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1 In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution. 1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
2 Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, "It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to wait on tables. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables.
3 Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty. 3 Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them
4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry." 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."
5 The proposal pleased the whole company. So they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte from Antioch. 5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
6 They had them stand before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
7 So the preaching about God flourished, the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith. 7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
8 Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people. 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people.
9 Then some from what is called the Freedmen's Synagogue, composed of both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, came forward and disputed with Stephen. 9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)--Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia. These men began to argue with Stephen,
10 But they were unable to stand up against the wisdom and the Spirit by whom he spoke. 10 but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.
11 Then they induced men to say, "We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God!" 11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, "We have heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God."
12 They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; so they came up, dragged him off, and took him to the Sanhedrin. 12 So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin.
13 They also presented false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law. 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, "This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law.
14 For we heard him say that Jesus, this Nazarene, will destroy this place and change the customs that Moses handed down to us." 14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us."
15 And all who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at him and saw that his face was like the face of an angel. 15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.