Acts 7:44-60 American Standard Version

44  Our fathers had the tabernacle of the testimony in the wilderness, even as he appointed who spake unto Moses, that he should make it according to the figure that he had seen. 45  Which also our fathers, in their turn, brought in with Joshua when they entered on the possession of the nations, that God thrust out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; 46  who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob. 47  But Solomon built him a house. 48  Howbeit the Most High dwelleth not in [houses] made with hands; as saith the prophet, 49  The heaven is my throne, And the earth the footstool of my feet: What manner of house will ye build Me? saith the Lord: Or what is the place of My rest? 50  Did not my hand make all these things?

51  Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye. 52  Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? and they killed them that showed before of the coming of the Righteous One; of whom ye have now become betrayers and murderers; 53  ye who received the law as it was ordained by angels, and kept it not.

The Stoning of Stephen

54  Now 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 Spirit, 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  But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed upon him with one accord; 58  and they cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59  And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [the Lord], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 60  And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

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