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Acts 7:53 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— ye who received the law as it was ordained by angels, and kept it not.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept [it].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— you who received the law as ordained by angels, and [yet] did not keep it.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept [it].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— who have received the law as ordained by [the] ministry of angels, and have not kept [it].
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who, indeed, received the law through ranks of messengers,—and guarded it not.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— who received the law by arrangement of messengers, and did not keep [it].'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who have received the law by the disposition of angels and have not kept it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who haue receiued the Lawe by the disposition of Angels, and haue not kept it.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And you have received the law by the precept of angels. and have not kept it.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And ye have received the law by the ordination of angels, and have not kept it.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Who 3748
{3748} Prime
ὅστις
hostis
{hos'-tis}
From G3739 and G5100; which some, that is, any that; also (definitely) which same.
have received 2983
{2983} Prime
λαμβάνω
lambano
{lam-ban'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of; whereas G1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove]).
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
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).
law 3551
{3551} Prime
νόμος
nomos
{nom'-os}
From a primary word νέμω [[nemo]] (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), generally (regulation), specifically (of Moses [including the volume]; also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle).
by 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the disposition 1296
{1296} Prime
διαταγή
diatage
{dee-at-ag-ay'}
From G1299; arrangement, that is, institution.
of angels, 32
{0032} Prime
ἄγγελος
aggelos
{ang'-el-os}
From ἀγγέλλω [[aggello]] (probably derived from G0071; compare G0034; to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication a pastor.
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.
have y5442
[5442] Standard
φυλάσσω
phulasso
{foo-las'-so}
Probably from G5443 through the idea of isolation; to watch, that is, be on guard (literally or figuratively); by implication to preserve, obey, avoid.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
kept 5442
{5442} Prime
φυλάσσω
phulasso
{foo-las'-so}
Probably from G5443 through the idea of isolation; to watch, that is, be on guard (literally or figuratively); by implication to preserve, obey, avoid.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
[it].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 7:51-53.


Acts 7:53

_ _ Who have received the law by the disposition — “at the appointment” or “ordination,” that is, by the ministry.

_ _ of angels, and have not kept it — This closing word is designed to shut up those idolizers of the law under the guilt of high disobedience to it, aggravated by the august manner in which they had received it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 7:51-53.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 7:53

Who have received the law by the administration of angels — God, when he gave the law on Mount Sinai, was attended with thousands of his angels, Galatians 3:19; Psalms 68:17.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 7:53

Who have received the law by the (y) disposition of angels, and have not kept [it].

(y) By the ministry of angels.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
have received:

Exodus 19:1-20:26 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they [into] the wilderness of Sinai. ... Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand [went] a fiery law for them.
Psalms 68:17 The chariots of God [are] twenty thousand, [even] thousands of angels: the Lord [is] among them, [as in] Sinai, in the holy [place].
Galatians 3:19 Wherefore then [serveth] the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

and have:

Ezekiel 20:18-21 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols: ... Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which [if] a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and [yet] none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
Romans 2:23-25 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? ... For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
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