Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.
jEn PREP de; CONJ tai'? T-DPF hJmevrai? N-DPF tauvtai? D-DPF plhqunovntwn V-PAP-GPM tw'n T-GPM maqhtw'n N-GPM ejgevneto V-2ADI-3S goggusmo;? N-NSM tw'n T-GPM JEllhnistw'n N-GPM pro;? PREP tou;? T-APM JEbraivou?, A-APM o&ti CONJ pareqewrou'nto V-IPI-3P ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF diakoniva/ N-DSF th'/ T-DSF kaqhmerinh'/ A-DSF aiJ T-NPF ch'rai N-NPF aujtw'n. P-GPM
So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables.
proskalesavmenoi V-ADP-NPM de; CONJ oiJ T-NPM dwvdeka N-NUI to; T-ASN plh'qo? N-ASN tw'n T-GPM maqhtw'n N-GPM ei\pan, V-2AAI-3P Oujk PRT ajrestovn A-NSN ejstin V-PXI-3S hJma'? P-1AP kataleivyanta? V-AAP-APM to;n T-ASM lovgon N-ASM tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM diakonei'n V-PAN trapevzai?: N-DPF
"Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
ejpiskevyasqe V-ADM-2P dev, CONJ ajdelfoiv, N-VPM a~ndra? N-APM ejx uJmw'n P-2GP marturoumevnou? V-PPP-APM eJpta; N-NUI plhvrei? A-APM pneuvmato? N-GSN kai; CONJ sofiva?, N-GSF ouJ;? R-APM katasthvsomen V-FAI-1P ejpi; PREP th'? T-GSF creiva? N-GSF tauvth?: D-GSF
"But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."
hJmei'? P-1NP de; CONJ th'/ T-DSF proseuch'/ N-DSF kai; CONJ th'/ T-DSF diakoniva/ N-DSF tou' T-GSM lovgou N-GSM proskarterhvsomen. V-FAI-1P
The statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch.
kai; CONJ h~resen V-AAI-3S oJ T-NSM lovgo? N-NSM ejnwvpion ADV panto;? A-GSN tou' T-GSN plhvqou?, N-GSN kai; CONJ ejxelevxanto Stevfanon, N-ASM a~ndra N-ASM plhvrh? A-NSF pivstew? N-GSF kai; CONJ pneuvmato? N-GSN aJgivou, A-GSN kai; CONJ Fivlippon N-ASM kai; CONJ Provcoron N-ASM kai; CONJ Nikavnora N-ASM kai; CONJ Tivmwna N-ASM kai; CONJ Parmena'n N-ASM kai; CONJ Nikovlaon N-ASM proshvluton N-ASM #Antioceva, N-ASM
And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them.
ouJ;? R-APM e~sthsan V-2AAI-3P ejnwvpion ADV tw'n T-GPM ajpostovlwn, N-GPM kai; CONJ proseuxavmenoi ejpevqhkan V-AAI-3P aujtoi'? P-DPM ta;? T-APF cei'ra?. N-APF
The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
Kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM lovgo? N-NSM tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM hu~xanen, kai; CONJ ejplhquvneto V-IPI-3S oJ T-NSM ajriqmo;? N-NSM tw'n T-GPM maqhtw'n N-GPM ejn PREP rousalh;m N-PRI sfovdra, ADV poluv? A-NSM te PRT o~clo? N-NSM tw'n T-GPM iJerevwn N-GPM uJphvkouon V-IAI-3P th'/ T-DSF pivstei. N-DSF
And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.
Stevfano? N-NSM de; CONJ plhvrh? A-NSM cavrito? N-GSF kai; CONJ dunavmew? N-GSF ejpoivei V-IAI-3S tevrata N-APN kai; CONJ shmei'a N-APN megavla A-APN ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM law'/. N-DSM
But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
ajnevsthsan V-AAI-3P dev CONJ tine? X-NPM tw'n T-GPM ejk PREP th'? T-GSF sunagwgh'? N-GSF th'? T-GSF legomevnh? V-PPP-GSF Libertivnwn N-GPM kai; CONJ Kurhnaivwn N-GPM kai; CONJ #Alexandrevwn kai; CONJ tw'n T-GPM ajpo; PREP Kilikiva? N-GSF kai; CONJ #Asiva? N-GSF suzhtou'nte? V-PAP-NPM tw'/ T-DSM Stefavnw/, N-DSM
But they were unable * to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
kai; CONJ oujk PRT i~scuon V-IAI-3P ajntisth'nai V-2AAN th'/ T-DSF sofiva/ N-DSF kai; CONJ tw'/ T-DSN pneuvmati N-DSN wJ'/ R-DSN ejlavlei. V-IAI-3S
Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."
tovte ADV uJpevbalon V-2AAI-3P a~ndra? N-APM levgonta? V-PAP-APM o&ti CONJ #Akhkovamen V-2RAI-1P-ATT aujtou' P-GSM lalou'nto? V-PAP-GSM rJhvmata N-APN blavsfhma A-APN eij? PREP Mwu>sh'n N-ASM kai; CONJ to;n T-ASM qeovn: N-ASM
And they stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes, and they came up to him and dragged him away and brought him before the Council.
sunekivnhsavn V-AAI-3P te PRT to;n T-ASM lao;n N-ASM kai; CONJ tou;? T-APM presbutevrou? A-APM kai; CONJ tou;? T-APM grammatei'?, N-APM kai; CONJ ejpistavnte? V-2AAP-NPM sunhvrpasan V-AAI-3P aujto;n P-ASM kai; CONJ h~gagon V-2AAI-3P eij? PREP to; T-ASN sunevdrion, N-ASN
They put forward false witnesses who said, "This man incessantly * speaks against this holy place and the Law;
e~sthsavn V-2AAI-3P te PRT mavrtura? N-APM yeudei'? A-APM levgonta?, V-PAP-APM JO T-NSM a~nqrwpo? N-NSM ouJ'to? D-NSM ouj PRT pauvetai V-PMI-3S lalw'n V-PAP-NSM rJhvmata N-APN kata; PREP tou' T-GSM tovpou N-GSM tou' T-GSM aJgivou A-GSM ?touvtou? D-GSM kai; CONJ tou' T-GSM novmou: N-GSM
for we have heard him say that this Nazarene, Jesus, will destroy this place and alter the customs which Moses handed down to us."
ajkhkovamen V-2RAI-1P-ATT ga;r CONJ aujtou' P-GSM levgonto? V-PAP-GSM o&ti CONJ #Ihsou'? N-NSM oJ T-NSM Nazwrai'o? N-NSM ouJ'to? D-NSM kataluvsei V-FAI-3S to;n T-ASM tovpon N-ASM tou'ton D-ASM kai; CONJ ajllavxei ta; T-APN e~qh N-APN aJ; R-APN parevdwken V-AAI-3S hJmi'n P-1DP Mwu>sh'?. N-NSM
And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council saw his face like the face of an angel.
kai; CONJ ajtenivsante? V-AAP-NPM eij? PREP aujto;n P-ASM pavnte? A-NPM oiJ T-NPM kaqezovmenoi V-PNP-NPM ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSN sunedrivw/ N-DSN ei\don V-2AAI-3P to; T-ASN provswpon N-ASN aujtou' P-GSM wJsei; ADV provswpon N-ASN ajggevlou. N-GSM
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