Acts 7:14

“Then sent Ioseph, and called his father Iacob to him, and all his kinred, threescore and fifteeene soules.”

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Other Translations

Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to [him], and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.
- King James Version

"Then Joseph sent {word} and invited Jacob his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five persons {in all.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joseph sent, and called to him Jacob his father, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Joseph sent for Jacob his father and all his family, seventy-five persons.
- Basic English Bible

And Joseph sent and called down to him his father Jacob and all [his] kindred, seventy-five souls.
- Darby Bible

Then Joseph sent, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, seventy five souls.
- Webster's Bible

Then Joseph sent and invited his father Jacob and all his family, numbering seventy-five persons, to come to him,
- Weymouth Bible

Joseph sent, and summoned Jacob, his father, and all his relatives, seventy-five souls.
- World English Bible

And Joseph sente, and clepide Jacob, his fadir, and al his kynrede, seuenti and fyue men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Joseph having sent, did call for his father Jacob, and all his kindred -- with seventy and five souls --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 7:14


7:14 Seventy - five souls - So the seventy interpreters, (whom St. Stephen follows,) one son and a grandson of Manasseh, and three children of Ephraim, being added to the seventy persons mentioned #Gen 46:27|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 7:14


Ac 7:14 Then sent Joseph. The rejected Joseph becomes the prince and savior of all Israel. Threescore and fifteen souls. Ge 46:27 says that sixty-six persons besides Jacob, Joseph and his two sons, seventy in all, were in Egypt. But the Septuagint Version, quoted almost invariably by Christ and the apostles, as well as by Stephen here, after giving the sixty-six, adds: "And the sons of Joseph born in Egypt were nine souls". The nine, added to the sixty-six, make the seventy-five that Stephen gives. Why this clause was omitted from the Hebrew text, followed by the Common Version, is unknown. Stephen simply follows the text received by Christ, the apostles, and the Jews generally.

Discussion for Acts 7

  • Brent Cairns
    Joe Montgomery. Verse 45 tells us that the Son of God, Jesus was present as Israel walked through the land of Moab, leading Joshua into the promised land. Jesus is the Captain of the Lord of Hosts and was worshipped by Joshua, prior to crossing the Jordan River and going over to the Canaanite cities of Gilgal, Jericho etc.
  • Tee Dee
    Verse 6: ...that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.. HR 1242 115th Congress - 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY COMMISSION ACT Deuteronomy 28:66: And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee... Gennesis 15:13 - 14: ..and they shall afflict them four hundred years.. Time is up people.
  • Dina
    Joe Montgomery, my Spanish King James reads “Josué,” not “Jesus.” Josue translated to English is Joshua. And that makes sense because this verse is referring to Joshua taking Israel into the Promised Land. Hope this helps.
  • Joe Montgomery
    Verse 45: "Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles …." - I do not understand what this is saying. Will someone please explain?
  • Vanessa
    the star of Remphan, Irene is a pagan star, the Jewish state has the star of David. GB
  • ALEX
    MARK ISRAELS DESIRE TO KILL THE PROPHETS WENT BACK EVEN TO MOSES N AARON THEY HAD AARON MAKE A CALF OF GOLD AND WORSHIPPED IT AND THEY TURNED TO WORSHIP MOLOCK AND THE STAR OF THEIR GOD REMPHAN THEY WERE A MOST REBELIOUS PPL BUT MOSES STOOD IN THE GAP FOR ISRAEL AND MOSES WAS A TYPE OF CHRIST A SAVIOR FOR ALL THE WORLD BUT ALL THE SCRIPTURES ABOUT ISRAEL STONING THE PROPHETS ARE TOO NUMERIOUS.GBU

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