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

  • Irene123
    Dewey J - I agree with you about Paul. I am just turned 75, have 'some' physical complaints, but as to real pain - the Lord only lets me bear one at a time, so far, so at least I can sleep with a couple of aspirin. When one goes away He lets another come on. And it's to Paul I look when I am in pain - 2Cor.11:24-27. My pain is nothing compared to that!!!
  • Dewey J
    To all, there are few heroes in the Bible that equal the apostle Paul. Stephen was a great deacon St. Paul was not only one of the greatest apostles like the twelve whom Jesus said would sit on thrones with him ruling the nation of Israel in the millennium Matt. 19:28 KJV though Judas fell, but Paul also wrote over half of the New Testament. Praise God!
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 7:55 BUT HE BEING FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT LOOKED UP STEDFASTLY INTO HEAVEN AND SAW THE GLORY OF GOD AND JESUS STANDING ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD ACTS 20:28 TAKE HEED THEREFORE UNTO YOURSELVES AND TO ALL THE FLOCK OVER THE WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT HATH MADE YOU OVERSEERS TO FEED THE CHURCH OF GOD WHICH HE HATH PURCHASED WITH HIS OWN BLOOD
  • Irene123
    Michael C. touched on it lightly; has anyone REALLY noticed Stephen's speech? It was all by rote!! This man KNEW the O.T. scriptures!! How GLORIOUS! To love the Lord Jesus so much, that from his youth he learned them. And you know it was from his youth - Deut. 6:7; 2 Tim. 3:15 Little is said of Stephen, but - he was as great as Paul.
  • Goody Bellamy
    Steven preached Christ. So many modern day preachers simply do not.
  • 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.

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