Acts 7:46
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who enjoyed God's favor and asked that he might provide 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.

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Desired to find a tabernacle - This was in David's heart, and it met with the Divine approbation: see 2 Samuel 7:2, etc., and see the purpose, Psalm 132:2-5; but, as David had been a man of war, and had shed much blood, God would not permit him to build the temple; but he laid the plan and made provision for it, and Solomon executed the design.

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found.

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said...

1 Samuel 15:28 And Samuel said to him, The LORD has rent the kingdom of Israel from you this day, and has given it to a neighbor of yours...

1 Samuel 16:1,11-13 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel...

2 Samuel 6:21 And David said to Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before your father, and before all his house...

2 Samuel 7:1,8,18,19 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 Chronicles 28:4,5 However, the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever...

Psalm 78:68-72 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved...

Psalm 89:19-37 Then you spoke in vision to your holy one, and said, I have laid help on one that is mighty...

Psalm 132:11 The LORD has sworn in truth to David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of your body will I set on your throne.

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, See, I dwell in an house of cedars...

1 Chronicles 22:7,8 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house to the name of the LORD my God...

1 Chronicles 28:2,3 Then David the king stood up on his feet, and said, Hear me, my brothers, and my people: As for me...

1 Chronicles 29:2,3 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver...

Psalm 132:1-5 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions...

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Stephen's vision
'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.
(Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 1832.) TEXT: ACTS vii. 60. "And Stephen 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." FREE and unrestricted as we are in our church as to our choice of subjects for meditation from the treasuries of the divine Word, many of you may still perhaps wonder why I have selected this passage. For you are aware that I have often lately taken occasion to express the opinion that the state of things
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Whether Christ's Birth Should have Been Manifested by Means of the Angels and the Star?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ's birth should not have been manifested by means of the angels. For angels are spiritual substances, according to Ps. 103:4: "Who maketh His [Vulg.: 'makest Thy'] angels, spirits." But Christ's birth was in the flesh, and not in His spiritual substance. Therefore it should not have been manifested by means of angels. Objection 2: Further, the righteous are more akin to the angels than to any other, according to Ps. 33:8: "The angel of the Lord shall encamp round
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether it is Fitting that Christ Should Sit at the Right Hand of God the Father?
Objection 1: It would seem unfitting that Christ should sit at the right hand of God the Father. For right and left are differences of bodily position. But nothing corporeal can be applied to God, since "God is a spirit," as we read in Jn. 4:24. Therefore it seems that Christ does not sit at the right hand of the Father. Objection 2: Further, if anyone sits at another's right hand, then the latter is seated on his left. Consequently, if Christ sits at the right hand of the Father, it follows that
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
1 Samuel 13:14
But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the LORD's command."

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

2 Samuel 7:8
"Now then, tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel.

1 Chronicles 17:1
After David was settled in 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
A song of ascents. LORD, remember David and all his self-denial.

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

Acts 13:22
After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'

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