The Stoning of Stephen
Now when they heard these things l they were enraged, and they m ground their teeth at him.
But he, n full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw o the glory of God, and Jesus standing p at the right hand of God.
And he said, "Behold, I see q the heavens opened, and r the Son of Man standing p at the right hand of God."
But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him.
Then s they cast him out of the city and t stoned him. And u the witnesses laid down their garments v at the feet of a young man named Saul.
And as they were stoning Stephen, w he called out, "Lord Jesus, x receive my spirit."
And y falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, z "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he had said this, a he fell asleep.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.
Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?
He has torn me in his wrath and hated me; he has gnashed his teeth at me; my adversary sharpens his eyes against me.
Like profane mockers at a feast, they gnash at me with their teeth.
The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him.
And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.
The glory of the Lord dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.
Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him.
The Lord says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
And he said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.
But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
Leviticus 24:14 - 16
Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
And the Lord said to Moses, "The man shall be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.
1 Kings 21:13
And the two worthless men came in and sat opposite him. And the worthless men brought a charge against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king." So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.
And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff.
So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.
And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!
They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated -
And they set up false witnesses who said, "This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law.
Deuteronomy 13:9 - 10
But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people.
The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him.
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women.
And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.
Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.
Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last.
But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
When our days there were ended, we departed and went on our journey, and they all, with wives and children, accompanied us until we were outside the city. And kneeling down on the beach, we prayed
And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father.
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised.