Acts 6 NAS

Choosing of the Seven

1 Now aat this time while the 1disciples were 2increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the b3Hellenistic Jews against the native 4Hebrews, because their 5widows were being overlooked in 6the daily serving of food.

References for Acts 6:1

    • ò 6:1 - Lit "in these days"
    • ó 6:1 - Jews who adopted the Gr language and much of Gr culture through acculturation
      2 So the twelve summoned the ccongregation of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables.

      References for Acts 6:2

        • ô 6:2 - Lit "multitude"
          3 "Therefore, 7brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, 8full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.

          References for Acts 6:3

          4 "But we will 9devote ourselves to prayer and to the dministry of the word."

          References for Acts 6:4

            • õ 6:4 - Or "service"
              5 The statement found approval with the whole econgregation; and they chose 10Stephen, a man 11full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and 12Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and fNicolas, a g13proselyte from 14Antioch.

              References for Acts 6:5

                • ö 6:5 - Lit "multitude"
                • ÷ 6:5 - Gr "Nikolaos"
                • ø 6:5 - I.e. a Gentile convert to Judaism
                  6 And these they brought before the apostles; and after 15praying, they 16laid their hands on them.

                  References for Acts 6:6

                  7 17The word of God kept on spreading; and 18the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to 19the faith.

                  References for Acts 6:7

                  8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great 20wonders and hsigns among the people.

                  References for Acts 6:8

                    • ù 6:8 - Or "attesting miracles"
                      9 But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both 21Cyrenians and 22Alexandrians, and some from 23Cilicia and i24Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.

                      References for Acts 6:9

                        • ú 6:9 - I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
                          10 But they were unable * to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
                          11 Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."
                          12 And they stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes, and they 25came up to him and dragged him away and brought him jbefore 26the kCouncil.

                          References for Acts 6:12

                            • û 6:12 - Lit "into"
                            • ü 6:12 - Or "Sanhedrin"
                              14 for we have heard him say that 29this Nazarene, Jesus, will destroy this place and alter 30the customs which Moses handed down to us."

                              References for Acts 6:14

                              15 And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the l31Council saw his face like the face of an angel.

                              References for Acts 6:15

                                • ý 6:15 - Or "Sanhedrin"