So the Twelve gathered all the disciples1 together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God2 in order to wait on tables.
Brothers,3 choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit4 and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them5
and will give our attention to prayer6 and the ministry of the word."
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