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1 Now in those days, when the number of the talmidim was multiplying, there arose a grumbling of the Yevanian Yehudim against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily service. 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 The twelve summoned the multitude of the talmidim and said, "It is not appropriate for us to forsake the word of God and serve 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 select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Ruach HaKodesh and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 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 continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the word." 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word."
5 These words pleased the whole multitude. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Ruach HaKodesh, Pilipos, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of 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 whom they set before the apostles. When they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
7 The word of God increased and the number of the talmidim multiplied in Yerushalayim exceedingly. A great company of the Kohanim were 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 faith and power, performed 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 But some of those who were of the synagogue called "The Libertines," and of the Cyrenians, of the Alexandrians, and of those of Cilicia and Asia arose, disputing 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 They weren't able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. 10 but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke.
11 Then they secretly induced men who said, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moshe 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 Zakenim, and the Sofrim, and came on him and seized him, and brought him in to the council, 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 and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never stops 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 have heard him say that this Yeshua of Natzeret will destroy this place, and will change the customs which Moshe delivered 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 All who sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face like it was 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.