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Acts 7:2-52

CJB 2 and Stephen said: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to Avraham avinu in Mesopotamia before he lived in Haran NIV 2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran. CJB 3 and said to him, 'Leave your land and your family, and go into the land that I will show you.' NIV 3 ‘Leave your country and your people,’ God said, ‘and go to the land I will show you.’ CJB 4 So he left the land of the Kasdim and lived in Haran. After his father died, God made him move to this land where you are living now. NIV 4 “So he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Harran. After the death of his father, God sent him to this land where you are now living. CJB 5 He gave him no inheritance in it, not even space for one foot; yet he promised to give it to him as a possession and to his descendants after him, even though at the time he was childless. NIV 5 He gave him no inheritance here, not even enough ground to set his foot on. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though at that time Abraham had no child. CJB 6 What God said to him was, 'Your descendants will be aliens in a foreign land, where they will be in slavery and oppressed for four hundred years. NIV 6 God spoke to him in this way: ‘For four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated. CJB 7 But I will judge the nation that enslaves them,' God said, 'and afterwards they will leave and worship me in this place.' NIV 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.’ CJB 8 And he gave him b'rit-milah. So he became the father of Yitz'chak and did his b'rit-milah on the eighth day, and Yitz'chak became the father of Ya'akov, and Ya'akov became the father of the Twelve Patriarchs. NIV 8 Then he gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision. And Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him eight days after his birth. Later Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs. CJB 9 "Now the Patriarchs grew jealous of Yosef and sold him into slavery in Egypt. But ADONAI was with him; NIV 9 “Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him CJB 10 he rescued him from all his troubles and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him chief administrator over Egypt and over all his household. t NIV 10 and rescued him from all his troubles. He gave Joseph wisdom and enabled him to gain the goodwill of Pharaoh king of Egypt. So Pharaoh made him ruler over Egypt and all his palace. CJB 11 Now there came a famine that caused much suffering throughout Egypt and Kena'anu NIV 11 “Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our ancestors could not find food. CJB 12 But when Ya'akov heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time. NIV 12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our forefathers on their first visit. CJB 13 The second time, Yosef revealed his identity to his brothers, and Yosef's family became known to Pharaoh. NIV 13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph’s family. CJB 14 Yosef then sent for his father Ya'akov and all his relatives, seventy-five people. NIV 14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. CJB 15 And Ya'akov went down to Egypt; there he died, as did our other ancestors. NIV 15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our ancestors died. CJB 16 Their bodies were removed to Sh'khem and buried in the tomb Avraham had bought from the family of Hamor in Sh'khem for a certain sum of money. NIV 16 Their bodies were brought back to Shechem and placed in the tomb that Abraham had bought from the sons of Hamor at Shechem for a certain sum of money. CJB 17 "As the time drew near for the fulfillment of the promise God had made to Avraham, the number of our people in Egypt increased greatly, NIV 17 “As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased. CJB 18 until there arose another king over Egypt who had no knowledge of Yosef. NIV 18 Then ‘a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.’ CJB 19 With cruel cunning this man forced our fathers to put their newborn babies outside their homes, so that they would not survive. NIV 19 He dealt treacherously with our people and oppressed our ancestors by forcing them to throw out their newborn babies so that they would die. CJB 20 "It was then that Moshe was born, and he was beautiful in God's sight. For three months he was reared in his father's house; NIV 20 “At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child. For three months he was cared for by his family. CJB 21 and when he was put out of his home, Pharaoh's daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. NIV 21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. CJB 22 So Moshe was trained in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and became both a powerful speaker and a man of action. NIV 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. CJB 23 "But when he was forty years old, the thought came to him to visit his brothers, the people of Isra'el. NIV 23 “When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his own people, the Israelites. CJB 24 On seeing one of them being mistreated, he went to his defense and took revenge by striking down the Egyptian. NIV 24 He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian. CJB 25 He supposed his brothers would understand that God was using him to rescue them, but they didn't understand. NIV 25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not. CJB 26 When he appeared the next day, as they were fighting, and tried to make peace between them by saying, 'Men, you are brothers! Why do you want to hurt each other?' NIV 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?’ CJB 27 the one who was mistreating his fellow pushed Moshe away and said, 'Who made you a ruler and judge over us? NIV 27 “But the man who was mistreating the other pushed Moses aside and said, ‘Who made you ruler and judge over us? CJB 28 Do you want to kill me, the way you killed that Egyptian yesterday?' NIV 28 Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?’ CJB 29 On hearing this, Moshe fled the country and became an exile in the land of Midyan, where he had two sons. NIV 29 When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons. CJB 30 "After forty more years, an angel appeared to him in the desert near Mount Sinai in the flames of a burning thorn bush. NIV 30 “After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. CJB 31 When Moshe saw this, he was amazed at the sight; and as he approached to get a better look, there came the voice of ADONAI, NIV 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: CJB 32 'I am the God of your fathers, the God of Avraham, Yitz'chak and Ya'akov.' But Moshe trembled with fear and didn't dare to look. NIV 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. CJB 33 ADONAI said to him, 'Take off your sandals, because the place where you are standing is holy ground. NIV 33 “Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. CJB 34 I have clearly seen how My people are being oppressed in Egypt, I have heard their cry, and I have come down to rescue them, and now I will send you to Egypt.' NIV 34 I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free. Now come, I will send you back to Egypt.’ CJB 35 "This Moshe, whom they rejected, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and judge?' is the very one whom God sent as both ruler and ransomer by means of the angel that appeared to him in the thorn bush. NIV 35 “This is the same Moses they had rejected with the words, ‘Who made you ruler and judge?’ He was sent to be their ruler and deliverer by God himself, through the angel who appeared to him in the bush. CJB 36 This man led them out, performing miracles and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and in the wilderness for forty years. NIV 36 He led them out of Egypt and performed wonders and signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the wilderness. CJB 37 This is the Moshe who said to the people of Isra'el, 'God will raise up a prophet like me from among your brothers' NIV 37 “This is the Moses who told the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your own people.’ CJB 38 This is the man who was in the assembly in the wilderness, accompanied by the angel that had spoken to him at Mount Sinai and by our fathers, the man who was given living words to pass on to us. NIV 38 He was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors; and he received living words to pass on to us. CJB 39 "But our fathers did not want to obey him. On the contrary, they rejected him and in their hearts turned to Egypt, NIV 39 “But our ancestors refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt. CJB 40 saying to Aharon, 'Make us some gods to lead us; because this Moshe, who led us out of Egypt - we don't know what has become of him.'a NIV 40 They told Aaron, ‘Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who led us out of Egypt—we don’t know what has happened to him!’ CJB 41 That was when they made an idol in the shape of a calf and offered a sacrifice to it and held a celebration in honor of what they had made with their own hands. NIV 41 That was the time they made an idol in the form of a calf. They brought sacrifices to it and reveled in what their own hands had made. CJB 42 So God turned away from them and gave them over to worship the starsb - as has been written in the book of the prophets, 'People of Isra'el, it was not to me that you offered slaughtered animals and sacrifices for forty years in the wilderness! NIV 42 But God turned away from them and gave them over to the worship of the sun, moon and stars. This agrees with what is written in the book of the prophets: “ ‘Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel? CJB 43 No, you carried the tent of Molekh and the star of your god Reifan, the idols you made so that you could worship them. Therefore, I will send you into exile beyond Bavel.' NIV 43 You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile’ beyond Babylon. CJB 44 "Our fathers had the Tent of Witness in the wilderness. It had been made just as God, who spoke to Moshe, had ordered it made, according to the pattern Moshe had seen. NIV 44 “Our ancestors had the tabernacle of the covenant law with them in the wilderness. It had been made as God directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen. CJB 45 Later on, our fathers who had received it brought it in with Y'hoshua when they took the Land away from the nations that God drove out before them. "So it was until the days of David. NIV 45 After receiving the tabernacle, our ancestors under Joshua brought it with them when they took the land from the nations God drove out before them. It remained in the land until the time of David, CJB 46 He enjoyed God's favor and asked if he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Ya'akov NIV 46 who enjoyed God’s favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. CJB 47 and Shlomo did build him a house. NIV 47 But it was Solomon who built a house for him. CJB 48 But Ha'Elyon does not live in places made by hand! As the prophet says, NIV 48 “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says: CJB 49 'Heaven is my throne,' says ADONAI, 'and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house could you build for me? What kind of place could you devise for my rest? NIV 49 “ ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be? CJB 50 Didn't I myself make all these things?' NIV 50 Has not my hand made all these things?’ CJB 51 "Stiffnecked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You continually oppose the Ruach HaKodesh! You do the same things your fathers did! NIV 51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! CJB 52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who told in advance about the coming of the Tzaddik, and now you have become his betrayers and murderers! - NIV 52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him—

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