Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”
Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.
Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.
and seat two worthless men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, ‘ You cursed God and the king.’ Then take him out and stone him to death.”
And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope.
We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where He is from.”
The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”
These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.
They put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;
This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, ‘ God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brethren.’
For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”
But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
And when they heard it they began glorifying God; and they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law;
crying out, “Men of Israel, come to our aid! This is the man who preaches to all men everywhere against our people and the Law and this place; and besides he has even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place.”
When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.
After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought charges to the governor against Paul.
requesting a concession against Paul, that he might have him brought to Jerusalem (at the same time, setting an ambush to kill him on the way).
After Paul arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him which they could not prove,
And as I punished them often in all the synagogues, I tried to force them to blaspheme; and being furiously enraged at them, I kept pursuing them even to foreign cities.
And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “ Let us do evil that good may come”? Their condemnation is just.
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;
He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house.