Stephen's Answers to the Charge of Blasphemy Against God
Acts 7:1-53
Then said the high priest, Are these things so?…

There was good reason for commencing his speech in the name of God. He thus in opposition to the current slander that he blasphemed God not only testifies his deep respect for God, and gives to Him the honour which is His due; but he has a positive reason for asserting the glory of God. Here, as in the subsequent part of his speech, he keeps in view the unlimited greatness, authority and sovereignty of God, according to which God is bound to nothing and no one, and can manifest Himself to whom, and how, and when He pleases. The expression in connection with "appeared" brings to their remembrance the sublime and elevating glory in which the self-manifestations of God were wont to take place.

(G. V. Lechler, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Then said the high priest, Are these things so?

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

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