7:55 But filled with
the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and
Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
"Look," he said, "I see the heavens opened and the
Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed
together against him.
Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and
the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named
While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus,
receive my spirit."
Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, "Lord, do
not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he
31:1 In you, O LORD, I
seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your
righteousness deliver me.
Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge
for me, a strong fortress to save me.
You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name's sake lead
me and guide me,
take me out of the net that is hidden for me, for you are my
Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD,
My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies
Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast
2:2 Like newborn
infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may
grow into salvation-
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen
and precious in God's sight, and
like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual
house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
For it stands in scripture: "See, I am laying in Zion a
stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious; and whoever believes in
him will not be put to shame."
To you then who believe, he is precious; but for those who do not
believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the
very head of the corner,"
and "A stone that makes them stumble, and a rock that makes
them fall." They stumble because they disobey the word, as
they were destined to do.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts
of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you
had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
14:1 "Do not let
your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were
not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and
will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be
And you know the way to the place where I am going."
Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are
going. How can we know the way?"
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the
life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do
know him and have seen him."
Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be
Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you all this time,
Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen
the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in
me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the
Father who dwells in me does his works.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if
you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves.
Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do
the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than
these, because I am going to the Father.
I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be
glorified in the Son.
If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.