|New International Version (© 2011)|
God spoke to him in this way: 'For four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated.
King James Bible
And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.
American Standard Version
And God spake on this wise, that his seed should sojourn in a strange land, and that they should bring them into bondage, and treat them ill, four hundred years.
Young's Literal Translation
'And God spake thus, That his seed shall be sojourning in a strange land, and they shall cause it to serve, and shall do it evil four hundred years,
Acts 7:6 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That his seed should sojourn in a strange land - See Genesis 15:13, Genesis 15:14.
Four hundred years - Moses says, Exodus 12:40, that the sojourning of the children of Israel in Egypt - was 430 years. See the note there. St. Paul has the same number, Galatians 3:17; and so has Josephus, Ant. lib. ii. cap. 1, sect. 9; in Bell. lib. v. cap. 9, sect. 4. St. Stephen uses the round number of 400, leaving out the odd tens, a thing very common, not only in the sacred writers, but in all others, those alone excepted who write professedly on chronological matters.
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Genesis 15:13,16 And he said to Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them...
Exodus 12:40,41 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelled in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years...
Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after...
Acts 7:6 Parallel CommentariesAbraham's Aliens Belonging Bondage Cause Country Cruel Declared Enslave Enslaved Entreat Evil Foreign Four Home Hundred Ill Ill-Treat Live Mistreated Offspring Oppressed Others Posterity Reduced Seed Servants Serve Slavery Sojourn Sojourning Strange Treat Way WiseAbraham's Aliens Belonging Bondage Cause Country Cruel Declared Enslave Enslaved Entreat Evil Foreign Four Home Hundred Ill Ill-Treat Live Mistreated Offspring Oppressed Others Posterity Reduced Seed Servants Serve Slavery Sojourn Sojourning Strange Treat Way WiseTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 15:13 Then the LORD said to him, "Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there.
Exodus 3:10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt."
Exodus 12:40 Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years.
Galatians 3:17 What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise.