Acts 7:43
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New International Version
You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon.

New Living Translation
No, you carried your pagan gods--the shrine of Molech, the star of your god Rephan, and the images you made to worship them. So I will send you into exile as far away as Babylon.'

English Standard Version
You took up the tent of Moloch and the star of your god Rephan, the images that you made to worship; and I will send you into exile beyond Babylon.’

Berean Study Bible
You took along the tent of Moloch and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will carry you away beyond Babylon.'

Berean Literal Bible
And you took up the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of your god Rephan, the images that you made to worship them; and I will remove you beyond Babylon.'

New American Standard Bible
'YOU ALSO TOOK ALONG THE TABERNACLE OF MOLOCH AND THE STAR OF THE GOD ROMPHA, THE IMAGES WHICH YOU MADE TO WORSHIP. I ALSO WILL REMOVE YOU BEYOND BABYLON.'

King James Bible
Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No, you took up the tent of Moloch and the star of your god Rephan, the images that you made to worship. So I will deport you beyond Babylon!"

International Standard Version
You even took along the tent of Moloch, the star of your god Rephan, and the images you made in order to worship them. So I will take you into exile as far as Babylon.'

NET Bible
But you took along the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of the god Rephan, the images you made to worship, but I will deport you beyond Babylon.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
'But you carry the tabernacle of Malcom and the star of The God Rephan, images which you have made to worship. I shall remove you farther than Babel.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You carried along the shrine of Moloch, the star of the god Rephan, and the statues you made for yourselves to worship. I will send you into exile beyond the city of Babylon.'

New American Standard 1977
‘YOU ALSO TOOK ALONG THE TABERNACLE OF MOLOCH AND THE STAR OF THE GOD ROMPHA, THE IMAGES WHICH YOU MADE TO WORSHIP THEM. I ALSO WILL REMOVE YOU BEYOND BABYLON.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
On the contrary, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them; and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Rephan, figures which you made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

American King James Version
Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which you made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

American Standard Version
And ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, And the star of the god Rephan, The figures which ye made to worship them: And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you took unto you the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Rempham, figures which you made to adore them. And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, ye took up the tent of Moloch, and the star of [your] god Remphan, the forms which ye made to do homage to them; and I will transport you beyond Babylon.

English Revised Version
And ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, And the star of the god Rephan, The figures which ye made to worship them: And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your God Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Weymouth New Testament
Yes, you lifted up Moloch's tent and the Star of the God Rephan--the images which you made in order to worship them; and I will remove you beyond Babylon.'

World English Bible
You took up the tabernacle of Moloch, the star of your god Rephan, the figures which you made to worship. I will carry you away beyond Babylon.'

Young's Literal Translation
and ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan -- the figures that ye made to bow before them, and I will remove your dwelling beyond Babylon.
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
42But God turned away from them and gave them over to the worship of the heavenly bodies, as it is written in the book of the prophets: ‘Did you offer Me slain beasts and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? 43You took along the tent of Moloch and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will carry you away beyond Babylon.’ 44Our fathers had the tabernacle of the testimony with them in the wilderness. It was constructed exactly as God had directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen.…
Word Study

And, even, also, namely.

To take up, raise; I pick up, take on board; I carry off, lead away. From ana and lambano; to take up.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A tent, booth, tabernacle, abode, dwelling, mansion, habitation. Apparently akin to skeuos and skia; a tent or cloth hut.

Moloch, a god worshipped by several Semitic peoples. Of Hebrew origin; Moloch, an idol.

And, even, also, namely.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A star. Neuter from aster; properly, a constellation; put for a single star.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

Rephan, the Saturn of later mythology. By incorrect transliteration for a word of Hebrew origin; Remphan, an Egyptian idol.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From tupto; a die, i.e. a stamp or scar; by analogy, a shape, i.e. A statue, style or resemblance; specially, a sampler, i.e. A model or instance.

Who, which, what, that.

(a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

From pros and a probable derivative of kuon; to fawn or crouch to, i.e. prostrate oneself in homage.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

And, even, also, namely.

From the same as metoikesia; to transfer as a settler or captive, i.e colonize or exile.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Beyond, on yonder side. From epi and ekeinos; upon those parts of, i.e. On the further side of.

Of Hebrew origin; Babylon, the capitol of Chaldaea (as a type of tyranny).

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

tabernacle
skēnē (N-NFS)
A tent, booth, tabernacle, abode, dwelling, mansion, habitation. Apparently akin to skeuos and skia; a tent or cloth hut.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Neuter of a presumed derivative of martus; something evidential, i.e. evidence given or, the Decalogue.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:42-50 Stephen upbraids the Jews with the idolatry of their fathers, to which God gave them up as a punishment for their early forsaking him. It was no dishonour, but an honour to God, that the tabernacle gave way to the temple; so it is now, that the earthly temple gives way to the spiritual one; and so it will be when, at last, the spiritual shall give way to the eternal one. The whole world is God's temple, in which he is every where present, and fills it with his glory; what occasion has he then for a temple to manifest himself in? And these things show his eternal power and Godhead. But as heaven is his throne, and the earth his footstool, so none of our services can profit Him who made all things. Next to the human nature of Christ, the broken and spiritual heart is his most valued temple.
Cross References
1 Kings 11:7
Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of Ammon.

Jeremiah 32:35
"They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

Amos 5:25
"Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel?

Amos 5:26
"You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves.

Amos 5:27
"Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus," says the LORD, whose name is the God of hosts.
Treasury of Scripture

Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which you made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

ye took.

Leviticus 18:21 And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, …

Leviticus 20:2-5 Again, you shall say to the children of Israel, Whoever he be of …

2 Kings 17:16-18 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made …

2 Kings 21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and …

figures.

Exodus 20:4,5 You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of any …

Deuteronomy 4:16-18 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude …

Deuteronomy 5:8,9 You shall not make you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing …

and I.

2 Kings 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and …

2 Kings 18:11 And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel to Assyria, and put …

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, …

Babylon. In the passage of Amos, to which Stephen refers, it is beyond Damascus; but as Assyria and Media, to which they were carried, were not only beyond Damascus, but beyond Babylon itself, he states that fact, and thus fixes more precisely the place of their captivity.

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