Acts 7:56
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New International Version
"Look," he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."

New Living Translation
And he told them, "Look, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing in the place of honor at God's right hand!"

English Standard Version
And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

New American Standard Bible
and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."

King James Bible
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

International Standard Version
He said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

NET Bible
"Look!" he said. "I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said, “Behold, I see the Heavens opening and The Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Stephen said, "Look, I see heaven opened and the Son of Man in the position of authority that God has given him!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

American King James Version
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

American Standard Version
and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they crying out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and with one accord ran violently upon him.

Darby Bible Translation
and said, Lo, I behold the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God.

English Revised Version
and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

Weymouth New Testament
"I can see Heaven wide open," he said, "and the Son of Man standing at God's right hand."

World English Bible
and said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

Young's Literal Translation
and he said, 'Lo, I see the heavens having been opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:54-60 Nothing is so comfortable to dying saints, or so encouraging to suffering saints, as to see Jesus at the right hand of God: blessed be God, by faith we may see him there. Stephen offered up two short prayers in his dying moments. Our Lord Jesus is God, to whom we are to seek, and in whom we are to trust and comfort ourselves, living and dying. And if this has been our care while we live, it will be our comfort when we die. Here is a prayer for his persecutors. Though the sin was very great, yet if they would lay it to their hearts, God would not lay it to their charge. Stephen died as much in a hurry as ever any man did, yet, when he died, the words used are, he fell asleep; he applied himself to his dying work with as much composure as if he had been going to sleep. He shall awake again in the morning of the resurrection, to be received into the presence of the Lord, where is fulness of joy, and to share the pleasures that are at his right hand, for evermore.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 56. - The Son of man. Our Lord's usual designation of himself (see Matthew 8:10; Matthew 26:64; etc.; and also Daniel 7:13), but nowhere but here spoken of Jesus by any other.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And said, behold, I see the heavens opened,.... As they were at the baptism of Christ; see Gill on Matthew 3:16,

and the son of man standing at the right hand of God; he calls Jesus "the son of man"; a name by which he often called himself in his state of humiliation; and that though he was now glorified, it being the name of the Messiah in Psalm 80:17 as was well known to the Jews; and this Stephen said to show that God was on his side, and to let them know what honour was done him, what divine supports and comforts he had, and that he was an eyewitness of Jesus, and of his being alive, and in glory.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

56. I see … the Son of man standing, &c.—This is the only time that our Lord is by human lips called THE Son of Man after His ascension (Re 1:13; 14:14 are not instances). And why here? Stephen, full of the Holy Ghost, speaking now not of himself at all (Ac 7:55), but entirely by the Spirit, is led to repeat the very words in which Jesus Himself, before this same council, had foretold His glorification (Mt 26:64), assuring them that that exaltation of the Son of Man which they should hereafter witness to their dismay, was already begun and actual [Alford].

Acts 7:56 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Stoning of Stephen
55But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; 56and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." 57But they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears and rushed at him with one impulse.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:1
In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

Matthew 3:16
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.

Matthew 8:20
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

John 1:51
He then added, "Very truly I tell you, you will see 'heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on' the Son of Man."

Acts 7:57
At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him,
Treasury of Scripture

And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

I see.

Acts 10:11,16 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending on him, as …

Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in …

Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: …

Mark 1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, …

Luke 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus …

Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven…

Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in …

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …

the Son.

Daniel 7:13,14 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man …

Matthew 16:27,28 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his …

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels …

Matthew 26:64,65 Jesus said to him, You have said: nevertheless I say to you, Hereafter …

John 5:22-27 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son…

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