New International Version
"When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his own people, the Israelites.
King James Bible
And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
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;
World English Bible
But when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
'And when forty years were fulfilled to him, it came upon his heart to look after his brethren, the sons of Israel;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When he was full forty years old - This was a general tradition among the Jews: "Moses was forty years in Pharaoh's court, forty years in Midian, and forty years he served Israel."
To visit his brethren - Probably on the ground of trying to deliver them from their oppressive bondage. This desire seems to have been early infused into his mind by the Spirit of God; and the effect of this desire to deliver his oppressed countrymen was his refusing to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter - see Hebrews 11:24, and thus renouncing all right to the Egyptian crown, choosing rather to endure addiction with the people of God than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God'--ACTS vii. 56. I. The vision of the Son of Man, or the abiding manhood of Jesus. Stephen's Greek name, and his belonging to the Hellenistic part of the Church, make it probable that he had never seen Jesus during His earthly life. If so, how beautiful that he should thus see and recognise Him! How significant, in any case, is it he should instinctively have taken on his lips that name, 'the Son of Man,' to designate …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Prayer of Stephen.
Whether Christ's Birth Should have Been Manifested by Means of the Angels and the Star?
Whether it is Fitting that Christ Should Sit at the Right Hand of God the Father?
One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people.
Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh.
He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
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