Acts 6


The Hellenists and Hebrews

1And in these days [3were multiplying 1the 2disciples], and there took place a grumbling of the Hellenists against the Hebrews, that [2were overlooked 3in 4the 6service 5daily 1their widows]. 2[4having called 1And 2the 3twelve] the multitude of the disciples, said, [2not 3pleasing 1It is] for us leaving behind the word of God, to serve tables. 3Number [2then 1brethren]! men from among you being witnesses -- seven men, full [2spirit 1of holy] and wisdom, whom we will place over this need. 4But we in prayer and in the service of the word will attend constantly.


5And [3was pleasing 1the 2word] before all the multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of belief and [2spirit 1holy], and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a convert of Antioch, 6whom they stood before the apostles. And having prayed, they placed [2on them 1hands]. 7And the word of God grew, and [5was multiplied 1the 2number 3of the 4disciples] in Jerusalem exceedingly; also a great multitude of the priests hearkened to the belief. 8And Stephen, full of belief and power, did miracles and [2signs 1great] among the people. 9And rose up certain ones of the ones from the synagogue, the one being called Libertines -- and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and the ones from Cilicia, and Asia, debating with Stephen. 10And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the spirit which he spoke. 11Then they suborned men, saying that, We have heard him speaking [2words 1blasphemous] against Moses and God. 12And they agitated together the people, and the elders, and the scribes; and attending to it they seized him, and brought him to the sanhedrin. 13And they set [2witnesses 1false], saying, This man does not cease [3words 2blasphemous 1speaking] against [3place 2holy 1this], and the law. 14For we have heard him saying, that [2Jesus 3the 4Nazarene 1this] will destroy this place, and change the customs which [2delivered up 3to us 1Moses]. 15And having gazed onto him, all the ones being seated in the sanhedrin beheld his face as the face of an angel.
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