Acts 7:59

“And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they stoned Steuen, calling vpon God, and saying, Lord Iesus receiue my spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 7:59

  • Bill Smith for verse 59
    Who is it that stoned Stephen
  • Gene somers for verse 59
    I am amazed that the New Revised King James continues to use the word "God" in this scripture in itallics, indicating that this word was not a part of the original scripture. Again a desperate attempt to justify the belief in trinity.

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