dragged him out of the city1 and began to stone him.2 Meanwhile, the witnesses3 laid their clothes4 at the feet of a young man named Saul.5
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."6
Then he fell on his knees7 and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them."8 When he had said this, he fell asleep.9
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