Acts 6:11
New International Version
Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, "We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."

New Living Translation
So they persuaded some men to lie about Stephen, saying, "We heard him blaspheme Moses, and even God."

English Standard Version
Then they secretly instigated men who said, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.”

Berean Study Bible
Then they prompted some men to say, “We heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God.”

Berean Literal Bible
Then they suborned men, saying, "We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God."

New American Standard Bible
Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."

King James Bible
Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

Christian Standard Bible
Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, "We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God."

Contemporary English Version
So they talked some men into saying, "We heard Stephen say terrible things against Moses and God!"

Good News Translation
So they bribed some men to say, "We heard him speaking against Moses and against God!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they persuaded some men to say, "We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God!"

International Standard Version
So they secretly got some men to say, "We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God."

NET Bible
Then they secretly instigated some men to say, "We have heard this man speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God."

New Heart English Bible
Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they sent men and instructed them to say, “We have heard him speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they bribed some men to lie. These men said, "We heard him slander Moses and God."

New American Standard 1977
Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.

King James 2000 Bible
Then they bribed men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

American King James Version
Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

American Standard Version
Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then they suborned men to say, they had heard him speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God.

Darby Bible Translation
Then they suborned men, saying, We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God.

English Revised Version
Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

Weymouth New Testament
Then they privately put forward men who declared, "We have heard him speak blasphemous things against Moses and against God."

World English Bible
Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God."

Young's Literal Translation
then they suborned men, saying -- 'We have heard him speaking evil sayings in regard to Moses and God.'
Study Bible
The Arrest of 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.” 12So they stirred up the people and elders and scribes. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:1
You shall not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked by being a malicious witness.

1 Kings 21:10
But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them testify, 'You have cursed both God and the king!' Then take him out and stone him to death."

Jeremiah 26:11
Then the priests and prophets said to the officials and all the people, "This man is worthy of death, for he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears!"

Jeremiah 37:13
But when he reached the Gate of Benjamin, the captain of the guard, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah, seized him and said, "You are deserting to the Chaldeans!"

Acts 6:10
but they could not stand up to his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.

Acts 6:12
So they stirred up the people and elders and scribes. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin.

Treasury of Scripture

Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

they.

Acts 23:12-15
And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul…

Acts 24:1-13
And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul…

Acts 25:3,7
And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him…

blasphemous.

Acts 6:13
And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

Acts 18:6
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

Acts 26:11
And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.

against Moses.

Acts 7:37-39
This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear…

Acts 15:21
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Acts 21:20-22,28
And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law: …







Lexicon
Then
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

they prompted
ὑπέβαλον (hypebalon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5260: From hupo and ballo; to throw in stealthily, i.e. Introduce by collusion.

[some] men
ἄνδρας (andras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

to say,
λέγοντας (legontas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“We heard
Ἀκηκόαμεν (Akēkoamen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

[Stephen]
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

speak
λαλοῦντος (lalountos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

words
ῥήματα (rhēmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4487: From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.

of blasphemy
βλάσφημα (blasphēma)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 989: Slanderous; subst: a blasphemer. From a derivative of blapto and pheme; scurrilious, i.e. Calumnious, or impious.

against
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Moses
Μωϋσῆν (Mōusēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3475: Or Moses, or Mouses of Hebrew origin; Moseus, Moses, or Mouses, the Hebrew lawgiver.

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

[against] God.”
Θεόν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(11) Blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.--The words indicate with sufficient clearness the nature of Stephen's teaching. The charge was a false one, but its falsehood was a distortion of the truth, as that against our Lord had been. He was accused of blasphemy in calling Himself the Son of God; making Himself equal with God (Matthew 26:63; John 5:18); threatening to destroy the Temple (Matthew 26:61)--each of the counts in the indictment resting on words that He had actually spoken. And Stephen, in like manner, was charged with offences for which there must have seemed colourable ground. He had taught, we must believe, that the days of the Temple were numbered; that with its fall the form of worship of which it was the representative would pass away, that the Law given by Moses was to make way for the higher revelation in Christ, and the privileges of the elect nation to be merged in the blessings of the universal Church. In this case, accordingly, the antagonism comes, not only or chiefly, as in the previous chapters, from the Sadducean high priests and their followers, but from the whole body of scribes and people. Pharisees and Sadducees, Hebrews and Hellenistae, are once more brought into coalition against the new truth.

Verse 11. - Then they suborned, etc. The resource of those who are worsted in argument is violence or treachery. Blasphemous words against Moses. It must be remembered that at this time the whole Jewish people were in a state of ill-suppressed frenzy and most sensitive jealousy for the honor of the Mosaic institutions - feelings which broke out in constant revolts against the Roman power. The accusation against the apostles of speaking blasphemies against Moses was therefore the most likely one they could have pitched upon to stir up ill will against them. 6:8-15 When they could not answer Stephen's arguments as a disputant, they prosecuted him as a criminal, and brought false witnesses against him. And it is next to a miracle of providence, that no greater number of religious persons have been murdered in the world, by the way of perjury and pretence of law, when so many thousands hate them, who make no conscience of false oaths. Wisdom and holiness make a man's face to shine, yet will not secure men from being treated badly. What shall we say of man, a rational being, yet attempting to uphold a religious system by false witness and murder! And this has been done in numberless instances. But the blame rests not so much upon the understanding, as upon the heart of a fallen creature, which is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Yet the servant of the Lord, possessing a clear conscience, cheerful hope, and Divine consolations, may smile in the midst of danger and death.
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