New International Version
Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not.
King James Bible
For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.
Darby Bible Translation
For he thought that his brethren would understand that God by his hand was giving them deliverance. But they understood not.
World English Bible
He supposed that his brothers understood that God, by his hand, was giving them deliverance; but they didn't understand.
Young's Literal Translation
and he was supposing his brethren to understand that God through his hand doth give salvation; and they did not understand.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He supposed his brethren would have understood, etc. - He probably imagined that, as he felt from the Divine influence he was appointed to be their deliverer, they would have his Divine appointment signified to them in a similar way; and the act of justice which he now did in behalf of his oppressed countryman would be sufficient to show them that he was now ready to enter upon his office, if they were willing to concur.
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For. or, Now. God.
'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?
Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
He saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian.
The next day Moses came upon two Israelites who were fighting. He tried to reconcile them by saying, 'Men, you are brothers; why do you want to hurt each other?'
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