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39Our ancestors were unwilling to obey him; instead, they pushed him aside, and in their hearts they turned back to Egypt,

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39. To whom our fathers would not obey, &c.—Here he shows that the deepest dishonor done to Moses came from the nation that now professed the greatest jealousy for his honor.

in their hearts turned back … into Egypt—"In this Stephen would have his hearers read the downward career on which they were themselves entering."




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