Acts 7:31

31 When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to get a closer look, he heard the Lord say:

Acts 7:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,
ESV
31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and as he drew near to look, there came the voice of the Lord:
NLT
31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight. As he went to take a closer look, the voice of the LORD called out to him,
MSG
31 Moses, not believing his eyes, went up to take a closer look. He heard God's voice:
CSB
31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight. As he was approaching to look at it, the voice of the Lord came:

Acts 7:31 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 7:31

When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight
To see a bush on fire was no extraordinary thing; but to see a bush on fire, and yet not consumed by it, which was the case here, was wonderful indeed: and that an angel of the Lord, or the Lord himself, should appear in it, made it still more amazing; though, as yet, this was not observed by Moses, only the former; and which struck him with wonder, and excited his curiosity:

and as he drew near to behold it;
to take a more exact view of it, and satisfy himself with the truth of it, and, if it was possible, to find out the reason why it was not burnt:

the voice of the Lord came unto him;
to his ears, out of the bush, and expressed the following words.

Acts 7:31 In-Context

29 When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons.
30 “After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai.
31 When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to get a closer look, he heard the Lord say:
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.
33 “Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

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