And Stephen, full of grace and 1power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people.
Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen.
But 2they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
Then 3they secretly instigated men who said, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God."
And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized him and brought him before the council,
and they 4set up false 5witnesses who said, "This man never ceases to speak words against 6this holy place and the law,
for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth 7will destroy this place and will 8change 9the customs that Moses delivered to us."
And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face 10was like the face of an angel.