Stephen before the Council

The Jews Opposing Stephen and the Word of God

Could not stand against his wisdom.

Incited the people to commit a crime and dragged him before the Council.

Brought false witnesses against him to charge him with blasphemy.

Acts 6:7-15

6.7 And the Word of God was increasing, and the number of disciples was exceedingly multiplying in Jerusalem, and a great crowd of the priests were obedient to the faith. 6.8 And Stephen, full of faith and inherent ability, was doing wonders and great signs among the people. 6.9 And some rose up from the ones out from the synagogue of the one called freedman, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of the ones from Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephan. 6.10 And they did not have the strength to stand against the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. 6.11 Then they incited men to commit a crime while saying that we heard from him saying utterances of blasphemy against Moses and the God.  6.12 And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes and after seizing they dragged him and lead unto the council. 6.13 And false witnesses stood saying, “This man does not cease to utter blasphemy, speaking against the Holy place and the law. 6.14 For we heard from him saying that Jesus of Nazareth, this one will destroy this place and alter the customs which Moses handed over to us.” 6.15 And after gazing upon him all the ones sitting on the council saw his face as if a face of a messenger.