Acts 7:7

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.’a

Read Acts 7:7 Using Other Translations

And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.
'But I will judge the nation that they serve,' said God, 'and after that they shall come out and worship me in this place.'
‘But I will punish the nation that enslaves them,’ God said, ‘and in the end they will come out and worship me here in this place.’

What does Acts 7:7 mean?

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

And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage
At the end of the four hundred years, and which was the Egyptian nation:

I will judge, said God;
that is, condemn and punish them, as he did, by inflicting the ten plagues upon them:

and after that they shall come forth;
out of the land of Egypt, and their hard bondage there; and which was brought about by the judgments executed upon the Egyptians:

and serve me in this place;
in the land of Canaan; though these words are not to be found in ( Genesis 15:13 ) what comes nearest them is in ( Exodus 3:12 ) . "Ye shall serve God upon this mountain"; meaning Mount Horeb, where Moses then was, and from whence the law was afterwards given.

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