Acts 7:22-43 Darby’s Translation

22  And Moses was instructed in all [the] wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds. 23  And when a period of forty years was fulfilled to him, it came into his heart to look upon his brethren, the sons of Israel; 24  and seeing a certain one wronged, he defended [him], and avenged him that was being oppressed, smiting the Egyptian. 25  For he thought that his brethren would understand that God by his hand was giving them deliverance. But they understood not. 26  And on the morrow he shewed himself to them as they were contending, and compelled them to peace, saying, Ye are brethren, why do ye wrong one another? 27  But he that was wronging his neighbour thrust him away, saying, Who established thee ruler and judge over us? 28  Dost thou wish to kill me as thou killedst the Egyptian yesterday? 29  And Moses fled at this saying, and became a sojourner in the land of Madiam, where he begat two sons.

30  And when forty years were fulfilled, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sinai, in a flame of fire of a bush. 31  And Moses seeing it wondered at the vision; and as he went up to consider it, there was a voice of [the] Lord, 32  I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob. And Moses trembled, and durst not consider [it]. 33  And the Lord said to him, Loose the sandal of thy feet, for the place on which thou standest is holy ground. 34  I have surely seen the ill treatment of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groan, and have come down to take them out of it; and now, come, I will send thee to Egypt. 35  This Moses, whom they refused, saying, Who made thee ruler and judge? him did God send [to be] a ruler and deliverer with the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush. 36  He led them out, having wrought wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years. 37  This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, A prophet shall God raise up to you out of your brethren like me [him shall ye hear]. 38  This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers; who received living oracles to give to us; 39  to whom our fathers would not be subject, but thrust [him] from them, and in their hearts turned back to Egypt, 40  saying to Aaron, Make us gods who shall go before us; for this Moses, who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what has happened to him. 41  And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

42  But God turned and delivered them up to serve the host of heaven; as it is written in [the] book of the prophets, Have ye offered me victims and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? 43  Yea, ye took up the tent of Moloch, and the star of [your] god Remphan, the forms which ye made to do homage to them; and I will transport you beyond Babylon.


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