Acts 6:15

“And all that sate in the Councell, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had bene the face of an Angel.”

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Other Translations

And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
- King James Version

And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council saw his face like the face of an angel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all that sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all those who were in the Sanhedrin, looking at him, saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
- Basic English Bible

And all who sat in the council, looking fixedly on him, saw his face as [the] face of an angel.
- Darby Bible

And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
- Webster's Bible

At once the eyes of all who were sitting in the Sanhedrin were fastened on him, and they saw his face looking just like the face of an angel.
- Weymouth Bible

All who sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face like it was the face of an angel.
- World English Bible

And alle men that seten in the counsel bihelden hym, and sayn his face as the face of an aungel.
- Wycliffe Bible

and gazing at him, all those sitting in the sanhedrim saw his face as it were the face of a messenger.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 6:15


6:15 As the face of an angel - Covered with supernatural lustre. They reckoned his preaching of Jesus to be the Christ was destroying Moses and the law; and God bears witness to him, with the same glory as he did to Moses, when he gave the law by him.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 6:15


Ac 6:15 Looking steadfastly on him. "Fastening their eyes on him" (Revised Version). To see what effect the charges had on him. One of those who thus looked was Saul of Tarsus. It was probably from him that Luke obtained his account of this trial. As it had been the face of an angel. His face was radiant, either with his own divinely inspired peace and joy, or shining with a supernatural splendor. I incline to the first view, for had the latter been the case it would have awed the Sanhedrin, and probably suspended their proceedings.

Discussion for Acts 6

  • BSP
    Verse 11~The religious leaders trumped up charges against Stephen and accused him of blasphemy. We see the same false accusations taking place today against innocent ones.
  • BSP
    Verse 15~Stephen's face was like an angels face in that he reflected faith, serenity, calm, and complete confidence in Jehovah God.
  • Douglas Wells
    He was talking about the sin full body that the adam had. But in place to what the devil told him
  • Natukunda medius
    IAM OVERWHELMED BY THE DEVOTION OF THE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST, THEY HAD RESPECT FOR THE WORK OF GOD AND SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES TO SERVE HIM WHICH IS NOT THERE NOW WITH THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD. LETS GO BACK TO THE WORD AND THE FIRST DEVOTION CHILDREN OF GOD.
  • A disciple
    Correction: The Angel took incense and offered it with the prayers of all Saints upon the Altar. He then took the censer and filled it with fire of the Altar of incense, and threw it into the earth; this signifying that it was for the sake of the martyrs of Jesus and the prayers borne out of His suffering Church, that wrath and the Day of the LORD comes to make an end with the wicked of the earth.
  • A disciple
    Ray; I don't understand what you mean by, "This will delay the second coming of Jesus." In Revelation it is because of the souls of the witnesses under the Altar, who are crying to the LORD for vengeance, that the Day of the LORD comes upon the ungodly! Before the seven Angels sounded their trumpets, the one Angel took hot coals from off the Altar, and offered them with the prayers of all Saints.

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