Acts 7:7
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New International Version
But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves,' God said, 'and afterward they will come out of that country and worship me in this place.'

King James Bible
And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.

Darby Bible Translation
and the nation to which they shall be in bondage will *I* judge, said God; and after these things they shall come forth and serve me in this place.

World English Bible
'I will judge the nation to which they will be in bondage,' said God, 'and after that will they come out, and serve me in this place.'

Young's Literal Translation
and the nation whom they shall serve I will judge, said God; and after these things they shall come forth and shall do Me service in this place.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Will I judge - Κρινω εγω, I will punish, for in this sense the Greek word is frequently taken. "When," says Bp. Pearce, "a malefactor is brought before a judge, the judge does three things:

1. he tries or judges him;

2. he then gives his judgment or sentence; and,

3. he puts the law in execution, and punishes him.

Hence κρινω, at different times, signifies each of these things; and the sense of the word is to be determined by the context. Here it signifies to punish, as κριμα is used for punishment, in Romans 13:2; 1 Corinthians 11:29, compared with 1 Corinthians 11:30, 1 Corinthians 11:31." The Egyptians, to whom the Israelites were in bondage, were punished by the ten plagues, described Exodus 7:19-12:30.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the nation.

Genesis 15:14-16 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance...

Exodus 7:1-14:31 And the LORD said to Moses, See, I have made you a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet...

Nehemiah 9:9-11 And did see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heard their cry by the Red sea...

Psalm 74:12-14 For God is my King of old, working salvation in the middle of the earth...

Psalm 78:43-51 How he had worked his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan...

Psalm 105:27-36 They showed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham...

Psalm 135:8,9 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast...

Psalm 136:10-15 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever...

Isaiah 51:9,10 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old...

and serve.

Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token to you, that I have sent you...

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

Exodus 3:12
And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain."

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