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Acts 6:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And all that sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council saw his face like the face of an angel.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And all who sat in the council, looking fixedly on him, saw his face as [the] face of an angel.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, looking steadfastly at him, all they who were sitting in the high-council, saw his face, as if the face of a messenger;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and gazing at him, all those sitting in the sanhedrim saw his face as it were the face of a messenger.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And all that sat in the council, looking on him, saw his face as if it had been the face of an angel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And all that sate in the Councell, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had bene the face of an Angel.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And all they who sat in the assembly looked upon him, and saw his face as the face of an angel.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And all they who were sitting in the council looked upon him, and they beheld his face, as the face of an angel.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
all 537
{0537} Prime
ἅπας
hapas
{hap'-as}
From G0001 (as a particle of union) and G3956; absolutely all or (singular) every one.
that sat 2516
{2516} Prime
καθέζομαι
kathezomai
{kath-ed'-zom-ahee}
From G2596 and the base of G1476; to sit down.
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
council, 4892
{4892} Prime
συνέδριον
sunedrion
{soon-ed'-ree-on}
Neuter of a presumed derivative of a compound of G4862 and the base of G1476; a joint session, that is, (specifically) the Jewish Sanhedrim; by analogy a subordinate tribunal.
looking stedfastly 816
{0816} Prime
ἀτενίζω
atenizo
{at-en-id'-zo}
From a compound of G0001 (as a particle of union) and τείνω [[teino]] (to stretch); to gaze intently.
z5660
<5660> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 714
on 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
him, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
saw 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
face 4383
{4383} Prime
πρόσωπον
prosopon
{pros'-o-pon}
From G4314 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the visage; from G3700); the front (as being towards view), that is, the countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication presence, person.
as it had been 5616
{5616} Prime
ὡσεί
hosei
{ho-si'}
From G5613 and G1487; as if.
the face 4383
{4383} Prime
πρόσωπον
prosopon
{pros'-o-pon}
From G4314 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the visage; from G3700); the front (as being towards view), that is, the countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication presence, person.
of an angel. 32
{0032} Prime
ἄγγελος
aggelos
{ang'-el-os}
From ἀγγέλλω [[aggello]] (probably derived from G0071; compare G0034; to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication a pastor.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 6:15

_ _ as ... the face of an angel — a play of supernatural radiance attesting to all who beheld his countenance the divine calm of the spirit within.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 6:8-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 6:15

And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, (i) saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

(i) By this it appears that Steven had an excellent and wholesome countenance, having a quiet and settled mind, a good conscience, and certain conviction that his cause was just: for seeing as he was to speak before the people, God beautified his countenance, so that by the very beholding of him the Jews' minds might be penetrated and amazed.

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saw:

Exodus 34:29-35 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. ... And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
Ecclesiastes 8:1 Who [is] as the wise [man]? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.
Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
2 Corinthians 3:7-8 But if the ministration of death, written [and] engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which [glory] was to be done away: ... How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.
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