11. The Increase of the Persecution by the Jewish Religionists
a. The Martyrdom of Stephen
(1) Opposed and Arrested
8 And Stephen, full of grace and apower, did great 1wonders and signs among the people.
9 But some of those of the 1synagogue which is called the synagogue of the 2Libertines and of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians and of those from Cilicia and Asia rose up and disputed with Stephen;
10 Yet they were not able to awithstand the wisdom and the bSpirit with which he spoke.
11 Then they instigated some men to asay, We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God.
12 And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized him and led him to the 1Sanhedrin.
13 And they set up afalse bwitnesses, saying, This man does not cease speaking words cagainst this holy 1place and the law,
14 For we have heard him saying that this Jesus the Nazarene will 1destroy this place and will change the acustoms which Moses delivered to us.
15 And all those sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at him and saw his face as though it were the 1face of an angel.
1 And the high priest said, Are these things so?