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Acts 7:59 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [the Lord], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— They went on stoning Stephen as he called on [the Lord] and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they stoned Stephen, praying, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they stoned Stephen, as he was invoking and saying—Lord Jesus! give welcome unto my spirit.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and they were stoning Stephen, calling and saying, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they stoned Stephen, invoking and saying: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they stoned Steuen, calling [vpon God], and saying, Lord Iesus receiue my spirit.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And they stoned Estephanos, (he) praying and saying, Our Lord Jeshu, receive my spirit.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they stoned Stephen, while he prayed and said: Our Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they stoned 3036
{3036} Prime
λιθοβολέω
lithoboleo
{lith-ob-ol-eh'-o}
From a compound of G3037 and G0906; to throw stones, that is, lapidate.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
Stephen, 4736
{4736} Prime
Στέφανος
Stephanos
{stef'-an-os}
The same as G4735; Stephanus, a Christian.
calling upon 1941
{1941} Prime
ἐπικαλέομαι
epikaleomai
{ep-ee-kal-eh'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from G1909 and G2564; to entitle; by implication to invoke (for aid, worship, testimony, decision, etc.).
z5734
<5734> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 111
[God], and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
saying, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
Lord 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Jesus, 2424
{2424} Prime
Ἰησοῦς
Iesous
{ee-ay-sooce'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites.
receive 1209
{1209} Prime
δέχομαι
dechomai
{dekh'-om-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive (in various applications, literally or figuratively).
z5663
<5663> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 54
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
spirit. 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 7:59-60

_ _ calling upon God and saying, Lord Jesus, etc. — An unhappy supplement of our translators is the word “God” here; as if, while addressing the Son, he was really calling upon the Father. The sense is perfectly clear without any supplement at all — “calling upon [invoking] and saying, Lord Jesus”; Christ being the Person directly invoked and addressed by name (compare Acts 9:14). Even Grotius, De Wette, Meyer, etc., admit this, adding several other examples of direct prayer to Christ; and Pliny, in his well-known letter to the Emperor Trajan (a.d. 110 or 111), says it was part of the regular Christian service to sing, in alternate strains, a hymn to Christ as God.

_ _ Lord Jesus, receive my spirit — In presenting to Jesus the identical prayer which He Himself had on the cross offered to His Father, Stephen renders to his glorified Lord absolute divine worship, in the most sublime form, and at the most solemn moment of his life. In this commitment of his spirit to Jesus, Paul afterwards followed his footsteps with a calm, exultant confidence that with Him it was safe for eternity (2 Timothy 1:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 7:54-60.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
calling:

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Acts 9:14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
Acts 9:21 But all that heard [him] were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?
Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
Romans 10:12-14 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. ... How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

Lord:

Psalms 31:5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
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