55 But filled
with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of
God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
he said, ‘I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing
at the right hand of God!’
57 But they covered
their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him.
58 Then they dragged
him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid
their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.
59 While they
were stoning Stephen, he prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’
60 Then he knelt
down and cried out in a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this
sin against them.’ When he had said this, he died.