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.