Acts 7:31
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New International Version
When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to get a closer look, he heard the Lord say:

New Living Translation
When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight. As he went to take a closer look, the voice of the LORD called out to him,

English Standard Version
When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and as he drew near to look, there came the voice of the Lord:

Berean Study Bible
When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight. As he approached to look more closely, the voice of the Lord came to him:

Berean Literal Bible
And Moses having seen it, marveled at the vision. And of him coming near to behold it, there was the voice of the Lord:

New American Standard Bible
"When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he approached to look more closely, there came the voice of the Lord:

King James Bible
When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight. As he was approaching to look at it, the voice of the Lord came:

International Standard Version
When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and when he approached the bush to look at it, the voice of the Lord said,

NET Bible
When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and when he approached to investigate, there came the voice of the Lord,

New Heart English Bible
When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight. As he came close to see, a voice of the Lord came,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Moses saw it, he marveled at the vision, and when he approached to see, THE LORD JEHOVAH said to him in a voice:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses was surprised when he saw this. As he went closer to look at the bush, the voice of the Lord said to him,

New American Standard 1977
“And when Moses saw it, he began to marvel at the sight; and as he approached to look more closely, there came the voice of the Lord:

Jubilee Bible 2000
When Moses saw it, he wondered at the vision; and as he drew near to consider it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,

King James 2000 Bible
When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,

American King James Version
When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the LORD came to him,

American Standard Version
And when Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold, there came a voice of the Lord,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses seeing it, wondered at the sight. And as he drew near to view it, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses seeing it wondered at the vision; and as he went up to consider it, there was a voice of [the] Lord,

English Revised Version
And when Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold, there came a voice of the Lord,

Webster's Bible Translation
When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight; and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came to him,

Weymouth New Testament
When Moses saw this he wondered at the sight; but on his going up to look further, the voice of the Lord was heard, saying,

World English Bible
When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight. As he came close to see, a voice of the Lord came to him,

Young's Literal Translation
and Moses having seen did wonder at the sight; and he drawing near to behold, there came a voice of the Lord unto him,
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
30After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. 31When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight. As he approached to look more closely, the voice of the Lord came to him: 32‘I am the God of your Fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look.…
Cross References
Exodus 3:3
So Moses said, "I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up."

Matthew 8:10
When Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those following Him, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.

Acts 7:30
After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai.

Acts 7:32
I am the God of your Fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.' Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look.
Treasury of Scripture

When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the LORD came to him,

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Exodus 3:3,4 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, …

(31) The voice of the Lord came unto him.--The speech agrees with Exodus 3:4 in ascribing the voice to the Lord, the Eternal, while the visible manifestation was that of the angel of the Lord. It hardly belongs to the interpretation of the speech to discuss the relation between the two statements. Speaking generally, it may be said that all, or nearly all, theophanies, or divine manifestations, in the Old Testament addressed to the sense of sight resolve themselves into angelophanies, all manifestations addressed exclusively to the sense of hearing into revelations by the Son, as the LOGOS, or eternal WORD.

Verse 31. - And when for when, A.V.; behold for behold it, A.V.; there came a voice of the Lord for the voice of the Lord came unto him, A.V. There came a voice. The A.V. is surely right. The Lord has only one voice; and φωνὴ Κυρίου ισ that voice. The grammatical effect of Κυρίου υπον φωνὴ is to make it definite, as in ἄγγελος Κυρίου (see Acts 5:19, note). When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight,.... To see a bush on fire was no extraordinary thing; but to see a bush on fire, and yet not consumed by it, which was the case here, was wonderful indeed: and that an angel of the Lord, or the Lord himself, should appear in it, made it still more amazing; though, as yet, this was not observed by Moses, only the former; and which struck him with wonder, and excited his curiosity:

and as he drew near to behold it; to take a more exact view of it, and satisfy himself with the truth of it, and, if it was possible, to find out the reason why it was not burnt:

the voice of the Lord came unto him; to his ears, out of the bush, and expressed the following words. 7:30-41 Men deceive themselves, if they think God cannot do what he sees to be good any where; he can bring his people into a wilderness, and there speak comfortably to them. He appeared to Moses in a flame of fire, yet the bush was not consumed; which represented the state of Israel in Egypt, where, though they were in the fire of affliction, yet they were not consumed. It may also be looked upon as a type of Christ's taking upon him the nature of man, and the union between the Divine and human nature. The death of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, cannot break the covenant relation between God and them. Our Saviour by this proves the future state, Mt 22:31. Abraham is dead, yet God is still his God, therefore Abraham is still alive. Now, this is that life and immortality which are brought to light by the gospel. Stephen here shows that Moses was an eminent type of Christ, as he was Israel's deliverer. God has compassion for the troubles of his church, and the groans of his persecuted people; and their deliverance takes rise from his pity. And that deliverance was typical of what Christ did, when, for us men, and for our salvation, he came down from heaven. This Jesus, whom they now refused, as their fathers did Moses, even this same has God advanced to be a Prince and Saviour. It does not at all take from the just honour of Moses to say, that he was but an instrument, and that he is infinitely outshone by Jesus. In asserting that Jesus should change the customs of the ceremonial law. Stephen was so far from blaspheming Moses, that really he honoured him, by showing how the prophecy of Moses was come to pass, which was so clear. God who gave them those customs by his servant Moses, might, no doubt, change the custom by his Son Jesus. But Israel thrust Moses from them, and would have returned to their bondage; so men in general will not obey Jesus, because they love this present evil world, and rejoice in their own works and devices.
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