And when it opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of them that had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held;
And all who heard were astonished and said, Is not this he who destroyed in Jerusalem those who called on this name, and here was come for this purpose, that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?
and when the blood of thy witness Stephen was shed, I also myself was standing by and consenting, and kept the clothes of them who killed him.
Which also I did in Jerusalem, and myself shut up in prisons many of the saints, having received the authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death I gave my vote.
And the husbandmen took his bondmen, and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.
And again he sent another, and him they killed; and many others, beating some and killing some.
And there was given to them, to each one a white robe; and it was said to them that they should rest yet a little while, until both their fellow-bondmen and their brethren, who were about to be killed as they, should be fulfilled.
for they have poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; they are worthy.
And immediately the king, having sent one of the guard, ordered his head to be brought. And he went out and beheaded him in the prison,
And Herod said, John I have beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such things? and he sought to see him.
and having cast him out of the city, they stoned him. And the witnesses laid aside their clothes at the feet of a young man called Saul. And they stoned Stephen, praying, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And kneeling down, he cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And having said this, he fell asleep.
who have persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering up to prisons both men and women;
and slew James, the brother of John, with the sword.
But he said this signifying by what death he should glorify God. And having said this, he says to him, Follow me.