Acts 7:56
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.”

Berean Study Bible
“Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

Berean Literal Bible
and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens having been 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Then Stephen said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right side of God!"

Good News Translation
"Look!" he said. "I see heaven opened and the Son of Man standing at the right side 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!"

New Heart English Bible
And he said, "Look, 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!"

New American Standard 1977
and he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

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.'
Study Bible
The Stoning of Stephen
55But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked intently into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56“Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57At this they covered their ears, cried out in a loud voice, and rushed together at him.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 1:1
In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the River Kebar, the heavens opened and I saw visions of God.

Matthew 3:16
As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. Suddenly the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and resting on Him.

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

John 1:51
Then He declared, "Truly, 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, cried out in a loud voice, and rushed together 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 unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: …

Ezekiel 1:1
Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

Matthew 3:16
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

the Son.

Daniel 7:13,14
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him…

Matthew 16:27,28
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works…

Matthew 25:31
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:







Lexicon
“Look,”
Ἰδοὺ (Idou)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

he said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“I see
θεωρῶ (theōrō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2334: From a derivative of theaomai; to be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (experience) or intensively (acknowledge).

heaven
οὐρανοὺς (ouranous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

open
διηνοιγμένους (diēnoigmenous)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1272: To open fully. From dia and anoigo; to open thoroughly, literally or figuratively.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸν (Huion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Man
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

standing
ἑστῶτα (hestōta)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

at
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the right [hand]
δεξιῶν (dexiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1188: On the right hand, right hand, right. From dechomai; the right side or hand.

of God.”
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(56) Behold, I see the heavens opened.--It is manifest that the vision was given to the inward spiritual eye, and not to that of sense. No priest or scribe saw the glory of the opened heavens, and, therefore, the words which declared that Stephen saw them seemed to them but an aggravation of guilt that was already deep. (See Note on Matthew 3:16.)

And the Son of man.--The words call for notice as the only certain instance outside the Gospels of the use of the name which they record to have been constantly used by our Lord in speaking of Himself. (See Note on Matthew 8:20.) As the speech of Stephen was delivered at least some years before any Gospel was written, and as the whole character of the speech reported, even in its apparent inconsequence and inaccuracy, is against the theory that it was put by the historian into the martyr's lips, its occurrence here is evidence in favour of the Gospel narrative, as showing that the title, which a few years afterwards, for some reason or other, the disciples ceased to use, was at that earlier date familiar. As uttered by Stephen before the Sanhedrin, it had the special emphasis of reminding them of the words which had been spoken by the Son of Man Himself (Matthew 26:64). It was from their point of view a repetition of what they had then condemned as blasphemy. In Revelation 1:14 we have possibly another instance.

Standing on the right hand of God.--Our Lord's own language (Matthew 26:64), and that of the Church following it (e.g., Ephesians 1:20; Hebrews 8:1), has commonly spoken of Him as sitting at the right hand of God. It was not, we may believe, without significance that He was manifested to Stephen's gaze as standing in the attitude of one who rises to help and welcome a follower who had shown himself faithful even unto death.

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. 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.
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