New International Version
"But our ancestors refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt.
King James Bible
To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
Darby Bible Translation
to whom our fathers would not be subject, but thrust [him] from them, and in their hearts turned back to Egypt,
World English Bible
to whom our fathers wouldn't be obedient, but rejected him, and turned back in their hearts to Egypt,
Young's Literal Translation
to whom our fathers did not wish to become obedient, but did thrust away, and turned back in their hearts to Egypt,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In their hearts turned back again into Egypt - Became idolaters, and preferred their Egyptian bondage and their idolatry to the promised land and the pure worship of God. See the whole of these transactions explained at large in the notes on Exodus 32:1-35 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God'--ACTS vii. 56. I. The vision of the Son of Man, or the abiding manhood of Jesus. Stephen's Greek name, and his belonging to the Hellenistic part of the Church, make it probable that he had never seen Jesus during His earthly life. If so, how beautiful that he should thus see and recognise Him! How significant, in any case, is it he should instinctively have taken on his lips that name, 'the Son of Man,' to designate …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Prayer of Stephen.
Whether Christ's Birth Should have Been Manifested by Means of the Angels and the Star?
Whether it is Fitting that Christ Should Sit at the Right Hand of God the Father?
Why is the LORD bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn't it be better for us to go back to Egypt?"
1 Corinthians 14:32
The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.
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