Acts 6:13
New International Version
They produced false witnesses, who testified, "This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law.

New Living Translation
The lying witnesses said, “This man is always speaking against the holy Temple and against the law of Moses.

English Standard Version
and they set up false witnesses who said, “This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law,

Berean Study Bible
They presented false witnesses who said, “This man never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law.

Berean Literal Bible
And they set false witnesses, saying, "This man does not stop speaking words against this holy place and the Law.

New American Standard Bible
They put forward false witnesses who said, "This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;

New King James Version
They also set up false witnesses who said, “This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law;

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

Christian Standard Bible
They also presented false witnesses who said, "This man never stops speaking against this holy place and the law.

Contemporary English Version
Some men agreed to tell lies about Stephen, and they said, "This man keeps on saying terrible things about this holy temple and the Law of Moses.

Good News Translation
Then they brought in some men to tell lies about him. "This man," they said, "is always talking against our sacred Temple and the Law of Moses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They also presented false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

International Standard Version
They had false witnesses stand up and say, "This man never stops saying things against this Holy Place and against the Law.

NET Bible
They brought forward false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop saying things against this holy place and the law.

New Heart English Bible
and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never stops speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the Law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they appointed false witnesses who said, “This man does not cease speaking words against The Written Law and against this holy place.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some witnesses stood up and lied about Stephen. They said, "This man never stops saying bad things about the holy place and Moses' Teachings.

New American Standard 1977
And they put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place, and the Law;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and set up false witnesses, who said, This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law,

King James 2000 Bible
And set up false witnesses, who said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

American King James Version
And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

American Standard Version
and set up false witnesses, who said, This man ceaseth not to speak words against this holy place, and the law:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they set up false witnesses, who said: This man ceaseth not to speak words against the holy place and the law.

Darby Bible Translation
And they set false witnesses, saying, This man does not cease speaking words against the holy place and the law;

English Revised Version
and set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak words against this holy place, and the law:

Webster's Bible Translation
And set up false witnesses, who said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

Weymouth New Testament
Here they brought forward false witnesses who declared, "This fellow is incessantly speaking against the Holy Place and the Law.

World English Bible
and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never stops speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

Young's Literal Translation
they set up also false witnesses, saying, 'This one doth not cease to speak evil sayings against this holy place and the law,
Study Bible
The Arrest of Stephen
12So they stirred up the people and elders and scribes. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. 13They presented FALSE witnesses who said, “This man never stops speaking against this holy place and against the Law. 14For we have heard him say that Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs that Moses handed down to us.”…
Cross References
Hosea 7:4
They are all adulterers, like an oven heated by a baker who needs not stoke the fire from the kneading to the rising of the dough.

Matthew 24:15
So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination of desolation,' described by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand),

Matthew 26:59
Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death.

Acts 7:58
They dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Acts 21:28
crying out, "Men of Israel, help us! This is the man who teaches all men everywhere against our people and against our Law and against this place. Furthermore, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place."

Acts 25:8
Then Paul made his defense: "I have committed no offense against the law of the Jews or against the temple or against Caesar."

Treasury of Scripture

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

set.

Acts 6:11
Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

Psalm 27:12
Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

Psalm 35:11
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.







Lexicon
They presented
Ἔστησάν (Estēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

FALSE
ψευδεῖς (pseudeis)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5571: False, deceitful, lying, untrue. From pseudomai; untrue, i.e. Erroneous, deceitful, wicked.

witnesses
μάρτυρας (martyras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3144: A witness (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case); by analogy, a 'martyr'.

[who] said,
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.

“This
οὗτος (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

man
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

never stops
παύεται (pauetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3973: A primary verb; to stop, i.e. Restrain, quit, desist, come to an end.

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

against
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

this
τούτου (toutou)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

holy
ἁγίου (hagiou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

place
τόπου (topou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5117: Apparently a primary word; a spot, i.e. Location; figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard.

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

[against] the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Law.
νόμου (nomou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.
(13) Against this holy place.--The new feature of Stephen's preaching comes into greater prominence.

Verse 13. - Words for blasphemous words, A.V. and T.R. Set up false witnesses. The similarity of Stephen's trial to that of our Lord is striking. The same set purpose to silence a true-speaking tongue by death; the same base employment of false witnesses; the same wresting of good words into criminal acts; and the same meekness and patience unto death in the righteous martyrs. Blessed servant to tread so closely in thy Lord's steps! (comp. Matthew 5:11, 12; 1 Peter 4:14-16). This holy place; the Sanhedrim sat in one of the chambers of the temple, called Gazith. This had been prohibited by the Romans, but the prohibition was in abeyance in the present time of anarchy (Lewin). 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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