Acts 7:1

Stephen’s Speech to the Sanhedrin

1 Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?”

Read Acts 7:1 Using Other Translations

Then said the high priest, Are these things so?
And the high priest said, "Are these things so?"
Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these accusations true?”

What does Acts 7:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 7:1

Then said the high priest
The Ethiopic version adds, "to him"; that is, to Stephen; for to him he addressed himself: or he "asked him", as the Syriac version renders it; he put the following question to him:

are these things so?
is it true what they say, that thou hast spoken blasphemous words against the temple, and the law, and hast said that Jesus of Nazareth will destroy the one, and change the other? what hast thou to say for thyself, and in thine own defence? this high priest was either Annas, or rather Caiaphas; (See Gill on Acts 4:6).

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