Bible: Acts 7:2-38
7:17 “But as the time drew near for God to fulfill the promise he had declared to Abraham, 44 the people increased greatly in number 45 in Egypt, 7:18 until another king who did not know about 46 Joseph ruled 47 over Egypt. 48 7:19 This was the one who exploited 49 our people 50 and was cruel to our ancestors, 51 forcing them to abandon 52 their infants so they would die. 53 7:20 At that time Moses was born, and he was beautiful 54 to God. For 55 three months he was brought up in his father’s house, 7:21 and when he had been abandoned, 56 Pharaoh’s daughter adopted 57 him and brought him up 58 as her own son. 7:22 So Moses was trained 59 in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful 60 in his words and deeds. 7:23 But when he was about forty years old, it entered his mind 61 to visit his fellow countrymen 62 the Israelites. 63 7:24 When 64 he saw one of them being hurt unfairly, 65 Moses 66 came to his defense 67 and avenged the person who was mistreated by striking down the Egyptian. 7:25 He thought his own people 68 would understand that God was delivering them 69 through him, 70 but they did not understand. 71 7:26 The next day Moses 72 saw two men 73 fighting, and tried to make peace between 74 them, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers; why are you hurting one another?’ 7:27 But the man who was unfairly hurting his neighbor pushed 75 Moses 76 aside, saying, ‘Who made 77 you a ruler and judge over us? 7:28 You don’t want to kill me the way you killed the Egyptian yesterday, do you?’ 78 7:29 When the man said this, 79 Moses fled and became a foreigner 80 in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons.
7:30 “After 81 forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the desert 82 of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning bush. 83 7:31 When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and when he approached to investigate, there came the voice of the Lord, 7:32 ‘I am the God of your forefathers, 84 the God of Abraham, Isaac, 85 and Jacob.’ 86 Moses began to tremble and did not dare to look more closely. 87 7:33 But the Lord said to him, ‘Take the sandals off your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. 88 7:34 I have certainly seen the suffering 89 of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to rescue them. 90 Now 91 come, I will send you to Egypt.’ 92 7:35 This same 93 Moses they had rejected, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and judge?’ 94 God sent as both ruler and deliverer 95 through the hand of the angel 96 who appeared to him in the bush. 7:36 This man led them out, performing wonders and miraculous signs 97 in the land of Egypt, 98 at 99 the Red Sea, and in the wilderness 100 for forty years. 7:37 This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, 101 ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers.’ 102 7:38 This is the man who was in the congregation 103 in the wilderness 104 with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our ancestors, 105 and he 106 received living oracles 107 to give to you. 108