Acts 7:44-60 New American Standard Bible

44  "Our fathers had the tabernacle of testimony in the wilderness , just as He who spoke to Moses directed him to make it according to the pattern which he had seen . 45  "And having received it in their turn , our fathers brought it in with Joshua upon dispossessing the nations whom God drove out before e our fathers , until the time of David . 46  " David found favor in God's sight , and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob . 47  "But it was Solomon who built a house for Him. 48  "However , the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands ; as the prophet says : 49  ' HEAVEN IS MY THRONE , AND EARTH IS THE FOOTSTOOL OF MY FEET ; WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WILL YOU BUILD FOR ME?' says the Lord , 'OR WHAT PLACE IS THERE FOR MY REPOSE ? 50  ' WAS IT NOT MY HAND WHICH MADE ALL THESE THINGS ?'

51  "You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit ; you are doing just as your fathers did. 52  " Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute ? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One , whose betrayers and murderers you have now become ; 53  you who received the law as ordained by angels , and yet did not keep it."

The Stoning of Stephen

54  Now when they heard this , they were cut to the quick , and they began gnashing their teeth at him. 55  But being full of the Holy Spirit , he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God , and Jesus standing at the right hand of God ; 56  and he said , "Behold , I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God ." 57  But they cried out with a loud voice , and covered their ears and rushed at him with one impulse . 58  When they had driven him out of the city , they began stoning him; and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul . 59  They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said , "Lord Jesus , receive my spirit !" 60  Then falling on his knees , he cried out with a loud voice , "Lord , do not hold this sin against them!" Having said this , he fell asleep .

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