Acts 7:19
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English Standard Version
He dealt shrewdly with our race and forced our fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be kept alive.

King James Bible
The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.

American Standard Version
The same dealt craftily with our race, and ill-treated our fathers, that they should cast out their babes to the end they might not live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This same dealing craftily with our race, afflicted our fathers, that they should expose their children, to the end they might not be kept alive.

English Revised Version
The same dealt subtilly with our race, and evil entreated our fathers, that they should cast out their babes to the end they might not live.

Webster's Bible Translation
The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and ill-treated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.

Weymouth New Testament
He adopted a crafty policy towards our race, and oppressed our forefathers, making them cast out their infants so that they might not be permitted to live.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Dealt subtilely (κατασοφισάμενος)

Only here in New Testament. Lit., to employ cunning against. See on σοφὸς, wise, James 3:13.

So that they cast out (τοῦ ποιεῖν ἔκθετα)

Lit., make exposed. The verb ἐκτίθημι, to set out, or place outside, is not uncommon in classical Greek for the exposure of a new-born child. Thus Herodotus, of Cyrus, exposed in infancy: "The herdsman's wife entreated him not to expose (ἐκθεῖναι) the babe" (i., 112). The rendering of the A. V., "so that they cast out," is correct, expressing the result, and not Pharaoh's design.

Young children (βρέφη)

Incorrect. See on 1 Peter 2:2. Rev., rightly, babes.

Live (ζωογονεῖσθαι)

Or, be preserved alive. See on Luke 17:33.

Acts 7:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 1:9-22 And he said to his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we...

Psalm 83:4,5 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance...

Psalm 105:25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtly with his servants.

Psalm 129:1-3 Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say...

Revelation 12:4,5 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth...

Cross References
Exodus 1:8
Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.

Exodus 1:10
Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land."

Exodus 1:14
and made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work they ruthlessly made them work as slaves.

Exodus 1:16
"When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but if it is a daughter, she shall live."

Exodus 1:22
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live."

Psalm 105:25
He turned their hearts to hate his people, to deal craftily with his servants.

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