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Acts 7:39

    Acts 7:39 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    to whom our fathers would not be obedient, but thrust him from them, and turned back in their hearts unto Egypt,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By whom our fathers would not be controlled; but they put him on one side, turning back in their hearts to Egypt,

    Webster's Revision

    to whom our fathers would not be obedient, but thrust him from them, and turned back in their hearts unto Egypt,

    World English Bible

    to whom our fathers wouldn't be obedient, but rejected him, and turned back in their hearts to Egypt,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    to whom our fathers would not be obedient, but thrust him from them, and turned back in their hearts unto Egypt,

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 7:39

    In their hearts turned back again into Egypt - Became idolaters, and preferred their Egyptian bondage and their idolatry to the promised land and the pure worship of God. See the whole of these transactions explained at large in the notes on Exodus 32:1-35 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 7:39

    Would not obey ... - This refers to what they said of him when he was in the mount, Exodus 32:1, Exodus 32:23.

    In their hearts turned ... - They wished to return to Egypt. They regretted that they had come out of Egypt, and desired again the things which they had there, as preferable to what they had in the desert, Numbers 11:5. Perhaps, however, the expression means, not that they desired literally to "return" to Egypt, but that "their hearts inclined to the habits and morals of the Egyptians." They forsook God, and imitated the idolatries of the Egyptians.