Acts 7:46
New International Version
who enjoyed God's favor and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

New Living Translation
“David found favor with God and asked for the privilege of building a permanent Temple for the God of Jacob.

English Standard Version
who found favor in the sight of God and asked to find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

Berean Study Bible
who found favor in the sight of God and asked to provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

Berean Literal Bible
who found favor before God and asked to find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

New American Standard Bible
"David found favor in God's sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

King James Bible
Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

Christian Standard Bible
He found favor in God's sight and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

Contemporary English Version
He pleased God and asked him if he could build a house of worship for the people of Israel.

Good News Translation
He won God's favor and asked God to allow him to provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He found favor in God's sight and asked that he might provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

International Standard Version
He found favor with God and asked to design a dwelling for the house of Jacob,

NET Bible
He found favor with God and asked that he could find a dwelling place for the house of Jacob.

New Heart English Bible
who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who found affection before him who is God, and he requested to find a tabernacle for The God of Jacob.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
who won God's favor. David asked that he might provide a permanent place for the family of Jacob.

New American Standard 1977
“And David found favor in God’s sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who found grace before God and asked to provide a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

King James 2000 Bible
Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

American King James Version
Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

American Standard Version
who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who found grace before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

Darby Bible Translation
who found favour before God, and asked to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob;

English Revised Version
who found favour in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

Weymouth New Testament
David obtained favour with God, and asked leave to provide a dwelling-place for the God of Jacob.

World English Bible
who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

Young's Literal Translation
who found favour before God, and requested to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob;
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
45And our fathers who received it brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations God drove out before them. It remained until the time of David, 46who found favor in the sight of God and asked to provide a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. 47But it was Solomon who built the house for Him.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 13:14
But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought a man after His own heart and appointed him ruler over His people, because you have not kept the command of the LORD."

2 Samuel 7:1
After the king had settled into his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him,

2 Samuel 7:8
Now then, you are to tell My servant David that this is what the LORD of Hosts says: I took you from the pasture, from following the flock, to be the ruler over My people Israel.

1 Chronicles 17:1
After David had settled into his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."

Psalm 132:1
O LORD, remember on behalf of David all the hardships he endured,

Psalm 132:5
until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

Acts 13:22
After removing Saul, He raised up David as their king and testified about him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after My own heart; he will carry out My will in its entirety.'

Treasury of Scripture

Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

found.

Acts 13:22
And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

1 Samuel 15:28
And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.

1 Samuel 16:1,11-13
And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons…

and desired.

2 Samuel 7:1-5
And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; …

1 Kings 8:17-19
And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel…

1 Chronicles 17:1-4
Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains…







Lexicon
who
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

found
εὗρεν (heuren)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

favor
χάριν (charin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

in the sight
ἐνώπιον (enōpion)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1799: Neuter of a compound of en and a derivative of optanomai; in the face of.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

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

asked
ᾐτήσατο (ētēsato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

to provide
εὑρεῖν (heurein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

a dwelling place
σκήνωμα (skēnōma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4638: A tent pitched, a dwelling, tabernacle. From skenoo; an encampment, i.e. the Temple, the body.

for the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative 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.

God
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

of Jacob.
Ἰακώβ (Iakōb)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2384: Of Hebrew origin; Jacob, the progenitor of the Israelites.
(46) Who found favour before God.--Again we trace, though still in the form of a narrative, an indirect answer to the accusation brought against Stephen. He was ready to acknowledge without reserve that the Temple was planned by the man after God's own heart, and built by the wisest of the sons of men. But the question still remained whether it was therefore the symbol of a final and perfect worship, whether it did not bear witness to its own incompleteness.

Verse 46. - In the sight of for before, A.V. (ἐνώπιον); asked for desired, A.V.; habitation for tabernacle, A.V. (σκήνωμα). Habitation. In Deuteronomy 33:18 σκήνωμα stands in the LXX. for אִהֶל, and in 2 Peter 1:13, 5:14, for the human body as the tabernacle or temporary dwelling of the soul or spirit. And the idea of a temporary or movable dwelling seems to suit Stephen's argument better than that of a fixed one. The מִשְׁכָנות of Psalm 132:5 (to which perhaps, as well as 2 Samuel 7:1-6, Stephen refers) is equally applicable to a tent. 7:42-50 Stephen upbraids the Jews with the idolatry of their fathers, to which God gave them up as a punishment for their early forsaking him. It was no dishonour, but an honour to God, that the tabernacle gave way to the temple; so it is now, that the earthly temple gives way to the spiritual one; and so it will be when, at last, the spiritual shall give way to the eternal one. The whole world is God's temple, in which he is every where present, and fills it with his glory; what occasion has he then for a temple to manifest himself in? And these things show his eternal power and Godhead. But as heaven is his throne, and the earth his footstool, so none of our services can profit Him who made all things. Next to the human nature of Christ, the broken and spiritual heart is his most valued temple.
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