Acts 7:39

39 “But our ancestors refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt.

Read Acts 7:39 Using Other Translations

To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt,
“But our ancestors refused to listen to Moses. They rejected him and wanted to return to Egypt.

What does Acts 7:39 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 7:39

To whom our fathers would not obey
But often murmured against him, and were disobedient to him, and to the oracles he delivered to them, and so to God, whose oracles they were:

but thrust him from them;
as one of the two Hebrews did, when he interposed to make up the difference between them; and which was an emblem and presage of what that people would afterwards do; ( Acts 7:27 )

and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt;
they wished themselves there again, they lusted after the fish, the cucumbers, the melons, leeks, onions, and garlic there; and went so far as to move for a captain, and even to appoint one to lead them back thither again.

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