The Stoning of Stephen
e When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
But he, f being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the g glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
and said, "Look! h I see the heavens opened and the i Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord;
and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And j the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord Jesus, k receive my spirit."
Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, l "Lord, do not charge them with this sin." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
When they heard this, they were furious and plotted to kill them.
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
"Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
And He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God -present with power.
"But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God."
And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch.
The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.
When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before 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.'
Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.
Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." And they divided His garments and cast lots.