7:1 Then said the high priest, Are these things so?
7:1 Then the high priest said, "Are these things so?"

7:2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,
7:2 And he said, "Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,

7:3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.
7:3 "and said to him, 'Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.'

7:4 Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.
7:4 "Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell.

7:5 And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not [so much as] to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when [as yet] he had no child.
7:5 "And God gave him no inheritance in it, not even enough to set his foot on. But even when Abraham had no child, He promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his descendants after him.

7:6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat [them] evil four hundred years.
7:6 "But God spoke in this way: that his descendants would dwell in a foreign land, and that they would bring them into bondage and oppress them four hundred years.

7:7 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.
7:7 'And the nation to whom they will be in bondage I will judge,' said God, 'and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place.'

7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so [Abraham] begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac [begat] Jacob; and Jacob [begat] the twelve patriarchs.
7:8 "Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham begot Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot the twelve patriarchs.

7:9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,
7:9 "And the patriarchs, becoming envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God was with him

7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
7:10 "and delivered him out of all his troubles, and gave him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

7:11 Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.
7:11 "Now a famine and great trouble came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers found no sustenance.

7:12 But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.
7:12 "But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

7:13 And at the second [time] Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.
7:13 "And the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's family became known to the Pharaoh.

7:14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to [him], and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.
7:14 "Then Joseph sent and called his father Jacob and all his relatives to him, seventy-five people.

7:15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,
7:15 "So Jacob went down to Egypt; and he died, he and our fathers.

7:16 And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor [the father ] of Sychem.
7:16 "And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.

7:17 But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
7:17 "But when the time of the promise drew near which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt

7:18 Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph.
7:18 "till another king arose who did not know Joseph.

7:19 The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.
7:19 "This man dealt treacherously with our people, and oppressed our forefathers, making them expose their babies, so that they might not live.

7:20 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:
7:20 "At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father's house for three months.

7:21 And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.
7:21 "But when he was set out, Pharaoh's daughter took him away and brought him up as her own son.

7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.
7:22 "And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds.

7:23 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
7:23 "Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel.

7:24 And seeing one [of them] suffer wrong, he defended [him], and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:
7:24 "And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian.

7:25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.
7:25 "For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand.

7:26 And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?
7:26 "And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, 'Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another?'

7:27 But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?
7:27 "But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?

7:28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?
7:28 'Do you want to kill me as you did the Egyptian yesterday?'

7:29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.
7:29 "Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons.

7:30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.
7:30 "And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai.

7:31 When Moses saw [it], he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold [it], the voice of the Lord came unto him,
7:31 "When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him,

7:32 [Saying], I [am] the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.
7:32 "saying, 'I am the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' And Moses trembled and dared not look.

7:33 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.
7:33 'Then the LORD said to him, "Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.

7:34 I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.
7:34 "I have surely seen the oppression of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt."'

7:35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send [to be] a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.
7:35 "This Moses whom they rejected, saying, 'Who made you a ruler and a judge?' is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.

7:36 He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
7:36 "He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.

7:37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
7:37 "This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, 'The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear.'

7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and [with] our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
7:38 "This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, the one who received the living oracles to give to us,

7:39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust [him] from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
7:39 "whom our fathers would not obey, but rejected. And in their hearts they turned back to Egypt,

7:40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for [as for] this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
7:40 "saying to Aaron, 'Make us gods to go before us; as for this Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'

7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
7:41 "And they made a calf in those days, offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

7:42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices [by the space of] forty years in the wilderness?
7:42 "Then God turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: 'Did you offer Me slaughtered animals and sacrifices during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?

7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
7:43 You also took up the tabernacle of Moloch, And the star of your god Remphan, Images which you made to worship; And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.'

7:44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
7:44 "Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as He appointed, instructing Moses to make it according to the pattern that he had seen,

7:45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
7:45 "which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Joshua into the land possessed by the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of David,

7:46 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
7:46 "who found favor before God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob.

7:47 But Solomon built him an house.
7:47 "But Solomon built Him a house.

7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
7:48 "However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:

7:49 Heaven [is] my throne, and earth [is] my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what [is] the place of my rest?
7:49 'Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. What house will you build for Me? says the LORD, Or what is the place of My rest?

7:50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
7:50 Has My hand not made all these things?'

7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do] ye.
7:51 "You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.

7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
7:52 "Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers,

7:53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept [it].
7:53 "who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it."

7:54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with [their] teeth.
7:54 When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.

7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,

7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
7:56 and said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

7:57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
7:57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord;

7:58 And cast [him] out of the city, and stoned [him]: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
7:58 and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.

7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
7:59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
7:60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.