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 Acts 6:1 - 6,8 - 15
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   Book of Acts
   Chapter 6  - Click for Chapter Audio
6:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now at F142 this time while the disciples R284 were increasing R285 in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic R286 F143 Jews against the native Hebrews, R287 because their widows R288 were being overlooked in the R289 daily serving of food.
 
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So the twelve summoned the congregation F144 of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables.
 
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"Therefore, brethren, R290 select from among you seven men of good reputation, full R291 of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
 
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"But we will devote R292 ourselves to prayer and to the ministry F145 of the word."
 
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The statement found approval with the whole congregation; F146 and they chose Stephen, R293 a man full R294 of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, R295 Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, F147 a proselyte R296 F148 from Antioch. R297
 
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And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, R298 they laid R299 their hands on them.
 
6:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders R303 and signs F149 among the people.
 
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But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians R304 and Alexandrians, R305 and some from Cilicia R306 and Asia, R307 F150 rose up and argued with Stephen.
 
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But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
 
6:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."
 
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And they stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes, and they came R308 up to him and dragged him away and brought him before F151 the R309 Council. F152
 
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They put forward false R310 witnesses who said, "This man incessantly speaks against this holy R311 place and the Law;
 
6:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for we have heard him say that this R312 Nazarene, Jesus, will destroy this place and alter the R313 customs which Moses handed down to us."
 
6:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council R314 F153 saw his face like the face of an angel.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F142 Lit in these days
F143 Jews who adopted the Gr language and much of Gr culture through acculturation
F144 Lit multitude
F145 Or service
F146 Lit multitude
F147 Gr Nikolaos
F148 I.e. a Gentile convert to Judaism
F149 Or attesting miracles
F150 I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
F151 Lit into
F152 Or Sanhedrin
F153 Or Sanhedrin

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R284 Acts 11:26
R285 Acts 2:47;
R286 Acts 9:29;
R287 2 Corinthians 11:22; Philippians 3:5
R288 Acts 9:39,41; 1 Timothy 5:3
R289 Acts 4:35; 11:29
R290 John 21:23; Acts 1:15
R291 Acts 2:4
R292 Acts 1:14
R293 Acts 6:8ff; 11:19;
R294 Acts 6:3;
R295 Acts 8:5ff;
R296 Matthew 23:15
R297 Acts 11:19
R298 Acts 1:24
R299 Numbers 8:10; 27:18; Deuteronomy 34:9; Mark 5:23; Acts 8:17ff; 9:17; 13:3; 19:6; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6; Hebrews 6:2
R303 John 4:48
R304 Matthew 27:32; Acts 2:10
R305 Acts 18:24
R306 Acts 15:23,41; 21:39; 22:3; 23:34; 27:5; Galatians 1:21
R307 Acts 16:6; 19:10; 21:27; 24:18
R308 Luke 20:1; Acts 4:1
R309 Matthew 5:22
R310 Matthew 26:59-61; Acts 7:58
R311 Matthew 24:15; Acts 21:28; 25:8
R312 Matthew 26:61
R313 Acts 15:1; 21:21; 26:3; 28:17
R314 Matthew 5:22

 
 

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