Acts 7:34
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New International Version
I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free. Now come, I will send you back to Egypt.'

King James Bible
I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

Darby Bible Translation
I have surely seen the ill treatment of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groan, and have come down to take them out of it; and now, come, I will send thee to Egypt.

World English Bible
I have surely seen the affliction of my people that is in Egypt, and have heard their groaning. I have come down to deliver them. Now come, I will send you into Egypt.'

Young's Literal Translation
seeing I have seen the affliction of My people that is in Egypt, and their groaning I did hear, and came down to deliver them; and now come, I will send thee to Egypt.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In a flame of fire in a bush - See this and the following verses largely explained in the notes on Exodus 3:1-8 (note).

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I have seen.

Exodus 2:23-25 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage...

Exodus 3:7,9 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt...

Exodus 4:31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel...

Exodus 6:5,6 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant...

Judges 2:18 And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge...

Judges 10:15,16 And the children of Israel said to the LORD, We have sinned: do you to us whatever seems good to you; deliver us only, we pray you...

Nehemiah 9:9 And did see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heard their cry by the Red sea;

Psalm 106:44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

Isaiah 63:8,9 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Savior...

and am.

Genesis 11:5,7 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built...

Genesis 18:21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come to me; and if not, I will know.

Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good land and a large...

Numbers 11:17 And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the spirit which is on you, and will put it on them...

Psalm 144:5 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Isaiah 64:1 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that the mountains might flow down at your presence,

John 3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

And now.

Exodus 3:10,14 Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt...

Psalm 105:26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

Hosea 12:13 And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.

Micah 6:4 For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of servants; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron...

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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 2:24
God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.

Exodus 2:25
So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.

Exodus 3:7
The LORD said, "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.

Exodus 3:10
So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt."

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