Acts 7:59

“And they stoned Steuen, calling vpon God, and saying, Lord Iesus receiue my spirit.”

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Other Translations

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
- King James Version

They went on stoning Stephen as he called on {the Lord} and said, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon `the Lord', and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Stephen, while he was being stoned, made prayer to God, saying, Lord Jesus, take my spirit.
- Basic English Bible

And they stoned Stephen, praying, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
- Darby Bible

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
- Webster's Bible

So they stoned Stephen, while he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
- Weymouth Bible

They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
- World English Bible

And he knelide, and criede with a greet vois, and seide, Lord, sette not to hem this synne. And whanne he hadde seid this thing, he diede.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they were stoning Stephen, calling and saying, `Lord Jesus, receive my spirit;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 7:59


7:59 And they stoned Stephen, invoking and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit - This is the literal translation of the words, the name of God not being in the original. Nevertheless such a solemn prayer to Christ, in which a departing soul is thus committed into his hands, is such an act of worship, as no good man could have paid to a mere creature; Stephen here worshipping Christ in the very same manner in which Christ worshipped the Father on the cross.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 7:59


Ac 7:59 Stoned Stephen. Repeated to show that in the storm of stones he committed himself to Jesus.

Discussion for Acts 7

  • Brent Cairns
    Joe Montgomery. Verse 45 tells us that the Son of God, Jesus was present as Israel walked through the land of Moab, leading Joshua into the promised land. Jesus is the Captain of the Lord of Hosts and was worshipped by Joshua, prior to crossing the Jordan River and going over to the Canaanite cities of Gilgal, Jericho etc.
  • Tee Dee
    Verse 6: ...that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.. HR 1242 115th Congress - 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY COMMISSION ACT Deuteronomy 28:66: And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee... Gennesis 15:13 - 14: ..and they shall afflict them four hundred years.. Time is up people.
  • Dina
    Joe Montgomery, my Spanish King James reads “Josué,” not “Jesus.” Josue translated to English is Joshua. And that makes sense because this verse is referring to Joshua taking Israel into the Promised Land. Hope this helps.
  • Joe Montgomery
    Verse 45: "Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles …." - I do not understand what this is saying. Will someone please explain?
  • Vanessa
    the star of Remphan, Irene is a pagan star, the Jewish state has the star of David. GB
  • ALEX
    MARK ISRAELS DESIRE TO KILL THE PROPHETS WENT BACK EVEN TO MOSES N AARON THEY HAD AARON MAKE A CALF OF GOLD AND WORSHIPPED IT AND THEY TURNED TO WORSHIP MOLOCK AND THE STAR OF THEIR GOD REMPHAN THEY WERE A MOST REBELIOUS PPL BUT MOSES STOOD IN THE GAP FOR ISRAEL AND MOSES WAS A TYPE OF CHRIST A SAVIOR FOR ALL THE WORLD BUT ALL THE SCRIPTURES ABOUT ISRAEL STONING THE PROPHETS ARE TOO NUMERIOUS.GBU

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