New International Version
Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, "We have heard Stephen 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Then they suborned men, saying, We have heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and 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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then they suborned men - Ὑπεβαλον. They made underhand work; got associated to themselves profligate persons, who for money would swear any thing.
Blasphemous words against Moses, and against God - This was the most deadly charge they could bring against him. We have already seen, Matthew 9:4, that blasphemy, when against God, signifies speaking impiously of his nature, attributes, or works; and, when against men, it signifies speaking injuriously of their character, blasting their reputation, etc. These false witnesses came to prove that he had blasphemed Moses by representing him as an impostor, or the like; and God, by either denying his being, his providence, the justice of his government, etc.
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Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.--EXO. 34:29. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory.--Lord, when saw we thee a hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?--In lowliness of mind, let each esteem other better than themselves.--Be clothed with humility. [Jesus] was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.--All that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on Stephen, …
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"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.
1 Kings 21:10
But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them bring charges that he has cursed both God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death."
Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and all the people, "This man should be sentenced to death because he has prophesied against this city. You have heard it with your own ears!"
But when he reached the Benjamin Gate, the captain of the guard, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah, arrested him and said, "You are deserting to the Babylonians!"
But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin.
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