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Acts 7:41 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “At that time they made a calf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And so they fell to calf-making in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And they made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they made a calf in those days and offered sacrifices to the idol and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they made a calfe in those dayes, and offered sacrifice vnto the idole, and reioyced in the workes of their owne hands.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And he made them the calf in those days, and they sacrificed sacrifices to idols, and were delighted with the work of their hands.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he made them a calf in those days; and they offered sacrifices to idols, and were voluptuous with the work of their hands.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they made a calf 3447
{3447} Prime
μοσχοποιέω
moschopoieo
{mos-khop-oy-eh'-o}
From G3448 and G4160; to fabricate the image of a bullock.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
those 1565
{1565} Prime
ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
{ek-i'-nos}
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
days, 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
offered 321
{0321} Prime
ἀνάγω
anago
{an-ag'-o}
From G0303 and G0071; to lead up; by extension to bring out; specifically to sail away.
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
sacrifice 2378
{2378} Prime
θυσία
thusia
{thoo-see'-ah}
From G2380; sacrifice (the act or the victim, literally or figuratively).
unto the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
idol, 1497
{1497} Prime
εἴδωλον
eidolon
{i'-do-lon}
From G1491; an image (that is, for worship); by implication a heathen god, or (plural) the worship of such.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
rejoiced 2165
{2165} Prime
εὐφραίνω
euphraino
{yoo-frah'-ee-no}
From G2095 and G5424; to put (middle voice or passive voice be) in a good frame of mind, that is, rejoice.
z5712
<5712> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
works 2041
{2041} Prime
ἔργον
ergon
{er'-gon}
From ἔργω [[ergo]] (a primary but obsolete word; to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act.
of their own y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
hands. 5495
{5495} Prime
χείρ
cheir
{khire}
Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 7:35-41.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 7:30-41.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 7:41

And they made a calf — In imitation of Apis, the Egyptian god: and rejoiced in the works of their hands — In the god they had made.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 7:41

And they made a (n) calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

(n) This was the superstition of the Egyptian's idolatry: for they worshipped Apis, a strange and marvellous looking calf, and made beautiful images of cows.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
they:

Exodus 32:2-8 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which [are] in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring [them] unto me. ... They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These [be] thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Exodus 32:17-20 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, [There is] a noise of war in the camp. ... And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt [it] in the fire, and ground [it] to powder, and strawed [it] upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink [of it].
Deuteronomy 9:12-18 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted [themselves]; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image. ... And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Nehemiah 9:18 Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This [is] thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;
Psalms 106:19-21 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. ... They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;

rejoiced:

Isaiah 2:8-9 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: ... And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
Isaiah 44:9-20 They that make a graven image [are] all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they [are] their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. ... He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, [Is there] not a lie in my right hand?
Hosea 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as [other] people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.
Hosea 9:10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: [but] they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto [that] shame; and [their] abominations were according as they loved.
Habakkuk 2:18-20 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols? ... But the LORD [is] in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
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Ex 32:2, 17. Dt 9:12. Ne 9:18. Ps 106:19. Is 2:8; 44:9. Ho 9:1, 10. Hab 2:18.

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