Acts 7:54

“When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the quick, and they {began} gnashing their teeth at him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Hearing these things, they were cut to the heart and moved with wrath against him.
- Basic English Bible

And hearing these things they were cut to the heart, and gnashed their teeth against him.
- Darby Bible

When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
- Webster's Bible

As they listened to these words, they became infuriated and gnashed their teeth at him.
- Weymouth Bible

Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.
- World English Bible

And thei herden these thingis, and weren dyuersli turmentid in her hertis, and grenneden with teeth on hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And hearing these things, they were cut to the hearts, and did gnash the teeth at him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 7:54


Ac 7:54 They were cut to the heart. Convulsed with rage. Stephen's speech was now violently interrupted. Their rage is shown by their gnashing teeth.

Discussion for Acts 7

  • BSP
    Stephen was still showing love by praying for his persecutors even though they were stoning him to death. He imitated Jesus when he prayed for those persecuting him.
  • Michael C.
    Ch. 7-8:4 Reading this that Stephen did, fills my heart with joy and fire for the Lord. Stephen, by his understanding and knowledge of the truth through the scriptures, became a bright and shining light, that all the haters of the Lord could not stand. How true it is on every level of life, that goodness and truth; (esp. when it testifies of Jesus); the whole world gathers together to resist it!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Verse 51. To the mainstream Gentile church: YE STIFF NECKED AND UNCIRCUMCISED IN HEART AND EARS, YE ALWAYS DO RESIST THE HOLY GHOST AS YOUR FATHERS DID, SO DO YE !
  • Matt Hopkins
    As much as we want to resist, we must go like lambs to the slaughter soon. Stephen was a great example of how we are to be when the time comes; and it is coming soon.
  • Zemyrah
    Acts 7:48
    “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,”

    King James Version (KJV)
  • Jeff
    i can relate to Mikes comment about dealing with the flesh and daily feeding our spirit with the word of God it is key in upholding a holy standard of living

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