Acts 7:46
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New International Version
who enjoyed God's favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

New Living Translation
"David found favor with God and asked for the privilege of building a permanent Temple for the God of Jacob.

English Standard Version
who found favor in the sight of God and asked to find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

New American Standard Bible
"David found favor in God's sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

King James Bible
Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He found favor in God's sight and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

International Standard Version
He found favor with God and asked to design a dwelling for the house of Jacob,

NET Bible
He found favor with God and asked that he could find a dwelling place for the house of Jacob.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who found affection before him who is God, and he requested to find a tabernacle for The God of Jacob.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
who won God's favor. David asked that he might provide a permanent place for the family of Jacob.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who found grace before God and asked to provide a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

King James 2000 Bible
Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

American King James Version
Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

American Standard Version
who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who found grace before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

Darby Bible Translation
who found favour before God, and asked to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob;

English Revised Version
who found favour in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

Weymouth New Testament
David obtained favour with God, and asked leave to provide a dwelling-place for the God of Jacob.

World English Bible
who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

Young's Literal Translation
who found favour before God, and requested to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 46. - In the sight of for before, A.V. (ἐνώπιον); asked for desired, A.V.; habitation for tabernacle, A.V. (σκήνωμα). Habitation. In Deuteronomy 33:18 σκήνωμα stands in the LXX. for אִהֶל, and in 2 Peter 1:13, 5:14, for the human body as the tabernacle or temporary dwelling of the soul or spirit. And the idea of a temporary or movable dwelling seems to suit Stephen's argument better than that of a fixed one. The מִשְׁכָנות of Psalm 132:5 (to which perhaps, as well as 2 Samuel 7:1-6, Stephen refers) is equally applicable to a tent.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Who found favour before God,.... That is, David, who had an interest in the free favour and love of God, was chosen of God, a man after his own heart, and raised up to do his will; and who had the grace of God implanted in him, and was acceptable, and well pleasing to God through Christ; the same is said of Noah, Genesis 6:8

and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob; from whom the Israelites descended: David having a deep sense of the love of God to him, and the grace of God wrought in his heart, was exceeding desirous of finding a place for the building of an house, or fixed habitation for God; for there was a tabernacle already, which had been from the time of Moses, and which the children of Israel brought with them into Canaan, and was moved from place to place; sometimes it was at Gilgal, sometimes at Shiloh, and then it was at Nob, and Gibeah, and at length it was brought by David into his own city; but he wanted to build a settled and stable house for the Lord, of which there was a hint given that the Lord would choose a place to put his name in, Deuteronomy 16:2 but it seems, where that was to be was not known; and therefore David very anxiously sought after it; the reference is had to Psalm 132:3 where David determines not to go to his house, nor up to his bed, nor give sleep, to his eyes, nor slumber to his eyelids, till he had found out a place for the habitation of the God of Jacob.



Acts 7:46 Additional Commentaries
Context
Stephen Addresses the Sanhedrin
45"And having received it in their turn, our fathers brought it in with Joshua upon dispossessing the nations whom God drove out before our fathers, until the time of David. 46"David found favor in God's sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. 47"But it was Solomon who built a house for Him.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 13:14
But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the LORD's command."

2 Samuel 7:1
After the king was settled in his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him,

2 Samuel 7:8
"Now then, tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel.

1 Chronicles 17:1
After David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."

Psalm 132:1
A song of ascents. LORD, remember David and all his self-denial.

Psalm 132:5
till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

Acts 13:22
After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'
Treasury of Scripture

Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

found.

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their …

1 Samuel 15:28 And Samuel said to him, The LORD has rent the kingdom of Israel from …

1 Samuel 16:1,11-13 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing …

2 Samuel 6:21 And David said to Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me …

2 Samuel 7:1,8,18,19 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD …

1 Chronicles 28:4,5 However, the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of …

Psalm 78:68-72 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved…

Psalm 89:19-37 Then you spoke in vision to your holy one, and said, I have laid …

Psalm 132:11 The LORD has sworn in truth to David; he will not turn from it; Of …

and desired.

2 Samuel 7:1-5 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD …

1 Kings 8:17-19 And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for …

1 Chronicles 17:1-4 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to …

1 Chronicles 22:7,8 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to …

1 Chronicles 28:2,3 Then David the king stood up on his feet, and said, Hear me, my brothers, …

1 Chronicles 29:2,3 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the …

Psalm 132:1-5 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions…

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