The Meaning of Acts 7:10 Explained

Acts 7:10

KJV: And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

YLT: and did deliver him out of all his tribulations, and gave him favour and wisdom before Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he did set him -- governor over Egypt and all his house.

Darby: and delivered him out of all his tribulations, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he appointed him chief over Egypt and all his house.

ASV: and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

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What does Acts 7:10 Mean?

Context Summary

Acts 7:1-13 - Stephen's Defense: God's First Called Ones
There are several touches in this eloquent apology which deserve notice. Acts 7:2 : "The God of glory." This chapter begins and ends with glory. See Acts 7:55. Note that God appeared to Abraham in Ur, before he had come to Haran at the divine bidding. It is interesting to have this discrimination between the different appearances of God to the patriarch. Acts 7:3 : We often have to leave our land before God shows us another. Acts 7:6 : God's promises lighted up the weary bondage of Egypt. Acts 7:10 : It is God that delivers us out of our afflictions and gives us favor with people.
The drift of the whole speech, which must be borne in mind as we read it, is that again and again the Chosen People had rejected their God-sent deliverers and prophets, and had taken their own evil courses. The rejection of the Savior was only a parallel to that of Joseph by his brethren, and that of Moses by the nation. Israel had always been stiffnecked and froward, and ought not history to warn Stephen's hearers against taking a similar attitude towards Jesus of Nazareth? Might not Jesus prove to be as great a blessing in that generation as Joseph or Moses had been in his? The parallel will be complete when Jesus returns in power and glory.

Chapter Summary: Acts 7

1  Stephen, permitted to answer to the accusation of blasphemy,
2  shows that Abraham worshipped God rightly, and how God chose the fathers,
20  before Moses was born, and before the tabernacle and temple were built;
37  that Moses himself witnessed of Christ;
44  and that all outward ceremonies were ordained to last but for a time;
51  reprehending their rebellion, and murdering of Christ, whom the prophets foretold
54  Whereupon they stone Stephen to death,
59  who commends his soul to Jesus, and humbly prays for them

What do the individual words in Acts 7:10 mean?

and rescued him out of all the tribulations of him gave him favor wisdom before Pharaoh king of Egypt he appointed ruler over Egypt over all the house
καὶ ἐξείλατο αὐτὸν ἐκ πασῶν τῶν θλίψεων αὐτοῦ ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ χάριν σοφίαν ἐναντίον Φαραὼ βασιλέως Αἰγύπτου κατέστησεν ἡγούμενον ἐπ’ Αἴγυπτον [ἐφ’] ὅλον τὸν οἶκον

What are the major concepts related to Acts 7:10?

Main Subject Matters

Joseph Is Made Governor over Egypt [13]
Rescued from troubles [8]
Governor Of Egypt [7]
Favour Of Wisdom [7]
Royal favor [5]
Unusual wisdom [4]
Enantion [3]
Joseph's intelligence [3]
God Appointed Afflictions [2]
Plenty in Egypt [2]
Examples Of Envy [2]
Egyptian Wisdom [2]
aiguptos [2]
Royal land grants [2]

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