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Acts 7:54

Stephen is Killed

7:54 When they heard these things, they became furious 1  and ground their teeth 2  at him.

Acts 7:57

7:57 But they covered their ears, 3  shouting out with a loud voice, and rushed at him with one intent.

1 tn This verb, which also occurs in Acts 5:33, means “cut to the quick” or “deeply infuriated” (BDAG 235 s.v. διαπρίω).

2 tn Or “they gnashed their teeth.” This idiom is a picture of violent rage (BDAG 184 s.v. βρύχω). See also Ps 35:16.

3 sn They covered their ears to avoid hearing what they considered to be blasphemy.

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