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Acts 7:2-52

NRS 2 And Stephen replied: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me. The God of glory appeared to our ancestor 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. NRS 3 and said to him, "Leave your country and your relatives and go to the land that I will show you.' NIV 3 'Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.' NRS 4 Then he left the country of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. After his father died, God had him move from there to this country in which 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. NRS 5 He did not give him any of it as a heritage, not even a foot's length, but promised to give it to him as his possession and to his descendants after him, even though he 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. NRS 6 And God spoke in these terms, that his descendants would be resident aliens in a country belonging to others, who would enslave them and mistreat them during 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. NRS 7 "But I will judge the nation that they serve,' said God, "and after that they shall come out 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.' NRS 8 Then he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob 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. NRS 9 "The patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him 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 NRS 10 and rescued him from all his afflictions, and enabled him to win favor and to show wisdom when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and over all his 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. NRS 11 Now there came a famine throughout Egypt and Canaan, and great suffering, and our ancestors could find no food. NIV 11 "Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our fathers could not find food. NRS 12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors there on their first visit. NIV 12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers on their first visit. NRS 13 On the second visit Joseph made himself known to his brothers, and Joseph's family became known to Pharaoh. NIV 13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph's family. NRS 14 Then Joseph sent and invited his father Jacob and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five in all; NIV 14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. NRS 15 so Jacob went down to Egypt. He himself died there as well as our ancestors, NIV 15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our fathers died. NRS 16 and their bodies were brought back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in 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. NRS 17 "But as the time drew near for the fulfillment of the promise that God had made to Abraham, our people in Egypt increased and multiplied NIV 17 "As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt greatly increased. NRS 18 until another king who had not known Joseph ruled over Egypt. NIV 18 Then another king, who knew nothing about Joseph, became ruler of Egypt. NRS 19 He dealt craftily with our race and forced our ancestors to abandon their infants 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. NRS 20 At this time Moses was born, and he was beautiful before God. For three months he was brought up 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. NRS 21 and when he was abandoned, 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. NRS 22 So Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in his words and deeds. NIV 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. NRS 23 "When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his relatives, the Israelites. NIV 23 "When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his fellow Israelites. NRS 24 When he saw one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him 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. NRS 25 He supposed that his kinsfolk would understand that God through him was rescuing them, but 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. NRS 26 The next day he came to some of them as they were quarreling and tried to reconcile them, saying, "Men, you are brothers; why do you wrong 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?' NRS 27 But the man who was wronging his neighbor pushed Moses aside, 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? NRS 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?' NRS 29 When he heard this, Moses fled and became a resident alien 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. NRS 30 "Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning 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. NRS 31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight; and as he approached to look, there came the voice of the Lord: 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: NRS 32 "I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.' Moses began to tremble 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. NRS 33 Then the Lord said to him, "Take off the sandals from your feet, for 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. NRS 34 I have surely seen the mistreatment of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to rescue them. Come 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.' NRS 35 "It was this Moses whom they rejected when they said, "Who made you a ruler and a judge?' and whom God now sent as both ruler and liberator 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. NRS 36 He led them out, having performed wonders and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea, and in the wilderness 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. NRS 37 This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, "God will raise up a prophet for you from your own people 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.' NRS 38 He is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he 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. NRS 39 Our ancestors were unwilling to obey him; instead, they pushed him aside, and in their hearts they 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. NRS 40 saying to Aaron, "Make gods for us who will lead the way for us; as for this Moses who led us out from the land of Egypt, we do not 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!' NRS 41 At that time they made a calf, offered a sacrifice to the idol, and reveled 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. NRS 42 But God turned away from them and handed them over to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: "Did you offer to me slain victims 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? NRS 43 No; you took along the tent of Moloch, and the star of your god Rephan, the images that you made to worship; so 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. NRS 44 "Our ancestors had the tent of testimony in the wilderness, as God directed when he spoke to Moses, ordering him to make it 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. NRS 45 Our ancestors in turn brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations that God drove out before our ancestors. And it was there 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, NRS 46 who found favor with God and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the house of Jacob. NIV 46 who enjoyed God's favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. NRS 47 But it was Solomon who built a house for him. NIV 47 But it was Solomon who built the house for him. NRS 48 Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made with human hands; as the prophet says, NIV 48 "However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says: NRS 49 "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for 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? NRS 50 Did not my hand make all these things?' NIV 50 Has not my hand made all these things?' NRS 51 "You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you are forever opposing the Holy Spirit, just as your ancestors used to do. NIV 51 "You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! NRS 52 Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, and now you have become his 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--