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Acts 7

WEB 1 The high priest said, "Are these things so?" NIV 1 Then the high priest asked him, "Are these charges true?" WEB 2 He said, "Brothers and fathers, listen. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, NIV 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. WEB 3 and said to him, 'Get out of your land, and from your relatives, and come into a land which I will show you.' NIV 3 'Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.' WEB 4 Then he came out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and lived in Haran. From there, when his father was dead, God moved him into this land, where you are now living. NIV 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. WEB 5 He gave him no inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on. He promised that he would give it to him in possession, and to his seed after him, when he still had no child. NIV 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. WEB 6 God spoke thus, that his seed would live as aliens in a strange land, and that they would be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years. NIV 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. WEB 7 'I will judge the nation to which they will be in bondage,' said God, 'and after that will they come out, and serve me in this place.' NIV 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.' WEB 8 He gave him the covenant of circumcision. So Abraham became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day. Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs. NIV 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. WEB 9 "The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt. God was with him, NIV 9 "Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him WEB 10 and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. He made him governor over Egypt and all his house. NIV 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. WEB 11 Now a famine came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction. Our fathers found no food. NIV 11 "Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our fathers could not find food. WEB 12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time. NIV 12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit. WEB 13 On the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's race was revealed to Pharaoh. NIV 13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family. WEB 14 Joseph sent, and called Jacob, his father, to him, and all his relatives, seventy-five souls. NIV 14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. WEB 15 Jacob went down into Egypt, and he died, himself and our fathers, NIV 15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died. WEB 16 and they were brought back to Shechem, and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a price in silver from the sons of Hamor of Shechem. NIV 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. WEB 17 "But as the time of the promise came close which God swore to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, NIV 17 "As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt greatly increased. WEB 18 until there arose a different king, who didn't know Joseph. NIV 18 Then another king, who knew nothing about Joseph, became ruler of Egypt. WEB 19 The same dealt slyly with our race, and mistreated our fathers, that they should throw out their babies, so that they wouldn't stay alive. NIV 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. WEB 20 At that time Moses was born, and was exceedingly handsome. He was nourished three months in his father's house. NIV 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. WEB 21 When he was thrown out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and reared him as her own son. NIV 21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. WEB 22 Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was mighty in his words and works. NIV 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. WEB 23 But when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel. NIV 23 "When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his fellow Israelites. WEB 24 Seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him who was oppressed, striking the Egyptian. NIV 24 He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian. WEB 25 He supposed that his brothers understood that God, by his hand, was giving them deliverance; but they didn't understand. NIV 25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not. WEB 26 The day following, he appeared to them as they fought, and urged them to be at peace again, saying, 'Sirs, you are brothers. Why do you wrong one to another?' NIV 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?' WEB 27 But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? NIV 27 "But the man who was mistreating the other pushed Moses aside and said, 'Who made you ruler and judge over us? WEB 28 Do you want to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?' NIV 28 Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?' WEB 29 Moses fled at this saying, and became an alien in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons. NIV 29 When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons. WEB 30 "When forty years were fulfilled, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush. NIV 30 "After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. WEB 31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight. As he came close to see, a voice of the Lord came to him, NIV 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: WEB 32 'I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' Moses trembled, and dared not look. NIV 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. WEB 33 The Lord said to him, 'Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground. NIV 33 "Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off your sandals; the place where you are standing is holy ground. WEB 34 I have surely seen the affliction of my people that is in Egypt, and have heard their groaning. I have come down to deliver them. Now come, I will send you into Egypt.' NIV 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.' WEB 35 "This Moses, whom they refused, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge?' -- God has sent him as both a ruler and a deliverer with the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush. NIV 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. WEB 36 This man led them forth, having worked wonders and signs in Egypt, in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years. NIV 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. WEB 37 This is that Moses, who said to the children of Israel, 'The Lord God will raise up a prophet to you from among your brothers, like me.' NIV 37 "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.' WEB 38 This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness with the angel that spoke to him in the Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, who received living oracles to give to us, NIV 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. WEB 39 to whom our fathers wouldn't be obedient, but rejected him, and turned back in their hearts to Egypt, NIV 39 "But our fathers refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt. WEB 40 saying to Aaron, 'Make us gods that will go before us, for as for this Moses, who led us forth out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him.' NIV 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!' WEB 41 They made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands. NIV 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. WEB 42 But God turned, and gave them up to serve the host of the sky, as it is written in the book of the prophets, 'Did you offer to me slain animals and sacrifices Forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? NIV 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? WEB 43 You took up the tent of Moloch, The star of your god Rephan, The figures which you made to worship. I will carry you away beyond Babylon.' NIV 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. WEB 44 "Our fathers had the tent of the testimony in the wilderness, even as he who spoke to Moses appointed, that he should make it according to the pattern that he had seen. NIV 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. WEB 45 Which also our fathers, in their turn, brought in with Joshua when they entered into the possession of the nations, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers, to the days of David, NIV 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, WEB 46 who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob. NIV 46 who enjoyed God's favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. WEB 47 But Solomon built him a house. NIV 47 But it was Solomon who built the house for him. WEB 48 However, the Most High doesn't dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says, NIV 48 "However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says: WEB 49 'heaven is my throne, And the earth the footstool of my feet. What kind of house will you build me?' says the Lord; 'Or what is the place of my rest? NIV 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? WEB 50 Didn't my hand make all these things?' NIV 50 Has not my hand made all these things?' WEB 51 "You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit! As your fathers did, so you do. NIV 51 "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! WEB 52 Which of the prophets didn't your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers. NIV 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-- WEB 53 You received the law as it was ordained by angels, and didn't keep it!" NIV 53 you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it." WEB 54 Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. NIV 54 When they heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. WEB 55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, NIV 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. WEB 56 and said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God!" NIV 56 "Look," he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." WEB 57 But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed at him with one accord. NIV 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, WEB 58 They threw him out of the city, and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. NIV 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. WEB 59 They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my Spirit!" NIV 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." WEB 60 He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, don't hold this sin against them!" When he had said this, he fell asleep. NIV 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.