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Acts 7:46

    Acts 7:46 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

    World English Bible

    who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    who found favour in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

    Definitions for Acts 7:46

    Tabernacle - A tent, booth or dwelling.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 7:46

    Desired to find a tabernacle - This was in David's heart, and it met with the Divine approbation: see 2 Samuel 7:2, etc., and see the purpose, Psalm 132:2-5; but, as David had been a man of war, and had shed much blood, God would not permit him to build the temple; but he laid the plan and made provision for it, and Solomon executed the design.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 7:46

    Who found favour ... - That is, God granted him great prosperity, and delivered him from his enemies.

    To find a tabernacle - To prepare a permanent dwelling-place for the "ark," and for the visible symbols of the divine presence. Hitherto the ark had been kept in the tabernacle, and had been borne about from place to place. David sought to build a house that would be permanent, where the ark might be deposited, 2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 22:7.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 7:46

    7:46 Who petitioned to find a habitation for the God of Jacob - But he did not obtain his petition: for God remained without any temple till Solomon built him a house. Observe how wisely the word is chosen with respect to what follows.