Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.
Then some from what is called the Freedmen's Synagogue, composed of both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, came forward and disputed with Stephen.
But they were unable to stand up against the wisdom and the Spirit by whom he spoke.
Then they induced men to say, "We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God!"
They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; so they came up, dragged him off, and took him to the Sanhedrin.
They also presented false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.
For we heard him say that Jesus, this Nazarene, will destroy this place and change the customs that Moses handed down to us."
And all who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at him and saw that his face was like the face of an angel.