Acts 7:22
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New International Version
Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.

New Living Translation
Moses was taught all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in both speech and action.

English Standard Version
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.

Berean Study Bible
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.

Berean Literal Bible
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.

New American Standard Bible
"Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

King James Bible
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in his speech and actions."

International Standard Version
So Moses learned all the wisdom of the Egyptians and became a great man, both in words and in deeds.

NET Bible
So Moses was trained in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in his words and deeds.

New Heart English Bible
Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was mighty in his words and works.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was prepared in his words and in his deeds also.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and became a great man in what he said and did.

New American Standard 1977
“And Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Moses was taught in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was mighty in his words and deeds.

King James 2000 Bible
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

American King James Version
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

American Standard Version
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians; and he was mighty in his words and works.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians; and he was mighty in his words and in his deeds.

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses was instructed in all [the] wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.

English Revised Version
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians; and he was mighty in his words and works.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

Weymouth New Testament
So Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and possessed great influence through his eloquence and his achievements.

World English Bible
Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was mighty in his words and works.

Young's Literal Translation
and Moses was taught in all wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in words and in works.
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
21When he was set outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. 22So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. 23When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his brothers, the sons of Israel.…
Cross References
1 Kings 4:30
Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.

Isaiah 19:11
The princes of Zoan are mere fools; The advice of Pharaoh's wisest advisers has become stupid. How can you men say to Pharaoh, "I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings "?

Daniel 1:17
As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.
Treasury of Scripture

And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

was learned.

1 Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and …

2 Chronicles 9:22 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

Isaiah 19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors …

Daniel 1:4,17-20 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favored, and skillful in …

and was.

Luke 24:19 And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, Concerning …

(22) Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.--Better, was trained, or instructed. There is no direct statement to this effect in the history of the Pentateuch, but it was implied in Moses being brought up as the son of Pharaoh's daughter, and was in harmony with later paraphrases and expansions of the earlier history. The narrative of Josephus (as above) and the references in the New Testament to Jannes and Jambres as the magicians who withstood Moses (2Timothy 3:8), and to the dispute of Michael and Satan as to his body (Jude 1:9), indicate the wide acceptance of some such half-legendary history. The passage is instructive, (1) as an indirect plea on the part of Stephen, like that afterwards made by Clement of Alexandria (Strom. i. 5, 28; 6:5, 42) and Justin (Dial. c. Tryph. c. 1-4), for the recognition of heathen wisdom as an element in the divine education of mankind; (2) as having contributed to fix the attention of the more cultivated and scholarly of the early Christian critics, such as those named, and Origen, and Jerome, and Augustine, on the teaching of Greek poets and philosophers, and having furnished them with a sanction for such studies.

Mighty in words and in deeds.--Josephus (Ant. ii. 10), still following the same traditional history, relates that Moses commanded the Egyptian forces in a campaign against the Ethiopians, and protected them against the serpents that infected the country, by transporting large numbers of the ibis that feeds on serpents. The romance was completed by the marriage of Moses with the daughter of the Ethiopian king who had fallen passionately in love with him. This was possibly a development of the brief statement in Numbers 12:1. The language of Moses (Exodus 4:10), in which he speaks of himself as "not eloquent" and "slow of speech," seems at first inconsistent with "mighty in words," but may fairly be regarded as simply the utterance of a true humility shrinking from the burden of a mighty task.

Verse 22. - Instructed for learned, A.V.; he was mighty for was mighty, A.V.; in his words and works for in words and in deeds, A.V. and T.R. The statement of Moses being instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, though not found in Exodus, was doubtless true. Josephus makes Thermeutis speak of him as "of a noble understanding;" and says that he was "brought up with much care and diligence." And Philo, in his life of Moses(quoted by Whitby), says he was smiled in music, geometry, arithmetic, and hieroglyphics, and the whole circle of arts and sciences. And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, Which was reckoned very considerable: 1 Kings 4:30 Philo the Jew says (e) that he learned arithmetic, geometry, and every branch of music, the hieroglyphics, the Assyrian language, and the Chaldean knowledge of the heavens, and the mathematics; yet was not a magician, or skilled in unlawful arts, as Justin suggests (f):

and was mighty in words; he had a command of language, and a large flow of words, and could speak properly and pertinently upon any subject; for though he was slow of speech, and of tongue, and might have somewhat of a stammering in speaking, yet he might have a just diction, a masculine style, and a powerful eloquence, and the matter he delivered might be very great and striking:

and in deeds; or in "his deeds", as the Alexandrian copy, the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions read: he was a man of great abilities, and fit for business both in the cabinet and in the field. Josephus (g) relates an expedition of his against the Ethiopians, whilst he was in Pharaoh's court, in which he obtained victory over them, when the Egyptians had been greatly oppressed by them; in which his prudence and fortitude were highly commended.

(e) De Vita Mosis, l. 1. p. 859. Clement. Alex. Strom. l. 1. p. 343. (f) L. 36. c. 2.((g) Antiqu l. 2. c. 10. sect. 1. 2. 3.22. mighty in words—Though defective in utterance (Ex 4:10); his recorded speeches fully bear out what is here said.

and deeds—referring probably to unrecorded circumstances in his early life. If we are to believe Josephus, his ability was acknowledged ere he left Egypt.7:17-29 Let us not be discouraged at the slowness of the fulfilling of God's promises. Suffering times often are growing times with the church. God is preparing for his people's deliverance, when their day is darkest, and their distress deepest. Moses was exceeding fair, fair toward God; it is the beauty of holiness which is in God's sight of great price. He was wonderfully preserved in his infancy; for God will take special care of those of whom he designs to make special use. And did he thus protect the child Moses? Much more will he secure the interests of his holy child Jesus, from the enemies who are gathered together against him. They persecuted Stephen for disputing in defence of Christ and his gospel: in opposition to these they set up Moses and his law. They may understand, if they do not wilfully shut their eyes against the light, that God will, by this Jesus, deliver them out of a worse slavery than that of Egypt. Although men prolong their own miseries, yet the Lord will take care of his servants, and effect his own designs of mercy.
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