Acts 7:9
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New International Version
"Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him

King James Bible
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

Darby Bible Translation
And the patriarchs, envying Joseph, sold him away into Egypt. And God was with him,

World English Bible
"The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt. God was with him,

Young's Literal Translation
and the patriarchs, having been moved with jealousy, sold Joseph to Egypt, and God was with him,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And the patriarchs - The twelve sons of Jacob, thus called because each was chief or head of his respective family or tribe.

Moved with envy - Ζηλωσαντες. We translate ζηλος variously: zeal or fervent affection, whether its object be good or bad, is its general meaning; and ζηλοω signifies to be indignant, envious, etc. See the note on Acts 5:17. The brethren of Joseph, hearing of his dreams, and understanding them to portend his future advancement, filled with envy, (with which no ordinary portion of malice was associated), sold Joseph into the land of Egypt, hoping by this means to prevent his future grandeur; but God, from whom the portents came, was with him, and made their envy the direct means of accomplishing the great design.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

moved.

Genesis 37:4-11 And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him...

Genesis 49:23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

sold.

Genesis 37:18-29 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near to them, they conspired against him to slay him...

Genesis 45:4 And Joseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother...

Genesis 50:15-20 And when Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us...

Psalm 105:17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

but.

Genesis 39:2,5,21-23 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian...

Genesis 49:24 But his bow stayed in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob...

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you...

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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
Genesis 37:11
His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

Genesis 37:28
So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

Genesis 39:2
The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.

Genesis 39:21
the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.

Genesis 45:4
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Come close to me." When they had done so, he said, "I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!

Psalm 105:17
and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a slave.

Haggai 2:4
But now be strong, Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD. 'Be strong, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,' declares the LORD, 'and work. For I am with you,' declares the LORD Almighty.

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