Acts 7:1-13

ISV(i) 1 Then the high priest asked, "Is this true?" 2 Stephen replied: "Listen, brothers and fathers! "The glorious God appeared to our ancestor Abraham while he was in Mesopotamia before he settled in Haran. 3 God said to him, 'Leave your country and your relatives and go to the land I will show you.' 4 So he left the country of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. Then after the death of his father, God had him move to this country where you now live. 5 God gave him no property here, not even a foot of land, yet he promised to give it to him and to his descendants after him as a permanent possession, even though he had no child. 6 "This is what God promised: His descendants would be strangers in a foreign country, and its people would enslave them and oppress them for 400 years. 7 'But I will punish the nation they serve,' said God, 'and afterwards they will leave and worship me in this place.' 8 Later, God gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision. Later, he fathered Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day. Then Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered the twelve patriarchs. 9 "Joseph's brothers became jealous of him and sold Joseph as a slave in Egypt. However, God was with him 10 and rescued him from all his troubles. He granted him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler of Egypt and of his whole household. 11 "But a famine spread throughout Egypt and Canaan, and with it great suffering, and our ancestors couldn't find any food. 12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our ancestors on their first trip. 13 On their second trip, Joseph made himself known to his brothers, and Joseph introduced his family to Pharaoh.