New Living Translation
As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
King James Bible
And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
And they stoned Stephen, praying, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
World English Bible
They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"
Young's Literal Translation
and they were stoning Stephen, calling and saying, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibrarySt. Stephen's Day and Stephen, Full of Faith and Power, did Great Wonders and Miracles among the People. . . . Then they Stirred up the People. . . . And Caught Him, and Set up False Witnesses against Him.
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1 Kings 21:13
Then the two scoundrels came and sat down across from him. And they accused Naboth before all the people, saying, "He cursed God and the king." So he was dragged outside the town and stoned to death.
I entrust my spirit into your hand. Rescue me, LORD, for you are a faithful God.
For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name."
All who heard him were amazed. "Isn't this the same man who caused such devastation among Jesus' followers in Jerusalem?" they asked. "And didn't he come here to arrest them and take them in chains to the leading priests?"
What are you waiting for? Get up and be baptized. Have your sins washed away by calling on the name of the Lord.'
Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him.
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