Acts 7:33
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New International Version
"Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

New Living Translation
"Then the LORD said to him, 'Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground.

English Standard Version
Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

New American Standard Bible
"BUT THE LORD SAID TO HIM, 'TAKE OFF THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLY GROUND.

King James Bible
Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Lord said to him: Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

International Standard Version
Then the Lord told him, 'Remove your sandals from your feet, because the place where you are standing is holy ground.

NET Bible
But the Lord said to him, 'Take the sandals off your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And THE LORD JEHOVAH said to him, 'Loose your shoes from your feet, for the ground on which you stand is holy.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord told him, 'Take off your sandals. The place where you're standing is holy ground.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the Lord said to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet; for the place where thou dost stand is holy ground.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the Lord to him, Put off your shoes from your feet: for the place where you stand is holy ground.

American King James Version
Then said the Lord to him, Put off your shoes from your feet: for the place where you stand is holy ground.

American Standard Version
And the Lord said unto him, Loose the shoes from thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to him: Loose the shoes from thy feet, for the place wherein thou standest, is holy ground.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Lord said to him, Loose the sandal of thy feet, for the place on which thou standest is holy ground.

English Revised Version
And the Lord said unto him, Loose the shoes from thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

Weymouth New Testament
"'Take off your shoes,' said the Lord, 'for the spot on which you are standing is holy ground.

World English Bible
The Lord said to him, 'Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Lord said to him, Loose the sandal of thy feet, for the place in which thou hast stood is holy ground;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 33. - And the Lord said unto him for then said the Lord to him, A.V.; loose the shoes for put off by shoes, A.V. Loose the shoes, etc. In Exodus 3:5 it is λύσαι... ἐκ τῶν ποδῶν σου. Iamblichus, quoted by Meyer, refers the Pythagorean precept, "Sacrifice and worship with thy shoes off," to an Egyptian custom. The custom of Orientals to take off their sandals on entering mosques or other sacred places, as existing to the present day, is noticed by many travelers (see also Joshua 5:15).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then said the Lord to him,.... To Moses, who through curiosity had made too near an approach:

put off thy shoes from thy feet; in token of humility, obedience, and reverence:

for the place where thou standest is holy ground; not really, but relatively, on account of the divine presence in it, and only so long as that continued.



Acts 7:33 Additional Commentaries
Context
Stephen Addresses the Sanhedrin
32'I AM THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND ISAAC AND JACOB.' Moses shook with fear and would not venture to look. 33"BUT THE LORD SAID TO HIM, 'TAKE OFF THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLY GROUND. 34'I HAVE CERTAINLY SEEN THE OPPRESSION OF MY PEOPLE IN EGYPT AND HAVE HEARD THEIR GROANS, AND I HAVE COME DOWN TO RESCUE THEM; COME NOW, AND I WILL SEND YOU TO EGYPT.'…
Cross References
Exodus 3:5
"Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground."

Joshua 5:15
The commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

Matthew 3:11
"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Treasury of Scripture

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