Acts 7:17
Good News Translation
"When the time drew near for God to keep the promise he had made to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had grown much larger.

Contemporary English Version
Finally, the time came for God to do what he had promised Abraham. By then the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the time of the promise drew near, which God had promised to Abraham, the people increased and were multiplied in Egypt.

New American Bible
“When the time drew near for the fulfillment of the promise that God pledged to Abraham, the people had increased and become very numerous in Egypt,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And when the time of the promise drew near, which God had promised to Abraham, the people increased and were multiplied in Egypt.

when.

Acts 7:6 And God said to him: That his seed should sojourn in a strange country, and that they should bring them under bondage and treat them evil four hundred years.

Genesis 15:13-16 And it was said unto him: Know thou beforehand that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land not their own, and they shall bring them under bondage, and afflict them four hundred years. . . .

2 Peter 3:8,9 But of this one thing be not ignorant, my beloved, that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. . . .

the people.

Acts 13:17 The God of the people of Israel chose our fathers and exalted the people when they were sojourners in the land of Egypt: And with an high arm brought them out from thence:

Exodus 1:7-12,20 The children of Israel increased, and sprung up into multitudes, and growing exceedingly strong they filled the land. . . .

Psalm 105:24,25 And he increased his people exceedingly: and strengthened them over their enemies. . . .

Context
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
16And they were translated into Sichem and were laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Hemor, the son of Sichem. 17And when the time of the promise drew near, which God had promised to Abraham, the people increased and were multiplied in Egypt. 18Till another king arose in Egypt, who knew not Joseph.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:13
And it was said unto him: Know thou beforehand that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land not their own, and they shall bring them under bondage, and afflict them four hundred years.

Genesis 47:27
So Israel dwelt in Egypt, that is, in the land of Gessen, and possessed it; and grew, and was multiplied exceedingly.

Exodus 1:7
The children of Israel increased, and sprung up into multitudes, and growing exceedingly strong they filled the land.

Acts 13:17
The God of the people of Israel chose our fathers and exalted the people when they were sojourners in the land of Egypt: And with an high arm brought them out from thence:

Additional Translations
As the time drew near for God to fulfill His promise to Abraham, our people in Egypt increased greatly in number.

Now as the time of the promise that God had sworn to Abraham was drawing near, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

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

But as the time of the promise drew nigh which God vouchsafed unto Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

But as the time of promise drew near which God had promised to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

But as the time of the promise drew nigh, which God vouchsafed unto Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

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

"But as the time drew near for the fulfilment of the promise which God had made to Abraham, the people became many times more numerous in Egypt,

"But as the time of the promise came close which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

'And according as the time of the promise was drawing nigh, which God did swear to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
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