Once the council members heard these words, they were enraged and began to grind their teeth at Stephen.
But Stephen, enabled by the Holy Spirit, stared into heaven and saw God's majesty and Jesus standing at God's right side.
He exclaimed, "Look! I can see heaven on display and the Human One standing at God's right side!"
At this, they shrieked and covered their ears. Together, they charged at him,
threw him out of the city, and began to stone him. The witnesses placed their coats in the care of a young man named Saul.
As they battered him with stones, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, accept my life!"
Falling to his knees, he shouted, "Lord, don't hold this sin against them!" Then he died.