Acts 6:10
New International Version
But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.

New Living Translation
None of them could stand against the wisdom and the Spirit with which Stephen spoke.

English Standard Version
But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.

Berean Study Bible
but they could not stand up to his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.

Berean Literal Bible
And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by whom he was speaking.

King James Bible
And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

New King James Version
And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.

New American Standard Bible
But they were unable to cope with his wisdom and the Spirit by whom he was speaking.

NASB 1995
But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.

NASB 1977
And yet they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.

Amplified Bible
But they were not able to successfully withstand and cope with the wisdom and the intelligence [and the power and inspiration] of the Spirit by whom he was speaking.

Christian Standard Bible
But they were unable to stand up against his wisdom and the Spirit by whom he was speaking.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they were unable to stand up against his wisdom and the Spirit by whom he was speaking.

American Standard Version
And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and The Spirit who was speaking in him.

Contemporary English Version
But they were no match for Stephen, who spoke with the great wisdom that the Spirit gave him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit that spoke.

English Revised Version
And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spake.

Good News Translation
But the Spirit gave Stephen such wisdom that when he spoke, they could not refute him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They couldn't argue with Stephen because he spoke with the wisdom that the Spirit had given him.

International Standard Version
But they could neither refute the wisdom nor withstand the Spirit by which he kept speaking.

Literal Standard Version
and they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking;

NET Bible
Yet they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.

New Heart English Bible
They weren't able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.

Weymouth New Testament
They were quite unable, however, to resist the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.

World English Bible
They weren't able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.

Young's Literal Translation
and they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit with which he was speaking;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Arrest of Stephen
9But resistance arose from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and men from the provinces of Cilicia and Asia. They began to argue with Stephen, 10but they could not stand up to his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke. 11Then they prompted some men to say, “We heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God.”…

Cross References
Acts 6:9
But resistance arose from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and men from the provinces of Cilicia and Asia. They began to argue with Stephen,

Acts 6:11
Then they prompted some men to say, "We heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God."


Treasury of Scripture

And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke.

able.

Acts 5:39
But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Acts 7:51
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

Exodus 4:12
Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

the spirit.

Job 32:8,18
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding…

Micah 3:8
But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.

Luke 1:17
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.









(10) They were not able.--Better, had no strength; the verb being somewhat more forcible than that commonly translated "to be able."

To resist the wisdom and the spirit with which he spake.--It is remarkable that Stephen is the first Christian teacher of whom "wisdom" is thus specially predicted. In the Gospels it is ascribed to our Lord (Matthew 13:54; Luke 2:40; Luke 2:52); and we read of "the wisdom of Solomon" (Matthew 12:42). In a writer like St. Luke, it implies something higher even than the "consolation" or "prophecy" from which Barnabas took his name--wider thoughts, a clearer vision of the truth, the development of what had been before latent in hints and parables and dark sayings. The speech that follows in the next chapter, may be accepted as an example, as far as circumstances allowed, of the method and power of his general teaching.

Verse 10. - Withstand for resist, A.V. This was a part of the "power" mentioned in ver. 8.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[but]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they could not
ἴσχυον (ischyon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2480: To have strength, be strong, be in full health and vigor, be able; meton: I prevail. From ischus; to have force.

stand up to
ἀντιστῆναι (antistēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 436: To set against; I withstand, resist, oppose. From anti and histemi; to stand against, i.e. Oppose.

[his]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wisdom
σοφίᾳ (sophia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4678: Wisdom, insight, skill (human or divine), intelligence. From sophos; wisdom.

[or]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Spirit
Πνεύματι (Pneumati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

by whom
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

he spoke.
ἐλάλει (elalei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.


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