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Acts 7:25

    Acts 7:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he supposed his brothers would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and he supposed that his brethren understood that God by his hand was giving them deliverance; but they understood not.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he was hoping that his brothers would see that God had sent him to be their saviour; but they did not see.

    Webster's Revision

    and he supposed that his brethren understood that God by his hand was giving them deliverance; but they understood not.

    World English Bible

    He supposed that his brothers understood that God, by his hand, was giving them deliverance; but they didn't understand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and he supposed that his brethren understood how that God by his hand was giving them deliverance; but they understood not.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 7:25

    He supposed his brethren would have understood, etc. - He probably imagined that, as he felt from the Divine influence he was appointed to be their deliverer, they would have his Divine appointment signified to them in a similar way; and the act of justice which he now did in behalf of his oppressed countryman would be sufficient to show them that he was now ready to enter upon his office, if they were willing to concur.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 7:25

    For he supposed - This is not mentioned by Moses; but it is not at all improbable. When they saw him "alone" contending with the Egyptian; when it was understood that he had come and taken vengeance on one of their oppressors, it might have been presumed that he regarded himself as directed by God to interpose, and save the people.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 7:25

    7:25 They understood it not - Such was their stupidity and sloth; which made him afterward unwilling to go to them.