Parallel Bible results for Acts 7

Weymouth New Testament

New International Version

Acts 7

WNT 1 Then the High Priest asked him, "Are these statements true?" NIV 1 Then the high priest asked him, "Are these charges true?" WNT 2 The reply of Stephen was, "Sirs--brethren and fathers--listen to me. God Most Glorious appeared to our forefather Abraham when he was living in Mesopotamia, before he settled 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. WNT 3 and said to him, "`Leave your country and your relatives, and go into whatever land I point out to you.' NIV 3 'Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.' WNT 4 "Thereupon he left Chaldaea and settled in Haran till after the death of his father, when God caused him to remove into this country where you now live. 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. WNT 5 But he gave him no inheritance in it, no, not a single square yard of ground. And yet He promised to bestow the land as a permanent possession on him and his posterity after him--and promised this at a time when Abraham was childless. 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. WNT 6 And God declared that Abraham's posterity should for four hundred years make their home in a country not their own, and be reduced to slavery and be oppressed. 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. WNT 7 "`And the nation, whichever it is, that enslaves them, I will judge,' said God; `and afterwards they shall come out, and they shall worship 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.' WNT 8 "Then He gave him the Covenant of circumcision, and under this Covenant he became the father of Isaac--whom he circumcised on 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. WNT 9 "The Patriarchs were jealous of Joseph and sold him into slavery in Egypt. But 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 WNT 10 and delivered him from all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him governor over Egypt and all the royal household. 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. WNT 11 But there came a famine throughout the whole of Egypt and Canaan--and great distress--so that our forefathers could find no food. NIV 11 "Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our fathers could not find food. WNT 12 When, however, Jacob heard that there was wheat to be had, he sent our forefathers into Egypt; that was the first time. NIV 12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit. WNT 13 On their second visit Joseph made himself known to his brothers, and Pharaoh was informed of Joseph's parentage. NIV 13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family. WNT 14 Then Joseph sent and invited his father Jacob and all his family, numbering seventy-five persons, to come to him, NIV 14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. WNT 15 and Jacob went down into Egypt. There he died, and so did our forefathers, NIV 15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died. WNT 16 and they were taken to Shechem and were laid in the tomb which Abraham had bought from the sons of Hamor at Shechem for a sum of money paid in silver. 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. WNT 17 "But as the time drew near for the fulfilment of the promise which God had made to Abraham, the people became many times more numerous 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. WNT 18 until there arose a foreign king over Egypt who knew nothing of Joseph. NIV 18 Then another king, who knew nothing about Joseph, became ruler of Egypt. WNT 19 He adopted a crafty policy towards our race, and oppressed our forefathers, making them cast out their infants so that they might not be permitted to live. 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. WNT 20 At this time Moses was born--a wonderfully beautiful child; and for three months he was cared for 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. WNT 21 At length he was cast out, but Pharaoh's daughter adopted him, and brought him up as her own son. NIV 21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. WNT 22 So Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and possessed great influence through his eloquence and his achievements. NIV 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. WNT 23 "And when he was just forty years old, it occurred to him to visit his brethren the descendants of Israel. NIV 23 "When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his fellow Israelites. WNT 24 Seeing one of them wrongfully treated he took his part, and secured justice for the ill-treated man by striking down 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. WNT 25 He supposed his brethren to be aware that by him God was sending them deliverance; this, however, they did not understand. NIV 25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not. WNT 26 The next day, also, he came and found two of them fighting, and he endeavoured to make peace between them. "`Sirs,' he said, `you are brothers. Why are you wronging one 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?' WNT 27 "But the man who was doing the wrong resented his interference, and asked, "`Who appointed you magistrate and 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? WNT 28 Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?' NIV 28 Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?' WNT 29 "Alarmed at this question, Moses fled from the country and went to live in the land of Midian. There 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. WNT 30 "But at the end of forty years there appeared to him in the Desert of Mount Sinai an angel in the middle of 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. WNT 31 When Moses saw this he wondered at the sight; but on his going up to look further, the voice of the Lord was heard, saying, 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: WNT 32 "`I am the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob.' "Quaking with fear Moses did not dare gaze. 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. WNT 33 "`Take off your shoes,' said the Lord, `for the spot on which you are standing is holy ground. NIV 33 "Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off your sandals; the place where you are standing is holy ground. WNT 34 I have seen, yes, I have seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their groans, and I have come down to deliver them. And now I will send you to 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.' WNT 35 "The Moses whom they rejected, asking him, `Who appointed you magistrate and judge?' --that same Moses we find God sending as a magistrate and a deliverer by the help 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. WNT 36 This was he who brought them out, after performing marvels and signs in Egypt and at the Red Sea, and in the Desert for 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. WNT 37 This is the Moses who said to the descendants of Israel, "`God will raise up a Prophet for you, from among your brethren, just as He raised me up.' NIV 37 "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.' WNT 38 `This is he who was among the Congregation in the Desert, together with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai and with our forefathers, who received ever-living utterances to hand on 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. WNT 39 "Our forefathers, however, would not submit to him, but spurned his authority and in their hearts turned back to Egypt. NIV 39 "But our fathers refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt. WNT 40 They said to Aaron, "`Make gods for us, to march in front of us; for as for this Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not 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!' WNT 41 "Moreover they made a calf at that time, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and kept rejoicing in the gods which their own hands had made. 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. WNT 42 So God turned from them and gave them up to the worship of the Host of Heaven, as it is written in the Book of the Prophets, "'Were they victims and sacrifices which you offered Me, forty years in the Desert, 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? WNT 43 Yes, you lifted up Moloch's tent and the Star of the God Rephan--the images which you made in order to worship them; and I will remove you 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. WNT 44 "Our forefathers had the Tent of the Testimony in the Desert, built as He who spoke to Moses had instructed him to make it in imitation of the model which 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. WNT 45 That Tent was bequeathed to the next generation of our forefathers. Under Joshua they brought it with them when they were taking possession of the land of the Gentile nations, whom God drove out before them. So it continued till David's time. 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, WNT 46 David obtained favour with God, and asked leave to provide a dwelling-place 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. WNT 47 But it was Solomon who built a house for Him. NIV 47 But it was Solomon who built the house for him. WNT 48 Yet the Most High does not dwell in buildings erected by men's hands. But, as the Prophet declares, NIV 48 "However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says: WNT 49 "`The sky is My throne, and earth is the footstool for My feet. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what resting place shall I have? 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? WNT 50 Did not My hand form this universe.' NIV 50 Has not my hand made all these things?' WNT 51 "O stiff-necked men, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you also are continually at strife with the Holy Spirit--just as your forefathers were. NIV 51 "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! WNT 52 Which of the Prophets did not your forefathers persecute? Yes, they killed those who announced beforehand the advent of the righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become-- 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-- WNT 53 you who received the Law given through angels, and yet have not obeyed it." NIV 53 you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it." WNT 54 As they listened to these words, they became infuriated and gnashed their teeth at him. NIV 54 When they heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. WNT 55 But, full of the Holy Spirit and looking up to Heaven, Stephen saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at God's right hand. 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. WNT 56 "I can see Heaven wide open," he said, "and the Son of Man standing at God's right hand." NIV 56 "Look," he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." WNT 57 Upon this, with a loud outcry they stopped their ears, rushed upon Stephen in a body, NIV 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, WNT 58 dragged him out of the city, and stoned him, the witnesses throwing off their outer garments and giving them into the care of a young man called 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. WNT 59 So they stoned Stephen, while he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." NIV 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." WNT 60 Then, rising on his knees, he cried aloud, "Lord, do not reckon this sin against them." And with these words 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.