Acts 7:24
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English Standard Version
And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian.

King James Bible
And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:

American Standard Version
And seeing one of them'suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, smiting the Egyptian:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had seen one of them suffer wrong, he defended him; and striking the Egyptian, he avenged him who suffered the injury.

English Revised Version
And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, smiting the Egyptian:

Webster's Bible Translation
And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:

Weymouth New Testament
Seeing one of them wrongfully treated he took his part, and secured justice for the ill-treated man by striking down the Egyptian.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Defended (ἠμύνατο)

Only here in New Testament. The word means originally to ward off from one's self, with a collateral notion of requital or revenge.

Acts 7:24 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Acts 7:28 Will you kill me, as you did the Egyptian yesterday?

John 18:10,11,25-27 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear...

Cross References
Exodus 2:11
One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.

Exodus 2:12
He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Acts 7:23
"When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel.

Acts 7:25
He supposed that his brothers would understand that God was giving them salvation by his hand, but they did not understand.

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