Acts 7:33
New International Version
"Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

New Living Translation
"Then the LORD said to him, 'Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground.

English Standard Version
Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

Berean Study Bible
Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

Berean Literal Bible
And the Lord said to him, 'Take off the sandal of your feet, for the place on which you stand is holy ground.

New American Standard Bible
"BUT THE LORD SAID TO HIM, 'TAKE OFF THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLY GROUND.

King James Bible
Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

Christian Standard Bible
"The Lord said to him: Take off the sandals from your feet, because the place where you are standing is holy ground.

Contemporary English Version
The Lord said to him, "Take off your sandals, because the place where you are standing is holy.

Good News Translation
The Lord said to him, 'Take your sandals off, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Lord said to him: Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

International Standard Version
Then the Lord told him, 'Remove your sandals from your feet, because the place where you are standing is holy ground.

NET Bible
But the Lord said to him, 'Take the sandals off your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.

New Heart English Bible
The Lord said to him, 'Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And THE LORD JEHOVAH said to him, 'Loose your shoes from your feet, for the ground on which you stand is holy.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord told him, 'Take off your sandals. The place where you're standing is holy ground.

New American Standard 1977
“BUT THE LORD SAID TO HIM, ‘TAKE OFF THE SANDALS FROM YOUR FEET, FOR THE PLACE ON WHICH YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLY GROUND.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the Lord said to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet; for the place where thou dost stand is holy ground.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the Lord to him, Put off your shoes from your feet: for the place where you stand is holy ground.

American King James Version
Then said the Lord to him, Put off your shoes from your feet: for the place where you stand is holy ground.

American Standard Version
And the Lord said unto him, Loose the shoes from thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to him: Loose the shoes from thy feet, for the place wherein thou standest, is holy ground.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Lord said to him, Loose the sandal of thy feet, for the place on which thou standest is holy ground.

English Revised Version
And the Lord said unto him, Loose the shoes from thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

Weymouth New Testament
"'Take off your shoes,' said the Lord, 'for the spot on which you are standing is holy ground.

World English Bible
The Lord said to him, 'Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Lord said to him, Loose the sandal of thy feet, for the place in which thou hast stood is holy ground;
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
32‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.’ Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look. 33Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. 34I have indeed seen the oppression of My people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. Now come, I will send you back to Egypt.’…
Cross References
Exodus 3:5
"Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground."

Joshua 5:15
The commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

Matthew 3:11
I baptize you with water for repentance, but after me will come One more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Treasury of Scripture

Then said the Lord to him, Put off your shoes from your feet: for the place where you stand is holy ground.

Put.

Exodus 3:5
And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Joshua 5:15
And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

Ecclesiastes 5:1
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.







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

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

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

said
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

‘Take off
Λῦσον (Lyson)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3089: A primary verb; to 'loosen'.

[your]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sandals,
ὑπόδημα (hypodēma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5266: A sandal; anything bound under. From hupodeo; something bound under the feet, i.e. A shoe or sandal.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

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

place
τόπος (topos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5117: Apparently a primary word; a spot, i.e. Location; figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard.

where
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you are standing
ἕστηκας (hestēkas)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

is
ἐστίν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

holy
ἁγία (hagia)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

ground.
γῆ (gē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.
(33, 34) Then said the Lord to him . . . .--The words are almost a verbal reproduction of Exodus 3:5; Exodus 3:7-8. The citation was in part an implied answer to the charge of disregarding the sanctity of places in which man stands as in the presence of God, partly an implied protest against the narrowing thoughts which limited that sanctity to the Temple of Jerusalem.

Verse 33. - And the Lord said unto him for then said the Lord to him, A.V.; loose the shoes for put off by shoes, A.V. Loose the shoes, etc. In Exodus 3:5 it is λύσαι... ἐκ τῶν ποδῶν σου. Iamblichus, quoted by Meyer, refers the Pythagorean precept, "Sacrifice and worship with thy shoes off," to an Egyptian custom. The custom of Orientals to take off their sandals on entering mosques or other sacred places, as existing to the present day, is noticed by many travelers (see also Joshua 5:15). 7:30-41 Men deceive themselves, if they think God cannot do what he sees to be good any where; he can bring his people into a wilderness, and there speak comfortably to them. He appeared to Moses in a flame of fire, yet the bush was not consumed; which represented the state of Israel in Egypt, where, though they were in the fire of affliction, yet they were not consumed. It may also be looked upon as a type of Christ's taking upon him the nature of man, and the union between the Divine and human nature. The death of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, cannot break the covenant relation between God and them. Our Saviour by this proves the future state, Mt 22:31. Abraham is dead, yet God is still his God, therefore Abraham is still alive. Now, this is that life and immortality which are brought to light by the gospel. Stephen here shows that Moses was an eminent type of Christ, as he was Israel's deliverer. God has compassion for the troubles of his church, and the groans of his persecuted people; and their deliverance takes rise from his pity. And that deliverance was typical of what Christ did, when, for us men, and for our salvation, he came down from heaven. This Jesus, whom they now refused, as their fathers did Moses, even this same has God advanced to be a Prince and Saviour. It does not at all take from the just honour of Moses to say, that he was but an instrument, and that he is infinitely outshone by Jesus. In asserting that Jesus should change the customs of the ceremonial law. Stephen was so far from blaspheming Moses, that really he honoured him, by showing how the prophecy of Moses was come to pass, which was so clear. God who gave them those customs by his servant Moses, might, no doubt, change the custom by his Son Jesus. But Israel thrust Moses from them, and would have returned to their bondage; so men in general will not obey Jesus, because they love this present evil world, and rejoice in their own works and devices.
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