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Acts 7:2-52

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. 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. NIV 3 'Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.' NIV 3 'Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.' 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.' 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.' 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. 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. NIV 9 "Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into 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 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. 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. NIV 11 "Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our fathers could not find food. NIV 11 "Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our fathers could not find food. NIV 12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit. NIV 12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit. NIV 13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family. NIV 13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family. NIV 14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. NIV 14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. NIV 15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died. NIV 15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died. 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. 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. NIV 17 "As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt greatly increased. NIV 17 "As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt greatly increased. NIV 18 Then another king, who knew nothing about Joseph, became ruler of Egypt. NIV 18 Then another king, who knew nothing about Joseph, became ruler of Egypt. 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh's daughter took 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. NIV 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. NIV 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. NIV 23 "When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his fellow Israelites. NIV 23 "When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his fellow Israelites. 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. 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. NIV 25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not. NIV 25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not. 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?' 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?' NIV 27 "But the man who was mistreating the other pushed Moses aside and said, 'Who made you ruler 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? NIV 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?' NIV 29 When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons. NIV 29 When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons. 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. 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. 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: 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: 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. 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. NIV 33 "Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off your sandals; the place where 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. 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.' 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.' 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 37 "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.' NIV 37 "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.' 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. 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. NIV 39 "But our fathers refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him 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. 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!' 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!' 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. 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. 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? 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? 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. 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. 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. 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. 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, 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, NIV 46 who enjoyed God's favor and asked that he might 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. NIV 47 But it was Solomon who built the house for him. NIV 47 But it was Solomon who built the house for him. NIV 48 "However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says: NIV 48 "However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says: 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? 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? NIV 50 Has not my hand made all these things?' NIV 50 Has not my hand made all these things?' NIV 51 "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! NIV 51 "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 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-- 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--