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Acts 7:46

Context
NET ©

He 1  found favor 2  with 3  God and asked that he could 4  find a dwelling place 5  for the house 6  of Jacob.

NIV ©

who enjoyed God’s favour and asked that he might provide a dwelling-place for the God of Jacob.

NASB ©

" David found favor in God’s sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.

NLT ©

"David found favor with God and asked for the privilege of building a permanent Temple for the God of Jacob.

MSG ©

David asked God for a permanent place for worship.

BBE ©

Who was pleasing to God; and he had a desire to make a holy tent for the God of Jacob.

NRSV ©

who found favor with God and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the house of Jacob.

NKJV ©

"who found favor before God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob.


KJV
Who
<3739>
found
<2147> (5627)
favour
<5485>
before
<1799>
God
<2316>_,
and
<2532>
desired
<154> (5668)
to find
<2147> (5629)
a tabernacle
<4638>
for the God
<2316>
of Jacob
<2384>_.
NASB ©
"David found
<2147>
favor
<5485>
in God's
<2316>
sight
<1799>
, and asked
<154>
that he might find
<2147>
a dwelling
<4638>
place
<4638>
for the God
<2316>
of Jacob
<2384>
.
GREEK
ov
<3739>
R-NSM
euren
<2147> (5627)
V-2AAI-3S
carin
<5485>
N-ASF
enwpion
<1799>
ADV
tou
<3588>
T-GSM
yeou
<2316>
N-GSM
kai
<2532>
CONJ
hthsato
<154> (5668)
V-AMI-3S
eurein
<2147> (5629)
V-2AAN
skhnwma
<4638>
N-ASN
tw
<3588>
T-DSM
yew
<2316>
N-DSM
iakwb
<2384>
N-PRI
NET © [draft] ITL
He found
<2147>
favor
<5485>
with God
<2316>
and
<2532>
asked
<154>
that he could find
<2147>
a dwelling place
<4638>
for the house of Jacob
<2384>
.
NET ©

He 1  found favor 2  with 3  God and asked that he could 4  find a dwelling place 5  for the house 6  of Jacob.

NET © Notes

tn Grk “David, who” The relative pronoun was replaced by the pronoun “he” and a new sentence was begun in the translation at this point to improve the English style.

tn Or “grace.”

tn Grk “before,” “in the presence of.”

tn The words “that he could” are not in the Greek text, but are implied as the (understood) subject of the infinitive εὑρεῖν (Jeurein). This understands David’s request as asking that he might find the dwelling place. The other possibility would be to supply “that God” as the subject of the infinitive: “and asked that God find a dwelling place.” Unfortunately this problem is complicated by the extremely difficult problem with the Greek text in the following phrase (“house of Jacob” vs. “God of Jacob”).

tn On this term see BDAG 929 s.v. σκήνωμα a (Ps 132:5).

tc Some mss read θεῷ (qew, “God”) here, a variant much easier to understand in the context. The reading “God” is supported by א2 A C E Ψ 33 1739 Ï lat sy co. The more difficult οἴκῳ (oikw, “house”) is supported by Ì74 א* B D H 049 pc. Thus the second reading is preferred both externally because of better ms evidence and internally because it is hard to see how a copyist finding the reading “God” would change it to “house,” while it is easy to see how (given the LXX of Ps 132:5) a copyist might assimilate the reading and change “house” to “God.” However, some scholars think the reading “house” is so difficult as to be unacceptable. Others (like Lachmann and Hort) resorted to conjectural emendation at this point. Others (Ropes) sought an answer in an underlying Aramaic expression. Not everyone thinks the reading “house” is too difficult to be accepted as original (see Lake and Cadbury). A. F. J. Klijn, “Stephen’s Speech – Acts vii.2-53,” NTS 4 (1957): 25-31, compared the idea of a “house within the house of Israel” with the Manual of Discipline from Qumran, a possible parallel that seems to support the reading “house” as authentic. (For the more detailed discussion from which this note was derived, see TCGNT 308-9.)



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