Acts 6:15

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And all that sate in the Councell, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had bene the face of an Angel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 6:15

  • just look at the Acts you will notice that from the theday of Pentecost up to this point most of the events had supernaturallly done Peter and John healing the lame man The apostles taken out of the jail with the guards standing out side. The possiblity of Stephen shining is in keeping wiht what was happening in eaely church.

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