Acts 6:8-15 NIV

Stephen Seized

8 Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs1 among the people.

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9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)--Jews of Cyrene2 and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia3 and Asia.4 These men began to argue with Stephen,

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10 but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.5

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11 Then they secretly6 persuaded some men to say, "We have heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God."7

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12 So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin.8

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13 They produced false witnesses,9 who testified, "This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place10 and against the law.

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14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place11 and change the customs Moses handed down to us."12

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15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin13 looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.

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