Acts 7:17
New International Version
“As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased.

New Living Translation
“As the time drew near when God would fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt greatly increased.

English Standard Version
“But as the time of the promise drew near, which God had granted to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt

Berean Study Bible
As the time drew near for God to fulfill His promise to Abraham, our people in Egypt increased greatly in number.

Berean Literal Bible
Now as the time of the promise that God had sworn to Abraham was drawing near, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

King James Bible
But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

New King James Version
“But when the time of the promise drew near which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt

New American Standard Bible
“But as the time of the promise which God had assured to Abraham was approaching, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

NASB 1995
“But as the time of the promise was approaching which God had assured to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

NASB 1977
“But as the time of the promise was approaching which God had assured to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

Amplified Bible
“But as the time [for the fulfillment] of the promise which God had made to Abraham was approaching, the [Hebrew] people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

Christian Standard Bible
“As the time was approaching to fulfill the promise that God had made to Abraham, the people flourished and multiplied in Egypt

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As the time was drawing near to fulfill the promise that God had made to Abraham, the people flourished and multiplied in Egypt

American Standard Version
But as the time of the promise drew nigh which God vouchsafed unto Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the time had arrived which God had promised with an oath to Abraham, the people had multiplied and had grown strong in Egypt,

Contemporary English Version
Finally, the time came for God to do what he had promised Abraham. By then the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the time of the promise drew near, which God had promised to Abraham, the people increased, and were multiplied in Egypt,

English Revised Version
But as the time of the promise drew nigh, which God vouchsafed unto Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

Good News Translation
"When the time drew near for God to keep the promise he had made to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had grown much larger.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When the time that God had promised to Abraham had almost come, the number of our people in Egypt had grown very large.

International Standard Version
"Now as the time approached for the fulfillment of the promise that God had made to Abraham, the people's population increased a great deal in Egypt.

Literal Standard Version
And according as the time of the promise was drawing near, which God swore to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

NET Bible
"But as the time drew near for God to fulfill the promise he had declared to Abraham, the people increased greatly in number in Egypt,

New Heart English Bible
"But as the time of the promise came close which God had made to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

Weymouth New Testament
"But as the time drew near for the fulfilment of the promise which God had made to Abraham, the people became many times more numerous in Egypt,

World English Bible
"But as the time of the promise came close which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

Young's Literal Translation
'And according as the time of the promise was drawing nigh, which God did swear to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
16Their bones were carried back to Shechem and placed in the tomb that Abraham had bought from the sons of Hamor at Shechem for a price he paid in silver. 17 As the time drew near for God to fulfill His promise to Abraham, our people in Egypt increased greatly in number. 18Then another king, who knew nothing of Joseph, arose over Egypt.…

Cross References
Genesis 15:13
Then the LORD said to Abram, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years.

Genesis 47:27
Now the Israelites settled in the land of Egypt, in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and became fruitful and increased greatly in number.

Exodus 1:7
but the Israelites were fruitful and increased rapidly; they multiplied and became exceedingly numerous, so that the land was filled with them.

Acts 13:17
The God of the people of Israel chose our fathers. He made them into a great people during their stay in Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He led them out of that land.


Treasury of Scripture

But when the time of the promise drew near, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

when.

Acts 7:6
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.

Genesis 15:13-16
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; …

2 Peter 3:8,9
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day…

the people.

Acts 13:17
The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.

Exodus 1:7-12,20
And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them…

Psalm 105:24,25
And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies…









(17) Which God had sworn to Abraham.--The better MSS. give, which God promised.

Verse 17. - As for when, A.V.; vouchsafed unto for had sworn to, A.V. and T.R. Vouchsafed; ὁμολογεῖν, in the sense of" to promise," as in Matthew 14:7, and not unfrequently in Greek writers, for ὀμνύειν, to swear.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
As
Καθὼς (Kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

time
χρόνος (chronos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5550: A space of time or interval; by extension, an individual opportunity; by implication, delay.

drew near
ἤγγιζεν (ēngizen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1448: Trans: I bring near; intrans: I come near, approach. From eggus; to make near, i.e. approach.

for
ἧς (hēs)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

[to fulfill] His promise
ἐπαγγελίας (epangelias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1860: A promise. From epaggello; an announcement.

to Abraham,
Ἀβραάμ (Abraam)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 11: Abraham, progenitor of the Hebrew race. Of Hebrew origin; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch.

[our]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people
λαὸς (laos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Egypt
Αἰγύπτῳ (Aigyptō)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 125: Egypt. Of uncertain derivation.

increased
ηὔξησεν (ēuxēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 837: (a) I cause to increase, become greater (b) I increase, grow. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow, i.e. Enlarge.

greatly in number.
ἐπληθύνθη (eplēthynthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4129: To increase, multiply. From another form of plethos; to increase.


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