Acts 7:24
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New International Version
He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing 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:

Darby Bible Translation
and seeing a certain one wronged, he defended [him], and avenged him that was being oppressed, smiting the Egyptian.

World English Bible
Seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him who was oppressed, striking the Egyptian.

Young's Literal Translation
and having seen a certain one suffering injustice, he did defend, and did justice to the oppressed, having smitten the Egyptian;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Smote the Egyptian - See this explained, Exodus 2:11, Exodus 2:12 (note).

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...

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Stephen's vision
'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.
(Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 1832.) TEXT: ACTS vii. 60. "And Stephen kneeled down and cried with, a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep." FREE and unrestricted as we are in our church as to our choice of subjects for meditation from the treasuries of the divine Word, many of you may still perhaps wonder why I have selected this passage. For you are aware that I have often lately taken occasion to express the opinion that the state of things
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Whether Christ's Birth Should have Been Manifested by Means of the Angels and the Star?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ's birth should not have been manifested by means of the angels. For angels are spiritual substances, according to Ps. 103:4: "Who maketh His [Vulg.: 'makest Thy'] angels, spirits." But Christ's birth was in the flesh, and not in His spiritual substance. Therefore it should not have been manifested by means of angels. Objection 2: Further, the righteous are more akin to the angels than to any other, according to Ps. 33:8: "The angel of the Lord shall encamp round
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether it is Fitting that Christ Should Sit at the Right Hand of God the Father?
Objection 1: It would seem unfitting that Christ should sit at the right hand of God the Father. For right and left are differences of bodily position. But nothing corporeal can be applied to God, since "God is a spirit," as we read in Jn. 4:24. Therefore it seems that Christ does not sit at the right hand of the Father. Objection 2: Further, if anyone sits at another's right hand, then the latter is seated on his left. Consequently, if Christ sits at the right hand of the Father, it follows that
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Exodus 2:11
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.

Exodus 2:12
Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Acts 7:23
"When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his own people, the Israelites.

Acts 7:25
Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not.

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