And when the blood of your witness 1 Stephen was shed, 2 I myself was standing nearby, approving, 3 and guarding the cloaks 4 of those who were killing him.’ 5
And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.’
‘And when the blood of Your witness Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the coats of those who were slaying him.’
And when your witness Stephen was killed, I was standing there agreeing. I kept the coats they laid aside as they stoned him.’
And when your witness Stephen was murdered, I was right there, holding the coats of the murderers and cheering them on. And now they see me totally converted. What better qualification could I have?'
And when Stephen your witness was put to death, I was there, giving approval, and looking after the clothing of those who put him to death.
And while the blood of your witness Stephen was shed, I myself was standing by, approving and keeping the coats of those who killed him.’
‘And when the blood of Your martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by consenting to his death, and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.’
of them that slew
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of those who were killing
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1 sn Now Paul referred to Stephen as your witness, and he himself had also become a witness. The reversal was now complete; the opponent had now become a proponent.
2 sn When the blood of your witness Stephen was shed means “when your witness Stephen was murdered.”
3 tn Grk “and approving.” This καί (kai) has not been translated since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.
4 tn Or “outer garments.”
sn The cloaks. The outer garment, or cloak, was taken off and laid aside to leave the arms free (in this case for throwing stones).
5 tn Or “who were putting him to death.” For the translation of ἀναιρούντων (anairountwn) as “putting to death” see BDAG 64 s.v. ἀναιρέω 2.