Acts 7:20
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English Standard Version
At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God’s sight. And he was brought up for three months in his father’s house,

King James Bible
In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:

American Standard Version
At which season Moses was born, and was exceeding fair; and he was nourished three months in his father's house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
At the same time was Moses born, and he was acceptable to God: who was nourished three months in his father's house.

English Revised Version
At which season Moses was born, and was exceeding fair; and he was nourished three months in his father's house:

Webster's Bible Translation
In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished in his father's house three months:

Weymouth New Testament
At this time Moses was born--a wonderfully beautiful child; and for three months he was cared for in his father's house.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Time (καιρῷ)

Better, season or juncture. "Sad, seasonable" (Bengel). See on Acts 1:7.

Exceeding fair (ἀστεῖος τῷ θεῷ)

Lit., fair unto God: a Hebrew superlative. Compare Jonah 3:3 : great unto God; A. V., exceeding great. Genesis 10:9, of Nimrod: a mighty hunter before the Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:4 : mighty unto God; i.e., in God's sight. Ἀστεῖος, fair (only here and Hebrews 11:23), is from ἄστυ, a town, and means originally town-bred; hence refined, elegant, comely. The word is used in the Septuagint of Moses (Exodus 2:2), and rendered goodly. The Jewish traditions extol Moses' beauty. Josephus says that those who met him, as he was carried along the streets, forgot their business and stood still to gaze at him.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Moses.

Exodus 2:2-10 And the woman conceived, and bore a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months...

and was.

1 Samuel 16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and with of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said...

Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child...

exceeding fair. or, fair to God.

Cross References
Exodus 2:2
The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.

1 Samuel 16:12
And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him, for this is he."

Hebrews 11:23
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.

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