Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Acts 7:1

    Acts 7:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said the high priest, Are these things so?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said the high priest, Are these things so?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the high priest said, Are these things so?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the high priest said, Are these things true?

    Webster's Revision

    And the high priest said, Are these things so?

    World English Bible

    The high priest said, "Are these things so?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the high priest said, Are these things so?

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 7:1

    Are these things so? - Hast thou predicted the destruction of the temple? And hast thou said that Jesus of Nazareth shall change our customs, abolish our religious rites and temple service? Hast thou spoken these blasphemous things against Moses, and against God? Here was some color of justice; for Stephen was permitted to defend himself. And, in order to do this he thought it best to enter into a detail of their history from the commencement of their nation; and thus show how kindly God had dealt with them, and how ungraciously they and their fathers had requited Him. And all this naturally led him to the conclusion, that God could no longer bear with a people the cup of whose iniquity had been long overflowing; and therefore they might expect to find wrath, without mixture of mercy.

    But how could St. Luke get all this circumstantial account? He might have been present, and heard the whole; or, more probably, he had the account from St. Paul, whose companion he was, and who was certainly present when St. Stephen was judged and stoned, for he was consenting to his death, and kept the clothes of them who stoned him. See Acts 7:58; Acts 8:1; Acts 22:20.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 7:1

    Then said the high priest - See the notes on Matthew 2:4. In this case the high priest seems to have presided in the council.

    Are these things so? - To wit, the charge alleged against him of blasphemy against Moses and the temple, Acts 6:13-14.
    Book: Acts