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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Acts 7

Verse 9

God

Jehovah. Genesis 39:2.

Verse 14

kindred

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

sepulchre

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 30

angel

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 35

angel

(See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 37

Lord

Jehovah. Deuteronomy 18:15.

Verse 38

church

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

(See Scofield " :-") .

angel (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 45

Jesus

i.e. Joshua.

Verse 49

Lord

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

Verse 53

angels

(See Scofield " :-") .

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

God

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

Verse 60

sin

Sin. (See Scofield " :-") .

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Acts 7". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/acts-7.html. 1917.