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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Acts 7

Verse 9


Jehovah. Genesis 39:2.

Verse 14


Cf. (See Scofield " :-") . There is no real contradiction. The "house of Jacob" numbered seventy but the "kindred" would include the wives of Jacob's sons.

Verse 16


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Verse 30


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Verse 35


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Verse 37


Jehovah. Deuteronomy 18:15.

Verse 38


Israel in the land is never called a church. In the wilderness Israel was a true church (G. ecclesia = called-out assembly), but in striking contrast with the N.T. ecclesia

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angel (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 45


i.e. Joshua.

Verse 49


Jehovah. Isaiah 66:1; Isaiah 66:2.

Verse 53


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Verse 54

When they heard

They had brought false witnesses against Stephen; he bears true witness against them, quoting the testimony of writers they owned to be inspired. He speaks of the persistent rejection of God and His servants by the nation til at last it is brought home to themselves, and arouses the maddened enmity of their hearts. It was the final trial of the nation.

Verse 59


Omit God. Lit. And were stoning Stephen as he was invoking and saying, Lord Jesus, give welcome unto my spirit.

Verse 60


Sin. (See Scofield " :-") .

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Acts 7". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.