was working great wonders and signs among the people
Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,
Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,
came forward and debated with Stephen,
but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke.
When they heard this, they were infuriated,
and they ground their teeth at him.
But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,
looked up intently to heaven
and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,