New International Version
"Look," he said, "I see heaven open 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.
Darby Bible Translation
and said, Lo, I behold the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God.
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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Saw the glory of God - The Shekinah, the splendor or manifestation of the Divine Majesty.
And Jesus standing on the right hand of God - In his official character, as Mediator between God and man. Stephen had this revelation while in the Sanhedrin; for as yet he had not been forced out of the city. See Acts 7:58.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God'--ACTS vii. 56. I. The vision of the Son of Man, or the abiding manhood of Jesus. Stephen's Greek name, and his belonging to the Hellenistic part of the Church, make it probable that he had never seen Jesus during His earthly life. If so, how beautiful that he should thus see and recognise Him! How significant, in any case, is it he should instinctively have taken on his lips that name, 'the Son of Man,' to designate …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Prayer of Stephen.
Whether Christ's Birth Should have Been Manifested by Means of the Angels and the Star?
Whether it is Fitting that Christ Should Sit at the Right Hand of God the Father?
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.
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.
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
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."
At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him,
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