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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The apostles, desirous to have the poor regarded for their bodily sustenance, as also careful themselves to dispense the word of God, the food of the soul,
3recommend,
5and with the church's consent ordain seven chosen men to the office of deaconship.
7The word of God prevails,
8Stephen, full of faith and the Holy Ghost, confuting those with whom he disputed, is brought before the council, and falsely accused of blasphemy against the law and the temple.
 
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Chapter 6

Verse 1
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.


when
7; 2:41,47; 4:4; 5:14,28; Psalms 72:16; 110:3; Isaiah 27:6; Jeremiah 30:19
there
1 Corinthians 10:10; Hebrews 13:1; James 4:5; 5:9
Grecians
9:29; 11:20
Hebrews
2 Corinthians 11:22; Philippians 3:5
their
9:39,41; Deuteronomy 24:19-21; 26:12; Job 29:13; 31:16; Isaiah 1:17; Ezekiel 22:7; Malachi 3:5; Matthew 23:14; 1 Timothy 5:4,5,9; James 1:27
the daily
2:45; 4:35

Verse 2
Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
the twelve
21:22
It
4:19; 25:27
we should
Exodus 18:17-26; Numbers 11:11-13; Deuteronomy 1:9-14; Nehemiah 6:3; 2 Timothy 2:4

Verse 3
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
brethren
9:30; 15:23; Matthew 23:8; 1 John 3:14-16
look
1:21; Numbers 11:16; Deuteronomy 1:13; 1 Corinthians 16:3; 2 Corinthians 8:19-21
honest
10:22; 16:2; 22:12; 1 Timothy 3:7,8,10; 5:10; 3 John 1:12
full
2:4; Genesis 41:38,39; Numbers 11:17-25; 27:18,19; Job 32:7,8; Isaiah 11:2-5; Isaiah 28:6,26; 1 Corinthians 12:8; Ephesians 5:18; James 1:17; 3:17,18
whom
6; 13:2,3; 1 Timothy 3:8-15

Verse 4
But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
give
2:42; 20:19-31; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 9:16; Colossians 4:17; 1 Timothy 4:13-16; 2 Timothy 4:2
prayer
1:14; 13:2,3; Romans 1:9; Ephesians 1:15-17; 3:14-21; Philippians 1:4,9-11; Colossians 1:9-13; Colossians 2:1; 4:12

Verse 5
And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
the saying
15:22; Genesis 41:37; Proverbs 15:1,23; 25:11,12
Stephen
3,8,10; 7:1-60; 8:1,2; 11:24; Micah 3:8
Philip
8:5-13,26-40; 21:8
Nicolas
Revelation 2:6,15
a proselyte
13:1

Verse 6
Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
when
1:24; 8:17; 9:17; 13:3; 1 Timothy 4:14; 5:22; 2 Timothy 1:6

Verse 7
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
the word
12:24; 19:20; Colossians 1:6; 2 Timothy 2:9
the number
21:20; *Gr:
the priests
2 Chronicles 29:34; 30:24; Psalms 132:9,16; Matthew 19:30; Luke 2:34; John 12:42
obedient
Romans 1:5; 16:26; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 5:9; 11:8

Verse 8
And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
full
3,5,10,15; 7:55; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Timothy 3:13
did
2:17,18; 4:29,30; 8:6

Verse 9
Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.
there
13:45; 17:17,18
the synagogue
22:19; 26:11; Matthew 10:17; 23:34; Mark 13:9; Luke 21:12
Cyrenians
2:10; 11:20; 13:1; Matthew 27:32
Alexandrians
18:24; 27:6
Cilicia
15:23,41; 21:39; 22:3; 23:34; 27:5; Galatians 1:21
Asia
2:9; 16:6; 19:10,26; 21:27
disputing
1 Corinthians 1:20

Verse 10
And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
able
5:39; 7:51; Exodus 4:12; Isaiah 54:17; Jeremiah 1:18,19; 15:20; Ezekiel 3:27; Matthew 10:19,20; Luke 12:11,12; 21:15; John 7:46
the spirit
Job 32:8,18; Micah 3:8; Luke 1:17; 1 Corinthians 2:4

Verse 11
Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
they
23:12-15; 24:1-13; 25:3,7; 1 Kings 21:10,13; Matthew 26:59,60; 28:12-15; John 16:3; Romans 3:8
blasphemous
13; 18:6; 26:11; Leviticus 24:16; 1 Kings 21:10-13; John 10:33-36; 1 Timothy 1:13
against Moses
7:37-39; 15:21; 21:20-22,28; John 1:17; 5:45-47; 9:29; Hebrews 3:2-5

Verse 12
And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,
they stirred
13:50; 14:2; 17:5,13; 21:27; Proverbs 15:18
and caught
4:1-3; 5:18,27; 16:19-21; 17:5,6; 18:12; Matthew 26:57

Verse 13
And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
set
11; Psalms 27:12; 35:11; 56:5

Verse 14
For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.
we have
25:8
that
Isaiah 66:1-6; Jeremiah 7:4-14; 26:6-9,12,18; Daniel 9:26; Micah 3:12; Zechariah 11:1; Zechariah 14:2; Matthew 24:1,2; Mark 14:58; Luke 13:34,35; 21:6,24; John 4:21
change
Isaiah 65:15; 66:19-21; Hosea 3:4; Galatians 3:19,23; 4:3-5; Hebrews 7:11-19; 8:6-13; Hebrews 9:9-11; 10:1-18; 12:26-28
customs
or, rites.

Verse 15
And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
saw
Exodus 34:29-35; Ecclesiastes 8:1; Matthew 13:43; 17:2; 2 Corinthians 3:7,8,18


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