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Acts 7:17


7:17 “But as the time drew near for God to fulfill the promise he had declared to Abraham, 1  the people increased greatly in number 2  in Egypt,

Acts 7:20

7:20 At that time Moses was born, and he was beautiful 3  to God. For 4  three months he was brought up in his father’s house,

1 tn Grk “But as the time for the fulfillment of the promise drew near that God had declared to Abraham.” The order of the clauses has been rearranged to improve English style. See vv. 6-7 above.

2 tn Grk “the people increased and multiplied.”

3 tn Or “was well-formed before God,” or “was well-pleasing to God” (BDAG 145 s.v. ἀστεῖος suggests the meaning is more like “well-bred” as far as God was concerned; see Exod 2:2).

4 tn Grk “who was brought up for three months.” The continuation of the sentence as a relative clause is awkward in English, so a new sentence was started in the translation by changing the relative pronoun to a regular pronoun (“he”).

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