Acts 7:54-60

The First Christian Martyr

54 When they heard these things, they were enraged in their heartsa and gnashed their teeth at him.
55 But Stephen, filled by the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He saw God's glory, withb Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said,
56 "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Manc standing at the right hand of God!"
57 Then they screamed at the top of their voices, stopped their ears, and rushed together against him.
58 They threw him out of the city and began to stone him. And the witnesses laid their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
59 They were stoning Stephen as he called out: "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin!" And saying this, he fell asleep.d