Acts 7 ©
Stephen, called upon to answer the charge against him, relateth how God called Abraham, and gave him and his seed the land of Canaan by promise; how Joseph was sold by his brethren, and Jacob with his family went down into Egypt; how, when they were oppressed by the Egyptians, Moses was born, and sent to deliver Israel out of Egypt; that this same Moses witnessed of Christ, received the law, and experienced the disobedience and idolatry of their forefathers; who had the tabernacle of witness, till Solomon built the temple; he reproacheth his hearers with imitating their fathers' rebellion against God, and persecution of his prophets, by having themselves murdered Christ, and transgressed the law they had received. Stung with the reproach, they stone him, looking up with faith unto God, and calling upon Jesus to receive his soul, and forgive his persecutors.
gAnd he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: hyet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.
pBut when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.
And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.
The same *dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil *entreated our fathers, xso that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.
And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:
Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?
iAnd when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an jangel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.
vThis is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the w*lively oracles to give unto us:
And athey made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
bThen God turned, and gave them up to worship cthe host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, dO ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
iWhich also our fathers 5that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, jwhom God *drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
¶qYe stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always rresist the Holy *Ghost: sas your fathers did, so do ye.
tWhich of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the uJust One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
But he, being zfull of the Holy *Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw athe glory of God, and Jesus bstanding on the right hand of God,