Acts 7:25

25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not.

Acts 7:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.
ESV
25 He supposed that his brothers would understand that God was giving them salvation by his hand, but they did not understand.
NLT
25 Moses assumed his fellow Israelites would realize that God had sent him to rescue them, but they didn’t.
MSG
25 He thought his brothers would be glad that he was on their side, and even see him as an instrument of God to deliver them. But they didn't see it that way.
CSB
25 He assumed his brothers would understand that God would give them deliverance through him, but they did not understand.

Acts 7:25 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 7:25

For he supposed his brethren would have understood him,
&c.] From his being an Hebrew in such high life; from his wonderful birth, and miraculous preservation in his infancy, and education in Pharaoh's court; and from the promise of God that he would visit them and save them:

how that God by his hand would deliver them:
wherefore he was the more emboldened to kill the Egyptian, believing that his brethren would make no advantage of it against him; but look upon it as a beginning and pledge of their deliverance by him:

but they understood not;
or "him not", as the Ethiopic version reads; they did not understand that he was to be their deliverer, or that this action of his was a token of it.

Acts 7:25 In-Context

23 “When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his own people, the Israelites.
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 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not.
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 man who was mistreating the other pushed Moses aside and said, ‘Who made you ruler and judge over us?