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Acts 7:2

7:2 So he replied, 1  “Brothers and fathers, listen to me. The God of glory appeared to our forefather 2  Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he settled in Haran,

Acts 7:19

7:19 This was the one who exploited 3  our people 4  and was cruel to our ancestors, 5  forcing them to abandon 6  their infants so they would die. 7 

1 tn Grk “said.”

2 tn Or “ancestor”; Grk “father.”

3 tn According to L&N 88.147 it is also possible to translate κατασοφισάμενος (katasofisameno") as “took advantage by clever words” or “persuaded by sweet talk.”

4 tn Or “race.”

5 tn Or “forefathers”; Grk “fathers.”

6 tn Or “expose” (BDAG 303 s.v. ἔκθετος).

7 tn Grk “so that they could not be kept alive,” but in this context the phrase may be translated either “so that they would not continue to live,” or “so that they would die” (L&N 23.89).

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