7:52 Which of the prophets did your ancestors 1 not persecute? 2 They 3 killed those who foretold long ago the coming of the Righteous One, 4 whose betrayers and murderers you have now become! 5
7:59 They 6 continued to stone Stephen while he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”
1 tn Or “forefathers”; Grk “fathers.”
2 sn Which…persecute. The rhetorical question suggests they persecuted them all.
3 tn Grk “And they.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, καί (kai) has not been translated here.
4 sn The Righteous One is a reference to Jesus Christ.
6 tn Grk “And they.” Because of the length of the Greek sentence and the tendency of contemporary English style to use shorter sentences, καί (kai) has not been translated here; a new sentence is begun instead.