Acts 7:23

“And when he was full forty yeres old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.”

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Other Translations

And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
- King James Version

"But when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when he was well-nigh forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when he was almost forty years old, it came into his heart to go and see his brothers, the children of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

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;
- Darby Bible

And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

And when he was just forty years old, it occurred to him to visit his brethren the descendants of Israel.
- Weymouth Bible

But when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel.
- World English Bible

But whanne the tyme of fourti yeer was fillid to hym, it roos vp `in to his herte, that he schulde visite hise britheren, the sones of Israel.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And when forty years were fulfilled to him, it came upon his heart to look after his brethren, the sons of Israel;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 7:23


7:23 It came into his heart - Probably by an impulse from God.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 7:23


Ac 7:23-29 And when he was full forty years old, etc. For the accounts here given, see Ex 2:11-15. Compare Heb 11:24. Observe the point of Stephen, that Israel rejected Moses as "a ruler and judge over them" (Ac 7:35), as they had rejected Joseph and Jesus. Yet God chose both Joseph and Moses to be their saviors and rulers.

Discussion for Acts 7

  • Prophetdada
    In verses 55 56, Stephen saw heaven opened, he saw the glory of God His son, before he died. It means Stephen made heaven he saw Jesus...So, no matter who we are, it is important to see Jesus before we die...let heaven recognise us, so as to make heaven.
  • Isabella
    It is interesting to note that Paul then Saul was present when Stephen was stoned. At the time he was a persecutor of the early Christians, however, he was paying close attention to the sermon as seen in Acts 13. Here Paul picks up exactly where Stephen left off preaching. So if anyone is interested in hearing the rest of the sermon, be sure to take a look at Acts 13!
  • 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.
  • Vanessa
    the star of Remphan, Irene is a pagan star, the Jewish state has the star of David. GB

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