Acts 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yea, ye tooke vp the Tabernacle of Moloch, and the starre of your God Remphan, figures which ye made, to worship them: and I will carie you away beyond Babylon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'YOU ALSO TOOK ALONG THE TABERNACLE OF MOLOCH AND THE STAR OF THE GOD ROMPHA, THE IMAGES WHICH YOU MADE TO WORSHIP. I ALSO WILL REMOVE YOU BEYOND BABYLON.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, And the star of the god Rephan, The figures which ye made to worship them: And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you took up the tent of Moloch and the star of the god Rephan, images which you made to give worship to them: and I will take you away, farther than Babylon.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

Yes, 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.
- Webster's Bible

Yes, you lifted up Moloch's tent and the Star of the God Rephan--the images which you made in order to worship them; and I will remove you beyond Babylon.'
- Weymouth Bible

You took up the tabernacle of Moloch, the star of your god Rephan, the figures which you made to worship. I will carry you away beyond Babylon.'
- World English Bible

And ye han take the tabernacle of Moloc, and the sterre of youre god Renfam, figuris that ye han maad to worschipe hem; and Y schal translate you in to Babiloyn.
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan -- the figures that ye made to bow before them, and I will remove your dwelling beyond Babylon.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 7:43


7:43 Ye took up - Probably not long after the golden calf: but secretly; else Moses would have mentioned it. The shrine - A small, portable chapel, in which was the image of their god. Moloch was the planet Mars, which they worshipped under a human shape. Remphan, that is, Saturn, they represented by a star. And I will carry you beyond Babylon - That is, beyond Damascus (which is the word in Amos) and Babylon. This was fulfilled by the king of Assyria, #2Kings 17:6|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 7:43


Ac 7:43 Ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch. Israel turned to the abominable worship of Moloch and other false gods, and hence shall be carried into Captivity. Moloch, a god of the Amorites, worshiped by human sacrifices. Remphan. Some planet worshiped as a god. Beyond Babylon. A punishment brought on all Israel for its sins, predicted by Amos (Am 5:25-27). Observe still his point of showing their national sinfulness.

Discussion for Acts 7

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 7:51 YOU STIFFNECKED AND UNCIRCUMCISED IN HEART AND EARS YOU DO ALWAYS RESIST THE HOLY SPIRIT AS YOUR FATHERS DID SO DO YOU ***ACTS 3:22 FOR MOSES TRULY SAID UNTO THE FATHERS A PROPHET SHALL THE LORD YOUR GOD RAISE UP UNTO YOU OF YOUR BRETHREN LIKE UNTO ME HIM SHALL YOU HEAR --- IN ALL THINGS -- WHATSOEVER HE SHALL SAY UNTO YOU***
  • Ray321
    Acts 22:20 And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him. The Jews rejected Jesus Christ. The story goes on. The chosen man of God, Apostle Paul. God had chosen him, and gave him a lot of mysteries that nobody knew. I want to read them all.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This is a full story of the Israelites told in one chapter. It is also a story of believing in Christ till one confronts death face to face- a story of martyrdom. Stephen saw our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ just before he "slept". We should emulate Stephen by being committed to our faith in Christ, no matter what.
  • Ray321
    Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Jesus was standing to come down from Heaven, but when they stone Stephen, the second coming of Jesus was delayed, Jesus sat back down at the right hand of God. The Grace age begins later in the book of Acts.
  • Irene123
    V, 43 - " ... took up the tabernacle of Moloch. This is a reference to Solomon. He began right, but - he loved many women (which God did not sanction) and they led him into child sacrifice, 1 Kgs. 11:1. The 'star' of your god Remphan; Amos 5:26. The Jews still use this star.
  • Vincent Aja
    Nobody That Dies In The State Of Ignorance Or Act Of Fanaticism In Order To Be A “Martyr,” That Would Go To The Paradise. It Is Better To Know On Whose Side One Is Dying. There has to be a general understanding here just as we can see the best way to defend God, rather than fighting for God. After which when all has been done, the will of God must be done. A great lesson here is that Stephen had f

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