Acts 7:56

56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

Acts 7:56 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 7:56

And said, behold, I see the heavens opened
As they were at the baptism of Christ, (See Gill on Matthew 3:16):

and the son of man standing at the right hand of God;
he calls Jesus "the son of man"; a name by which he often called himself in his state of humiliation; and that though he was now glorified, it being the name of the Messiah in ( Psalms 80:17 ) ( Daniel 7:13 ) as was well known to the Jews; and this Stephen said to show that God was on his side, and to let them know what honour was done him, what divine supports and comforts he had, and that he was an eyewitness of Jesus, and of his being alive, and in glory.

Acts 7:56 In-Context

54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.