Acts 6:2

Overview - Acts 6
The apostles, desirous to have the poor regarded for their bodily sustenance, as also careful themselves to dispense the word of God, the food of the soul,
and with the church's consent ordain seven chosen men to the office of deaconship.
The word of God prevails,
Stephen, full of faith and the Holy Ghost, confuting those with whom he disputed, is brought before the council, and falsely accused of blasphemy against the law and the temple.
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Acts 6:2  (King James Version)
Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

the twelve

4:19 25:27

we should
Exodus 18:17-26 ; Numbers 11:11-13 ; Deuteronomy 1:9-14 ; Nehemiah 6:3 ; 2 Timothy 2:4