And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performinggreat1wonders and asignsamong the people.
But somemen from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both2Cyrenians and 3Alexandrians, and some from 4Cilicia and b5Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
11Then they secretlyinducedmen to say, "We have heard him speakblasphemouswordsagainstMoses and against God."
And they stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes, and they 6came up to him and dragged him away and brought him cbefore7the dCouncil.
They putforward8falsewitnesses who said, "Thismanincessantlyspeaksagainstthis9holyplace and the Law;
for we have heard him say that 10thisNazarene, Jesus, will destroythisplace and alter11the customswhichMoseshandeddown to us."
And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the e12Councilsaw his facelike the face of an angel.