Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
But some members of the so-called 'Synagogue of the Freed-men,' together with some Cyrenaeans, Alexandrians, Cilicians and men from Roman Asia, were roused to encounter Stephen in debate.
But upon their opposing him with abusive language, he shook his clothes by way of protest, and said to them, "Your ruin will be upon your own heads. I am not responsible: in future I will go among the Gentiles."
But some grew obstinate in unbelief and spoke evil of the new faith before all the congregation. So Paul left them, and, taking with him those who were disciples, held discussions daily in Tyrannus's lecture-hall.
"But alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you lock the door of the Kingdom of the Heavens against men; you yourselves do not enter, nor do you allow those to enter who are seeking to do so.
1 Peter 4:4
At this they are astonished--that you do not run into the same excess of profligacy as they do; and they speak abusively of you.
Yet these men are abusive in matters of which they know nothing, and in things which, like the brutes, they understand instinctively--in all these they corrupt themselves.
So He left them, went on board again, and came away to the other side.
For from this time there will be in one house five persons split into parties. Three will form a party against two and two will form a party against three;
for because of him many of the Jews left them and became believers in Jesus.
But the Jews who had refused obedience stirred up the Gentiles and embittered their minds against the brethren.