"You stiff-necked people,1 with uncircumcised hearts2 and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!
Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute?3 They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him4--
you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels5 but have not obeyed it."
When they heard this, they were furious6 and gnashed their teeth at him.
But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit,7 looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.8
"Look," he said, "I see heaven open9 and the Son of Man10 standing at the right hand of God."
At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him,