Logos: The stoning of Stephen

 

The Stoning of St Stephen (Annibale Carracci, 1560-1609, Wikimedia Commons)

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54 When the men heard what Stephen said, they were very angry. They made noises with their teeth to show they hated him.

55 But Stephen was full of the Holy Spirit. He looked at the sky and saw the greatness of God. He saw Jesus standing at God’s right side.

56 `Look,’ he said, `I see the sky open. I see the Son of man standing at God’s right hand side.’

57 Then the men shouted. They put their fingers in their ears. All together they ran at Stephen.

58 They put him out of the city and threw stones at him. (Those who had talked against him laid their clothes down by the feet of a young man named Saul.)

59 They kept on throwing stones at Stephen. He spoke to God and said, `Oh, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’

60 Then he kneeled down and said in a loud voice, `Lord, do not punish them for this wrong thing they are doing,’ After he said this, he died.

Acts 7: 54-60

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