New American Standard Bible
"Our fathers had the tabernacle of testimony in the wilderness, just as He who spoke to Moses directed him to make it according to the pattern which he had seen.
King James Bible
Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
Darby Bible Translation
Our fathers had the tent of the testimony in the wilderness, as he that spoke to Moses commanded to make it according to the model which he had seen;
World English Bible
"Our fathers had the tabernacle of the testimony in the wilderness, even as he who spoke to Moses commanded him to make it according to the pattern that he had seen;
Young's Literal Translation
'The tabernacle of the testimony was among our fathers in the wilderness, according as He did direct, who is speaking to Moses, to make it according to the figure that he had seen;
Acts 7:44 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The tabernacle of witness - The "tent" or "tabernacle" which Moses was commanded to make. It was called a tabernacle of "witness," or of "testimony," because it was the visible witness or proof of God's presence with them; the evidence that he to whom it was devoted was their protector and guide. The name is given either to the "tent," to the two tables of stone, or to the ark; all of which were "witnesses," or "evidences" of God's relation to them as their Lawgiver and guide, Exodus 16:34; Exodus 25:16, Exodus 25:21; Exodus 27:21; Exodus 30:6, Exodus 30:36; Exodus 31:18, etc.; Numbers 1:50, Numbers 1:53. The two charges against Stephen were, that he had spoken blasphemy against Moses or his Law, and against the temple, Acts 6:13-14. In the previous part of this defense he had shown his respect for Moses and his Law. He now proceeds to show that he did not design to speak with disrespect of the temple, or the holy places of their worship. He therefore expresses his belief in the divine appointment of both the tabernacle Acts 7:44-46 and of the temple Acts 7:47.
According to the fashion ... - According to the pattern that was shown to him, by which it was to be made, Exodus 25:9, Exodus 25:40; Exodus 26:30. As God showed him "a pattern," it proved that the tabernacle had his sanction. Against that Stephen did not intend to speak.
LibraryThe Death of the Master and the Death of the Servant
'And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 60. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And, when he had said this, he fell asleep.'--ACTS vii. 59, 60. This is the only narrative in the New Testament of a Christian martyrdom or death. As a rule, Scripture is supremely indifferent to what becomes of the people with whom it is for a time concerned. As long as the man is the organ of the divine Spirit he is …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Letter iv. You Reply to the Conclusion of My Letter: "What have we to do with Routiniers?...
And Jacob, when He Went into Mesopotamia, Saw Him in a Dream...
The Law Given, not to Retain a People for Itself, but to Keep Alive the Hope of Salvation in Christ Until his Advent.
"Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them.
"According to all that I am going to show you, as the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct it.
"See that you make them after the pattern for them, which was shown to you on the mountain.
"Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to its plan which you have been shown in the mountain.
"You shall make it hollow with planks; as it was shown to you in the mountain, so they shall make it.
This is the number of the things for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were numbered according to the command of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people,
Jump to PreviousAppointed Built Commanded Desert Design Directed Fashion Fathers Figure Forefathers Imitation Instructed Make Moses Orders Pattern Speaking Tabernacle Tent Testimony Waste Wilderness Witness
Jump to NextAppointed Built Commanded Desert Design Directed Fashion Fathers Figure Forefathers Imitation Instructed Make Moses Orders Pattern Speaking Tabernacle Tent Testimony Waste Wilderness Witness
LinksActs 7:44 NIV
Acts 7:44 NLT
Acts 7:44 ESV
Acts 7:44 NASB
Acts 7:44 KJV
Acts 7:44 Bible Apps
Acts 7:44 Biblia Paralela
Acts 7:44 Chinese Bible
Acts 7:44 French Bible
Acts 7:44 German Bible
Acts 7:44 Commentaries