Acts 6:11-13

11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”
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.
13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law.

Acts 6:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
ESV
11 Then they secretly instigated men who said, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God."
NLT
11 So they persuaded some men to lie about Stephen, saying, “We heard him blaspheme Moses, and even God.”
MSG
11 So in secret they bribed men to lie: "We heard him cursing Moses and God."
CSB
11 Then they induced men to say, "We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God!"

Acts 6:11-13 In-Context

9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen.
10 But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”
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.
13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law.
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.”
15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.

Cross References 5

  • 1. 1 Kings 21:10
  • 2. Matthew 26:59-61
  • 3. S Matthew 5:22
  • 4. Exodus 23:1; Psalms 27:12
  • 5. Matthew 24:15; Acts 7:48; Acts 21:28
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