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Acts 7:20

    Acts 7:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    At which season Moses was born, and was exceeding fair; and he was nourished three months in his father's house.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    At which time Moses came to birth, and he was very beautiful; and he was kept for three months in his father's house:

    Webster's Revision

    At which season Moses was born, and was exceeding fair; and he was nourished three months in his father's house.

    World English Bible

    At that time Moses was born, and was exceedingly handsome. He was nourished three months in his father's house.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    At which season Moses was born, and was exceeding fair; and he was nourished three months in his father's house:

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 7:20

    Moses - was exceeding fair - ΑϚειος τῳ Θεῳ, Was fair to God, i.e. was divinely beautiful. See the note on Exodus 2:2.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 7:20

    In which time ... - During this period of oppression. See Exodus 2:2, etc.

    Was exceeding fair - Greek: "was fair to God"; properly rendered, "was very handsome." The word "God" in the Greek here in accordance with the Hebrew usage, by which anything that is "very handsome, lofty, or grand" is thus designated. Thus, Psalm 36:7, "mountains of God," mean lofty mountains; Psalm 80:11, "cedars of God," mean lofty, beautiful cedars. Thus, Nineveh is called "a great city to God" (Jonah 3:3, Greek), meaning a very great city. The expression here simply means that Moses was "very fair," or handsome. Compare Hebrews 11:23, where he is called "a proper child"; that is, a "handsome child." It would seem from this that Moses was preserved by his mother on account of his "beauty"; and this is hinted at in Exodus 2:2. And it would also seem from this that Pharaoh had succeeded by his oppressions in what he had attempted; and that it was not unusual for parents among the Jews to expose their children, or to put them to death.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 7:20

    7:20 In which time - A sad but a seasonable time. Exod 2:2.