Bible: Acts 7:54-8:3

Stephen is Killed

7:54 When they heard these things, they became furious 1  and ground their teeth 2  at him. 7:55 But Stephen, 3  full 4  of the Holy Spirit, looked intently 5  toward heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing 6  at the right hand of God. 7:56 Look!” he said. 7 I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God! 7:57 But they covered their ears, 8  shouting out with a loud voice, and rushed at him with one intent. 7:58 When 9  they had driven him out of the city, they began to stone him, 10  and the witnesses laid their cloaks 11  at the feet of a young man named Saul. 7:59 They 12  continued to stone Stephen while he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit! 7:60 Then he fell 13  to his knees and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” 14  When 15  he had said this, he died. 16  8:1 And Saul agreed completely with killing 17  him.

Saul Begins to Persecute the Church

Now on that day a great 18  persecution began 19  against the church in Jerusalem, 20  and all 21  except the apostles were forced to scatter throughout the regions 22  of Judea and Samaria. 8:2 Some 23  devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation 24  over him. 25  8:3 But Saul was trying to destroy 26  the church; entering one house after another, he dragged off 27  both men and women and put them in prison. 28 

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