Acts 7:41
New International Version
That was the time they made an idol in the form of a calf. They brought sacrifices to it and reveled in what their own hands had made.

New Living Translation
So they made an idol shaped like a calf, and they sacrificed to it and celebrated over this thing they had made.

English Standard Version
And they made a calf in those days, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.

Berean Study Bible
At that time they made a calf and offered a sacrifice to the idol, rejoicing in the works of their hands.

Berean Literal Bible
And in those days they made a calf and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.

King James Bible
And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

New King James Version
And they made a calf in those days, offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

New American Standard Bible
At that time they made a calf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.

NASB 1995
“At that time they made a calf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.

NASB 1977
“And at that time they made a calf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.

Amplified Bible
In those days they made a calf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced and celebrated over the works of their hands.

Christian Standard Bible
They even made a calf in those days, offered sacrifice to the idol, and were celebrating what their hands had made.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They even made a calf in those days, offered sacrifice to the idol, and were celebrating what their hands had made.

American Standard Version
And they made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they made a calf for themselves in those days, and they sacrificed sacrifices to the idol and they were delighting in the work of their hands.

Contemporary English Version
Then they made an idol in the shape of a calf. They offered sacrifices to the idol and were pleased with what they had done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

English Revised Version
And they made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.

Good News Translation
It was then that they made an idol in the shape of a bull, offered sacrifice to it, and had a feast in honor of what they themselves had made.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That was the time they made a calf. They offered a sacrifice to that false god and delighted in what they had made.

International Standard Version
"At that time they even made a calf to be their idol, offered a sacrifice to it, and delighted in what they had made with their hands.

Literal Standard Version
And they made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands,

NET Bible
At that time they made an idol in the form of a calf, brought a sacrifice to the idol, and began rejoicing in the works of their hands.

New Heart English Bible
They made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.

Weymouth New Testament
"Moreover they made a calf at that time, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and kept rejoicing in the gods which their own hands had made.

World English Bible
They made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.

Young's Literal Translation
'And they made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
40They said to Aaron, ‘Make us gods who will go before us! As for this Moses who led us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him.’ 41At that time they made a calf and offered a sacrifice to the idol, rejoicing in the works of their hands. 42But God turned away from them and gave them over to the worship of the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: ‘Did you bring Me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?…

Cross References
Exodus 32:4
He took the gold from their hands, and with an engraving tool he fashioned it into a molten calf. And they said, "These, O Israel, are your gods, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!"

Exodus 32:6
So the next day they arose, offered burnt offerings, and presented peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink, and got up to indulge in revelry.

Psalm 106:19
At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped a molten image.

Revelation 9:20
Now the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their hands. They did not stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk.


Treasury of Scripture

And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

they.

Exodus 32:2-8,17-20
And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me…

Deuteronomy 9:12-18
And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image…

Nehemiah 9:18
Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;

rejoiced.

Isaiah 2:8,9
Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: …

Isaiah 44:9-20
They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed…

Hosea 9:1,10
Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor…









(41) They made a calf.--The fact is stated in a compound word which is not found in the LXX. version, and which St. Stephen apparently coined for the purpose.

Rejoiced in the works of their own hands.--The verb expresses specially the joy of a feast, as in Luke 15:23-24; Luke 15:29; Luke 16:19; and is therefore specially appropriate for what is related in Exodus 32:5-6. The tense "were rejoicing" expresses the frequency or continuance of the sin.

Verse 41. - Brought a sacrifice for offered sacrifice, A.V. (see Exodus 32:6, with which the A.V. agrees best); hands for own hands, A.V.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
At
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.

that
ἐκείναις (ekeinais)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

time
ἡμέραις (hēmerais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

they made a calf
ἐμοσχοποίησαν (emoschopoiēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3447: To make an image of a calf. From moschos and poieo; to fabricate the image of a bullock.

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

offered
ἀνήγαγον (anēgagon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 321: From ana and ago; to lead up; by extension to bring out; specially, to sail away.

a sacrifice
θυσίαν (thysian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2378: Abstr. and concr: sacrifice; a sacrifice, offering. From thuo; sacrifice.

to the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

idol,
εἰδώλῳ (eidōlō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1497: An idol, false god. From eidos; an image; by implication, a heathen god, or the worship of such.

rejoicing
εὐφραίνοντο (euphrainonto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2165: From eu and phren; to put in a good frame of mind, i.e. Rejoice.

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.

the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.

hands.
χειρῶν (cheirōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's 5495: A hand.


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