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Acts 6

NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 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 NIV 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 NIV 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." NIV 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. NIV 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. NIV 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. NIV 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, NIV 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, NIV 10 but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke. NIV 10 but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke. NIV 11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, "We have heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God." NIV 11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, "We have heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God." NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, "This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. NIV 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, "This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. NIV 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." NIV 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." NIV 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. NIV 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.