To induce; bribe; prompt.

And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. Then they SUBORNED men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council. ( Acts 6:10-12 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Suborn'". A King James Dictionary.


sub-orn' (hupoballo (Acts 6:11; only here in the New Testament)):

The word means to introduce by collusion, to put one person in the place of another, to employ anyone in a secret manner and instruct such a one to act for and as though he were another person.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SUBORN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.