Acts 7:44-60 Darby’s Translation

44  Our fathers had the tent of the testimony in the wilderness, as he that spoke to Moses commanded to make it according to the model which he had seen; 45  which also our fathers, receiving from their predecessors, brought in with Joshua when they entered into possession of [the lands of] the nations, whom God drove out from [the] face of our fathers, until the days of David; 46  who found favour before God, and asked to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob; 47  but Solomon built him a house. 48  But the Most High dwells not in [places] made with hands; as says the prophet, 49  The heaven [is] my throne and the earth the footstool of my feet: what house will ye build me? saith [the] Lord, or where [is the] place of my rest? 50  has not my hand made all these things?

51  O stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers, ye also. 52  Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain those who announced beforehand concerning the coming of the Just One, of whom ye have now become deliverers up and murderers! 53  who have received the law as ordained by [the] ministry of angels, and have not kept [it].

The Stoning of Stephen

54  And hearing these things they were cut to the heart, and gnashed their teeth against him. 55  But being full of [the] Holy Spirit, having fixed his eyes on heaven, he saw [the] glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, 56  and said, Lo, I behold the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God. 57  And they cried out with a loud voice, and held their ears, and rushed upon him with one accord; 58  and having cast [him] out of the city, they stoned [him]. And the witnesses laid aside their clothes at the feet of a young man called Saul. 59  And they stoned Stephen, praying, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 60  And kneeling down, he cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And having said this, he fell asleep.

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