Acts 6:14

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

Read Acts 6:14 Using Other Translations

For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.
for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us."
We have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy the Temple and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”

What does Acts 6:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 6:14

For we have heard him say
The Ethiopic version adds, "besides"; but rather these words are a reason, giving evidence to, and supporting the general charge:

that this Jesus of Nazareth;
Stephen spoke of, and whom they so called by way of contempt:

shall destroy this place;
meaning the temple, as the Ethiopic version renders it; and is the same charge, the false witnesses at Christ's examination brought against him:

and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us;
that is, the rites, ceremonies, institutions, and appointments of the Mosaic dispensation; and yet this is no other, than what the Jews themselves say will be done, in the times of the Messiah; for they assert F16, that

``(awbl dytel) , "in time to come" (i.e. in the days of the Messiah) all sacrifices shall cease, but the sacrifice of thanksgiving.''


FOOTNOTES:

F16 Vajikra Rabba, sect. 9. fol. 153. 1. & sect. 27. fol. 168. 4.
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