Acts 7:9
New International Version
"Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him

New Living Translation
"These patriarchs were jealous of their brother Joseph, and they sold him to be a slave in Egypt. But God was with him

English Standard Version
“And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him

Berean Study Bible
Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him

Berean Literal Bible
And the patriarchs, having envied Joseph, sold him into Egypt. But God was with him

New American Standard Bible
"The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt. Yet God was with him,

King James Bible
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

Christian Standard Bible
"The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt, but God was with him

Contemporary English Version
These men were our ancestors. Joseph was also one of our famous ancestors. His brothers were jealous of him and sold him as a slave to be taken to Egypt. But God was with him

Good News Translation
"Jacob's sons became jealous of their brother Joseph and sold him to be a slave in Egypt. But God was with him

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt, but God was with him

International Standard Version
"Joseph's brothers became jealous of him and sold Joseph as a slave in Egypt. However, God was with him

NET Bible
The patriarchs, because they were jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt. But God was with him,

New Heart English Bible
"The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt; and God was with him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And our fathers were jealous of Joseph and they sold him into Egypt and God was with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Jacob's sons were jealous of their brother Joseph. They sold him into slavery, and he was taken to Egypt. But God was with Joseph

New American Standard 1977
“And the patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt. And yet God was with him,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt, but God was with him

King James 2000 Bible
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

American King James Version
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

American Standard Version
And the patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt: and God was with him,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the patriarchs, through envy, sold Joseph into Egypt; and God was with him,

Darby Bible Translation
And the patriarchs, envying Joseph, sold him away into Egypt. And God was with him,

English Revised Version
And the patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt: and God was with him,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

Weymouth New Testament
"The Patriarchs were jealous of Joseph and sold him into slavery in Egypt. But God was with him

World English Bible
"The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt. God was with him,

Young's Literal Translation
and the patriarchs, having been moved with jealousy, sold Joseph to Egypt, and God was with him,
Study Bible
Stephen's Address to the Sanhedrin
8Then God gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision, and Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day. And Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs. 9Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him 10and rescued him from all his troubles. He granted Joseph favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and all his household.…
Cross References
Genesis 37:11
And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept in mind what he had said.

Genesis 37:28
So when the Midianite traders passed by, his brothers pulled Joseph out of the pit and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.

Genesis 39:2
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master.

Genesis 39:21
the LORD was with him and extended kindness to him. He granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden,

Genesis 45:4
Then Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come near me." And they did so. "I am Joseph, your brother," he said, "the one you sold into Egypt!

Psalm 105:17
He sent a man before them--Joseph, sold as a slave.

Haggai 2:4
But now take courage, O Zerubbabel, declares the LORD. Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. And be strong, all you people of the land, declares the LORD. Work! For I am with you, declares the LORD of Hosts.

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Treasury of Scripture

And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

moved.

Genesis 37:4-11
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him…

Genesis 49:23
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

Matthew 27:18
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

sold.

Genesis 37:18-29
And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him…

Genesis 45:4
And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.

Genesis 50:15-20
And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him…

but.

Genesis 39:2,5,21-23
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian…

Genesis 49:24
But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.







Lexicon
[Because]
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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

patriarchs
πατριάρχαι (patriarchai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3966: A patriarch, head or founder of a family. From patria and archo; a progenitor.

were jealous
ζηλώσαντες (zēlōsantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2206: From zelos; to have warmth of feeling for or against.

of Joseph,
Ἰωσὴφ (Iōsēph)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2501: Joseph, a proper name. Of Hebrew origin; Joseph, the name of seven Israelites.

they sold him as a slave
ἀπέδοντο (apedonto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 591: From apo and didomi; to give away, i.e. Up, over, back, etc.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Egypt.
Αἴγυπτον (Aigypton)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 125: Egypt. Of uncertain derivation.

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

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

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect 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.

with
μετ’ (met’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

him
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.
(9) The patriarchs, moved with envy.--This, interpreted by what follows, is the first step in the long induction which is to show that the elect of God had always been opposed and rejected by those who were for the time the representatives of the nation. Envy had actuated the patriarchs when they sold Joseph; envy had led their descendants to deliver up Jesus (Matthew 27:18). But man's evil will had not frustrated God's gracious purpose. Joseph was made ruler over a kingdom. A greater glory might therefore be in store for Him who had now been rejected by them.

Sold Joseph into Egypt.--The objection that Joseph's brethren sold him not into Egypt, but to the Midianites and Ishmaelites (Genesis 37:25; Genesis 37:28), may well be dismissed as frivolous. They knew the trade which the Midianite slave-dealers carried on, and where their brother would be taken. So Joseph himself says of them "ye sold me hither" (Genesis 45:5).

Verse 9. - Moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him, for moved with envy sold Joseph, A.V., more correctly, and in accordance with Genesis 37:11, LXX.; and for but, A.V. Moved with jealousy, etc. Here breaks out that part of Stephen's argument which went to show how the Israelites had always ill-used their greatest benefactors, and resisted the leaders sent to them by God. 7:1-16 Stephen was charged as a blasphemer of God, and an apostate from the church; therefore he shows that he is a son of Abraham, and values himself on it. The slow steps by which the promise made to Abraham advanced toward performance, plainly show that it had a spiritual meaning, and that the land intended was the heavenly. God owned Joseph in his troubles, and was with him by the power of his Spirit, both on his own mind by giving him comfort, and on those he was concerned with, by giving him favour in their eyes. Stephen reminds the Jews of their mean beginning as a check to priding themselves in the glories of that nation. Likewise of the wickedness of the patriarchs of their tribes, in envying their brother Joseph; and the same spirit was still working in them toward Christ and his ministers. The faith of the patriarchs, in desiring to be buried in the land of Canaan, plainly showed they had regard to the heavenly country. It is well to recur to the first rise of usages, or sentiments, which have been perverted. Would we know the nature and effects of justifying faith, we should study the character of the father of the faithful. His calling shows the power and freeness of Divine grace, and the nature of conversion. Here also we see that outward forms and distinctions are as nothing, compared with separation from the world, and devotedness to God.
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