said, 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
56 "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!" 56 "Look," he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."
57 Then they screamed at the top of their voices, stopped their ears, and rushed together against him. 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him,
58 They threw him out of the city and began to stone him. And the witnesses laid their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
59 They were stoning Stephen as he called out: "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!" 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin!" And saying this, he fell asleep. 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep.