Acts 6:1-7 NLT

1 But as the believersa rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food.

References for Acts 6:1

    • 6:1 - Greek disciples; also in 6:2, 7 .
      2 So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program.
      3 And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.
      4 Then we apostles can spend our time in prayer and teaching the word.”
      5 Everyone liked this idea, and they chose the following: Stephen (a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit), Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch (an earlier convert to the Jewish faith).
      6 These seven were presented to the apostles, who prayed for them as they laid their hands on them.
      7 So God’s message continued to spread. The number of believers greatly increased in Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish priests were converted, too.