1Then said the high priest, Are these things so? 2And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, 3And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee. 4Then came he out of the land of the Chaldæans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell. 5And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child. 6And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. 7And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place. 8And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs. 9And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him, 10And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house. 11Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance. 12But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. 13And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph’s kindred was made known unto Pharaoh. 14Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls. 15So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, 16And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem. 17But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, 18Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph. 19The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live. 20In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father’s house three months: 21And when he was cast out, Pharaoh’s daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son. 22And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. 23And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel. 24And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: 25For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not. 26And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another? 27But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? 28Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday? 29Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons. 30And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. 31When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him, 32Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold. 33Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground. 34I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt. 35This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush. 36He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
37¶ This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. 38This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: 39To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt, 40Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 41And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. 42Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? 43Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. 44Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen. 45Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; 46Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. 47But Solomon built him an house. 48Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, 49Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? 50Hath not my hand made all these things?
51¶ Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. 52Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: 53Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
54¶ When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. 55But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, 56And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. 57Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, 58And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. 59And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 60And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Stefano Kwarĩria Kĩama
1Nake mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai ũrĩa mũnene akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Thitango ici nĩ cia ma?”
27:2 Atũm 22:1; Kĩam 11:31Nake Stefano agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Ariũ a Baba na maithe maitũ, ta thikĩrĩriai! Ngai mwene riiri nĩoimĩrĩire ithe witũ Iburahĩmu hĩndĩ ĩrĩa aatũũraga bũrũri wa Mesopotamia, atanathiĩ gũtũũra bũrũri wa Harani. 37:3 Kĩam 12:1Akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, ‘Thaama uume bũrũri wanyu na ũtige andũ anyu, ũthiĩ bũrũri ũrĩa ngaakuonia.’
47:4 Kĩam 12:5“Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Iburahĩmu akiuma bũrũri wa Akalidei agĩthiĩ gũtũũra Harani. Thuutha wa gĩkuũ gĩa ithe, Ngai akĩmũruta kuo na agĩũka bũrũri ũyũ mũtũũraga. 57:5 Ahib 11:13; Kĩam 12:7Ndaamũheire igai gũkũ, o na ikinya rĩmwe. No Ngai nĩamwĩrire atĩ we hamwe na njiaro ciake nĩmakegwatĩra bũrũri ũyũ, o na gũtuĩka hĩndĩ ĩyo Iburahĩmu ndaarĩ na mwana. 67:6 Thaam 1:8-11Ngai eerire Iburahĩmu atĩrĩ: ‘Njiaro ciaku igaatũũra irĩ ngʼeni bũrũri ũtarĩ wacio, kũrĩa igaatuuo ngombo na inyariirwo ihinda rĩa mĩaka magana mana.’ 77:7 Kĩam 15:13; Thaam 3:12Ningĩ Ngai akiuga atĩrĩ, ‘No nĩngaherithia rũrĩrĩ rũu igaatungata irĩ ngombo; na thuutha ũcio-rĩ, nĩikoima bũrũri ũcio, nacio nĩikaahooya irĩ kũndũ gũkũ.’ 87:8 Kĩam 17:9-14; Kĩam 21:2-4; Kĩam 25:26; Kĩam 29:31-35Hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩarĩkanĩire na Iburahĩmu kĩrĩkanĩro kĩa ũhoro wa kũrua. Nake Iburahĩmu agĩtuĩka ithe wa Isaaka na akĩmũruithia thikũ ya kanana thuutha wa gũciarwo gwake. Thuutha-inĩ Isaaka agĩtuĩka ithe wa Jakubu, nake Jakubu agĩtuĩka ithe wa athuuri arĩa ikũmi na eerĩ.
97:9 Kĩam 37:4, 11, 28; Kĩam 39:2, 21, 23“Na tondũ wa maguuka maitũ kũiguĩra Jusufu ũiru, nĩmamwendirie bũrũri wa Misiri agatuĩke ngombo kuo. No Ngai aarĩ hamwe nake 10na akĩmũhonokia mathĩĩna-inĩ make mothe. Nĩaheire Jusufu ũũgĩ na akĩmũhotithia atuĩke wa kwendeka nĩ Firaũni mũthamaki wa Misiri; nĩ ũndũ ũcio akĩmũtua wa gwathaga Misiri o na nyũmba yake yothe ya ũthamaki.
117:11 Kĩam 41:54“Thuutha ũcio gũkĩgĩa ngʼaragu bũrũri-inĩ wothe wa Misiri, na Kaanani, na ĩkĩrehe gũthĩĩnĩka kũingĩ mũno, namo maithe maitũ makĩaga irio. 127:12 Kĩam 42:1, 2Rĩrĩa Jakubu aiguire atĩ Misiri nĩ kwarĩ na ngano, agĩtũma maithe maitũ kuo hĩndĩ ya mbere. 137:13 Kĩam 45:1-4Na rĩrĩa maathiire riita rĩa keerĩ-rĩ, Jusufu akĩĩmenyithania kũrĩ ariũ a ithe, nake Firaũni akĩmenya ũhoro wa nyũmba ya Jusufu. 147:14 Kĩam 45:9, 10; Gũcook 10:22Thuutha wa ũguo-rĩ, Jusufu agĩtũmanĩra ithe Jakubu na nyũmba yake yothe moke, nao othe maarĩ andũ mĩrongo mũgwanja na atano. 157:15 Kĩam 46:5-7; Thaam 1:6Nake Jakubu agĩikũrũka, agĩthiĩ Misiri, kũrĩa we na maithe maitũ maakuĩrĩire. 167:16 Kĩam 23:16-20; Josh 24:32Mĩĩrĩ yao nĩyacookirio Shekemu na ĩgĩthikwo mbĩrĩra-inĩ ĩrĩa Iburahĩmu aagũrĩte na mbeeca kuuma kũrĩ ariũ a Hamori kũu Shekemu.
177:17 Thaam 1:7; Thab 105:24“Rĩrĩa ihinda rĩakuhĩrĩirie rĩa Ngai kũhingia kĩĩranĩro gĩake kũrĩ Iburahĩmu-rĩ, mũigana wa andũ aitũ kũu Misiri nĩwongererekete mũno. 187:18 Thaam 1:8Hĩndĩ ĩyo mũthamaki ũngĩ ũtooĩ ũhoro wa Jusufu agĩtuĩka wa gũthamaka Misiri. 197:19 Thaam 1:10-22Agĩĩka andũ aitũ ũũru mũno na akĩhinyĩrĩria maithe maitũ na ũndũ wa kũmaringĩrĩria na hinya mate tũkenge twao nĩgeetha tũkue.
207:20 Thaam 2:2; Ahib 11:23“Ihinda-inĩ rĩu Musa nĩaciarirwo, nake aarĩ mwana mũthaka mũno. Akĩrererwo mũciĩ gwa ithe ihinda rĩa mĩeri ĩtatũ. 217:21 Thaam 2:3-10Rĩrĩa aigirwo nja-rĩ, mwarĩ wa Firaũni akĩmuoya akĩmũrera ta mwana wake. 227:22 1Ath 4:30; Isa 19:11Musa agĩthomithio na ũũgĩ wothe wa andũ a Misiri na aarĩ na hinya wa mĩario na ciĩko.
23“Rĩrĩa Musa aakinyirie mĩaka mĩrongo ĩna-rĩ, agĩtua itua rĩa gũceerera andũ ao a Isiraeli. 24Nĩonire mũndũ ũmwe wao akĩnyariirwo nĩ mũndũ wa Misiri. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩthiĩ kũmũũrĩria na akĩmũrĩhĩria na ũndũ wa kũũraga mũndũ ũcio Mũmisiri. 25Musa eeciirĩtie atĩ andũ ao nĩmangĩonire atĩ Ngai nĩamũhũthagĩra nĩgeetha amahonokie, no-o matiamenyire ũguo. 26Mũthenya ũyũ ũngĩ Musa agĩthiĩ agĩkora andũ eerĩ a Isiraeli makĩrũa. Akĩgeria kũmaiguithania akĩmeeraga atĩrĩ, ‘Andũ aya, inyuĩ mũrĩ a ithe ũmwe; nĩ kĩĩ kĩratũma mwende gwĩkana ũũru?’
27“No mũndũ ũrĩa wekĩte ũcio ũngĩ ũũru agĩikania Musa, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, ‘Nũũ wagũtuire mwathi na mũtuithania wa maciira maitũ? 28Ũrenda kũnjũraga o ta ũrĩa ũrooragire Mũmisiri ira?’ 297:29 Thaam 2:11-15Rĩrĩa Musa aiguire ũguo akĩũra agĩthiĩ bũrũri wa Midiani, kũrĩa aatũũrire arĩ ta mũgeni na akĩgĩa na ariũ eerĩ.
30“Na rĩrĩ, mĩaka mĩrongo ĩna yarĩkia gũthira-rĩ, mũraika akiumĩrĩra Musa arĩ nĩnĩmbĩ-inĩ cia mwaki iria ciakanaga kĩhinga-inĩ kũu werũ-inĩ hakuhĩ na Kĩrĩma gĩa Sinai. 317:31 Thaam 3:14Rĩrĩa onire ũguo, akĩgega nĩ kĩrĩa onire. Na rĩrĩa aakuhagĩrĩria nĩguo one wega-rĩ, akĩigua mũgambo wa Mwathani ũkiuga atĩrĩ: 327:32 Atũm 3:13; Thaam 3:6‘Niĩ nĩ niĩ Ngai wa maithe manyu, Ngai wa Iburahĩmu, na Isaaka, o na Jakubu.’ Musa akĩinaina nĩ gwĩtigĩra na ndaigana kũrora.
337:33 Thaam 3:5“Nake Mwathani akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, ‘Ruta iraatũ ciaku, nĩgũkorwo hau ũrũgamĩte nĩ handũ hatheru. 347:34 Thaam 3:7-10Ti-itherũ nĩnyonete kũhinyĩrĩrio kwa andũ akwa kũu bũrũri wa Misiri. Nĩnjiguĩte gũcaaya kwao, na nĩnjikũrũkĩte thĩ nĩguo ndĩmohorithie. Rĩu ũka nĩngũgũtũma ũcooke Misiri.’
357:35 Atũm 7:27“Ũyũ nowe Musa ũrĩa maaregete makiuga atĩrĩ, ‘Nũũ ũgũtuĩte mwathi witũ na mũtũciirithia?’ Ngai we mwene nĩamũtũmire atuĩke mũnene na mũkũũri wao, na ũndũ wa mũraika ũrĩa wamuumĩrĩire kĩhinga-inĩ. 367:36 Thaam 12:41; Joh 4:48; Thaam 15:25Akĩmatongoria makiuma Misiri na agĩĩka morirũ na akĩringa ciama arĩ kũu Misiri, o na Iria-inĩ Itune, na ihinda rĩa mĩaka mĩrongo ĩna kũu werũ-inĩ.
377:37 Gũcook 18:15, 18“Ũyũ nowe Musa ũrĩa werire andũ a Isiraeli atĩrĩ, ‘Ngai nĩakamũtũmĩra mũnabii ta niĩ kuuma kũrĩ andũ anyu kĩũmbe.’ 387:38 Gũcook 32:45-47; Arom 3:2We aarĩ kĩũngano-inĩ kũu werũ-inĩ, arĩ hamwe na mũraika ũrĩa wamwarĩirie Kĩrĩma-inĩ gĩa Sinai, na aarĩ hamwe na maithe maitũ; nake nĩamũkĩrire ciugo irĩ muoyo nĩgeetha atũkinyĩrie.
39“No rĩrĩ, maithe maitũ nĩmaregire kũmwathĩkĩra. Handũ ha ũguo-rĩ, o makĩmũrega, na thĩinĩ wa ngoro ciao makĩĩrirĩria gũcooka Misiri. 407:40 Thaam 32:1, 23Nao makĩĩra Harũni atĩrĩ, ‘Tũthondekere ngai iria irĩtũtongoragia. Nĩgũkorwo mũndũ ũyũ ũgwĩtwo Musa, ũrĩa watũtongoririe tũkiuma bũrũri wa Misiri, tũtiũĩ ũrĩa onete!’ 417:41 Thaam 32:4-6Hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩguo maathondekire mũhianano watariĩ ta njaũ. Makĩũrutĩra magongona, na makĩgĩa na hĩndĩ ya gũkũngũĩra kĩrĩa maathondekete na moko mao. 42No Ngai akĩmahutatĩra, na akĩmarekereria mahooyage ciũmbe cia igũrũ. Ũhoro ũyũ ũtwaranĩte na ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo ibuku-inĩ rĩa anabii, atĩrĩ:
“ ‘Nĩmwandutĩire magongona na maruta
mĩaka mĩrongo ĩna kũu werũ-inĩ, inyuĩ nyũmba ya Isiraeli?
437:43 Amos 5:25-27Nĩmũtũũgĩrĩtie ihooero rĩa Moleku,
na njata ya ngai yanyu ĩrĩa ĩĩtagwo Refani,
mĩhianano ĩrĩa mwathondekire ya kũhooyaga.
Tondũ ũcio, nĩngatũma mũtahwo mũtwarwo’ kũhĩtũka Babuloni.
44“Maithe maitũ maarĩ na hema ĩrĩa yetagwo gĩikaro kĩa Ũira kũu werũ-inĩ. Nayo yathondeketwo o ta ũrĩa Ngai eerĩte Musa, kũringana na mũhianĩre ũrĩa onete. 457:45 Josh 3:14-17Maarĩkia kwamũkĩra hema-rĩ, maithe maitũ, matongoretio nĩ Joshua magĩũka nayo rĩrĩa menyiitĩire bũrũri kuuma kũrĩ ndũrĩrĩ iria Ngai aarutũrũrire ciehere mbere yao. Nayo ĩgĩtũũra kũu bũrũri ũcio o nginya hĩndĩ ya Daudi, 46ũrĩa wakenire nĩ gwĩtĩkĩrĩka nĩ Ngai, na akĩhooya etĩkĩrio aakĩre Ngai wa Jakubu gĩikaro. 47No Solomoni nĩwe wamwakĩire nyũmba.
48“No rĩrĩ, Ũrĩa-ũrĩ-Igũrũ-Mũno ndaikaraga nyũmba ciakĩtwo nĩ andũ. O ta ũrĩa mũnabii oigĩte atĩrĩ:
497:49 Math 5:34, 35“ ‘Igũrũ nĩkuo gĩtĩ gĩakwa kĩa ũnene,
nayo thĩ nĩ gaturwa ka makinya makwa.
Ũngĩkĩnjakĩra nyũmba ya mũthemba ũrĩkũ?
Ũguo nĩguo Mwathani ekũũria.
Kana kĩhurũko gĩakwa kĩngĩkorwo kũ?
50Githĩ ti guoko gwakwa gwathondekire indo ici ciothe?’
517:51 Alaw 26:41“Inyuĩ andũ aya aremi, o inyuĩ mũtarĩ aruu ngoro na matũ! Inyuĩ mũtariĩ o ta maithe manyu: Inyuĩ mũtũũraga mũreganĩte na Roho Mũtheru! 527:52 Atũm 3:14Nĩ kũrĩ mũnabii ũtaanyariirirwo nĩ maithe manyu? Mooragire o na andũ arĩa maarathire ũhoro wa gũũka kwa Ũrĩa Mũthingu. Na rĩu nĩmũmũkunyanĩire na mũkamũũraga; 537:53 Agal 3:19o inyuĩ mwamũkĩrire watho ũrĩa waathanirwo kũgerera araika no mũkĩaga kũwathĩkĩra.”
Stefano Kũhũũrwo na Mahiga
54Rĩrĩa maiguire maũndũ macio-rĩ, makĩrakara mũno, na makĩmũhagaranĩria magego. 557:55 Luk 1:15; Mar 16:19No Stefano, aiyũrĩtwo nĩ Roho Mũtheru, Agĩcũthĩrĩria igũrũ akĩona riiri wa Ngai, na Jesũ arũgamĩte guoko-inĩ kwa ũrĩo kwa Ngai. 56Akiuga atĩrĩ, “Onei, nĩndĩrona igũrũ rĩhingũkĩte nake Mũrũ wa Mũndũ arũgamĩte guoko-inĩ kwa ũrĩo kwa Ngai.”
57Maigua ũguo makĩhumbĩra matũ mao, makĩhanyũka harĩ we makiugagĩrĩria na mũgambo mũnene. 587:58 Luk 4:29; Alaw 24:14, 16; Atũm 8:1makĩmũkururia, makĩmumia nja ya itũũra, na makĩambĩrĩria kũmũhũũra na mahiga nyuguto. Nao, aira makĩiga nguo ciao magũrũ-inĩ ma mwanake wetagwo Saũlũ.
597:59 Thab 31:5Rĩrĩa maamũhũũraga na mahiga nyuguto, Stefano nĩahooire Ngai, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Mwathani Jesũ, amũkĩra roho wakwa.” 607:60 Luk 22:41; Math 5:44; Math 9:24Agĩcooka agĩturia ndu, akĩanĩrĩra, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Mwathani, ndũkamoorie rĩĩhia rĩĩrĩ.” Na aarĩkia kuuga ũguo, agĩkoma.