59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

Other Translations of Acts 7:59

King James Version

59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

English Standard Version

59 And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

The Message

59 As the rocks rained down, Stephen prayed, "Master Jesus, take my life."

New King James Version

59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

New Living Translation

59 As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 7:59

Commentary on Acts 7:54-60

(Read Acts 7:54-60)

Nothing is so comfortable to dying saints, or so encouraging to suffering saints, as to see Jesus at the right hand of God: blessed be God, by faith we may see him there. Stephen offered up two short prayers in his dying moments. Our Lord Jesus is God, to whom we are to seek, and in whom we are to trust and comfort ourselves, living and dying. And if this has been our care while we live, it will be our comfort when we die. Here is a prayer for his persecutors. Though the sin was very great, yet if they would lay it to their hearts, God would not lay it to their charge. Stephen died as much in a hurry as ever any man did, yet, when he died, the words used are, he fell asleep; he applied himself to his dying work with as much composure as if he had been going to sleep. He shall awake again in the morning of the resurrection, to be received into the presence of the Lord, where is fulness of joy, and to share the pleasures that are at his right hand, for evermore.