Acts 6:3

“Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore brethren, looke ye out among you seuen men of honest report, full of the holy Ghost, and wisedome, whom we may appoint ouer this businesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Look ye out therefore, brethren, from among you seven men of good report, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take then from among you seven men of good name, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, to whom we may give control of this business.
- Basic English Bible

Look out therefore, brethren, from among yourselves seven men, well reported of, full of [the] [Holy] Spirit and wisdom, whom we will establish over this business:
- Darby Bible

Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, brethren, pick out from among yourselves seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, and we will appoint them to undertake this duty.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
- World English Bible

Therfor, britheren, biholde ye men of you of good fame, ful of the Hooli Goost and of wisdom, whiche we schulen ordeyne on this werk;
- Wycliffe Bible

look out, therefore, brethren, seven men of you who are well testified of, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may set over this necessity,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 6:3


6:3 Of good report - That there may be no room to suspect them of partiality or injustice. Full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom - For it is not a light matter to dispense even the temporal goods of the Church. To do even this well, a large measure both of the gifts and grace of God is requisite. Whom we will set over this business - It would have been happy for the Church, had its ordinary ministers in every age taken the same care to act in concert with the people committed to their charge, which the apostles themselves, extraordinary as their office was, did on this and other occasions.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 6:3


Ac 6:3 Look ye out. Be it noted that the church was called upon to choose these men. The apostles did not assume the right. There is no warrant here for pope or bishops assuming the right. Seven men. Why seven is only a matter of conjecture. Of honest report. Men whose reputation was a guarantee that they would handle the trust faithfully. Full of the Holy Ghost. Whose lives indicated the fruit of the Spirit (see Ga 5:22,23 Eph 5:9). And wisdom. Prudence and judgment would be essential. Whom we may appoint. Ordain. The people selected under apostolic direction; the apostle inaugurated into office.

Discussion for Acts 6

  • E Z MARANGE
    When u are spirit filled u don't have any problems in living through the word of God.Jesus Christ is saying today,carry your own cross
  • Stephen Yonzal Harris
    God bless and I know he is leaving in the but in the future positive thinking
  • GeraldineCole
    Let me say this when u lie to the Holy Ghost something will happen to U . Remember the Holy Ghost live in a true believer which mean the person is truely Jesus Child .there are some that claim to be saved but r not the bible said your life will speak for U .yes we need to obey Jesus when he speaks to us and not listen to man over Jesus .obey the Laws of the Lands Jesus told us to do
  • Rita
    The issue that arose btwn Stephen n the members of the synagogue was the same issue that we witness today-I only want a form of holiness. Christians today r very worldly n their hearts. They have no desire to b like Christ only to hold to standards of people who also just claim to love the Lord. I by no means mean to say that any of us, especially me, r perfect, but a Christian is supposed to b battling their carnality not reveling n it or changing n ignoring scripture to stay blind n sinful. Our world is full of just as many sadducees n pharisees as it was then n they stone us to death daily n their hearts. Pray for my manifestation of deliverance from all ungodliness n worldly lusts. This world needs a great awakening n refreshing of the Spirit.
  • Olga Anderson
    Verse14,they were not willing to change their tradition for the new doctrin of Jesus Christ.
  • Joe
    To me it sounds as thought the dispute was about Jesus Christ and his doctrine. Verse 10 seems to say it all - they could not resist the wisdom spirit.

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