Acts 7:23

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he was full forty yeres old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 7:23

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