Acts 7:22
New International Version
Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.

New Living Translation
Moses was taught all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in both speech and action.

English Standard Version
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.

Berean Study Bible
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.

Berean Literal Bible
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.

King James Bible
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

New King James Version
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds.

New American Standard Bible
Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was proficient in speaking and action.

NASB 1995
“Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

NASB 1977
“And Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

Amplified Bible
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom and culture of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

Christian Standard Bible
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in his speech and actions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in his speech and actions.”

American Standard Version
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians; and he was mighty in his words and works.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was prepared in his words and in his deeds also.

Contemporary English Version
Moses was given the best education in Egypt. He was a strong man and a powerful speaker.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians; and he was mighty in his words and in his deeds.

English Revised Version
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians; and he was mighty in his words and works.

Good News Translation
He was taught all the wisdom of the Egyptians and became a great man in words and deeds.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and became a great man in what he said and did.

International Standard Version
So Moses learned all the wisdom of the Egyptians and became a great man, both in words and in deeds.

Literal Standard Version
and Moses was taught in all wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in words and in works.

NET Bible
So Moses was trained in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in his words and deeds.

New Heart English Bible
Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was mighty in his words and works.

Weymouth New Testament
So Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and possessed great influence through his eloquence and his achievements.

World English Bible
Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He was mighty in his words and works.

Young's Literal Translation
and Moses was taught in all wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in words and in works.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
21When he was set outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. 22So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. 23When Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his brothers, the children of Israel.…

Cross References
1 Kings 4:30
Solomon's wisdom was greater than that of all the men of the East, greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.

Isaiah 19:11
The princes of Zoan are mere fools; Pharaoh's wise counselors give senseless advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am one of the wise, a son of eastern kings"?

Daniel 1:17
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. And Daniel had insight into all kinds of visions and dreams.


Treasury of Scripture

And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

was learned.

1 Kings 4:29
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

2 Chronicles 9:22
And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

Isaiah 19:11
Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?

and was.

Luke 24:19
And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:









(22) Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.--Better, was trained, or instructed. There is no direct statement to this effect in the history of the Pentateuch, but it was implied in Moses being brought up as the son of Pharaoh's daughter, and was in harmony with later paraphrases and expansions of the earlier history. The narrative of Josephus (as above) and the references in the New Testament to Jannes and Jambres as the magicians who withstood Moses (2Timothy 3:8), and to the dispute of Michael and Satan as to his body (Jude 1:9), indicate the wide acceptance of some such half-legendary history. The passage is instructive, (1) as an indirect plea on the part of Stephen, like that afterwards made by Clement of Alexandria (Strom. i. 5, ? 28; 6:5, ? 42) and Justin (Dial. c. Tryph. c. 1-4), for the recognition of heathen wisdom as an element in the divine education of mankind; (2) as having contributed to fix the attention of the more cultivated and scholarly of the early Christian critics, such as those named, and Origen, and Jerome, and Augustine, on the teaching of Greek poets and philosophers, and having furnished them with a sanction for such studies.

Mighty in words and in deeds.--Josephus (Ant. ii. 10), still following the same traditional history, relates that Moses commanded the Egyptian forces in a campaign against the Ethiopians, and protected them against the serpents that infected the country, by transporting large numbers of the ibis that feeds on serpents. The romance was completed by the marriage of Moses with the daughter of the Ethiopian king who had fallen passionately in love with him. This was possibly a development of the brief statement in Numbers 12:1. The language of Moses (Exodus 4:10), in which he speaks of himself as "not eloquent" and "slow of speech," seems at first inconsistent with "mighty in words," but may fairly be regarded as simply the utterance of a true humility shrinking from the burden of a mighty task.

Verse 22. - Instructed for learned, A.V.; he was mighty for was mighty, A.V.; in his words and works for in words and in deeds, A.V. and T.R. The statement of Moses being instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, though not found in Exodus, was doubtless true. Josephus makes Thermeutis speak of him as "of a noble understanding;" and says that he was "brought up with much care and diligence." And Philo, in his life of Moses(quoted by Whitby), says he was smiled in music, geometry, arithmetic, and hieroglyphics, and the whole circle of arts and sciences.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Moses
Μωϋσῆς (Mōusēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3475: Or Moses, or Mouses of Hebrew origin; Moseus, Moses, or Mouses, the Hebrew lawgiver.

was educated
ἐπαιδεύθη (epaideuthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3811: From pais; to train up a child, i.e. Educate, or, discipline.

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.

all
πάσῃ (pasē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

[the] wisdom
σοφίᾳ (sophia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4678: Wisdom, insight, skill (human or divine), intelligence. From sophos; wisdom.

of [the] Egyptians
Αἰγυπτίων (Aigyptiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 124: Egyptian. From Aiguptos; an Eyyptian or inhabitant of Egyptus.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

powerful
δυνατὸς (dynatos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1415: (a) of persons: powerful, able, (b) of things: possible. From dunamai; powerful or capable; neuter possible.

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.

speech
λόγοις (logois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

action.
ἔργοις (ergois)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.


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