Acts 6:4

“But we will giue our selues continually to prayer, and to the ministerie of the word.”

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Other Translations

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
- King James Version

"But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we will continue stedfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the word.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then we will give all our time to prayer and the teaching of the word.
- Basic English Bible

but *we* will give ourselves up to prayer and the ministry of the word.
- Darby Bible

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
- Webster's Bible

But, as for us, we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the delivery of the Message."
- Weymouth Bible

But we will continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the word."
- World English Bible

for we schulen be bisi to preier, and preche the word of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and we to prayer, and to the ministration of the word, will give ourselves continually.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 6:4


6:4 We will constantly attend to prayer, and to the ministry of the word - This is doubtless the proper business of a Christian bishop: to speak to God in prayer; to men in preaching his word, as an ambassador for Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 6:4


Ac 6:4 We will give ourselves continually to prayer, etc. Observe that the apostles regard prayer of equal importance with preaching. Every preacher ought to heed this.

Discussion for Acts 6

  • BSP
    Verse 11~The religious leaders trumped up charges against Stephen and accused him of blasphemy. We see the same false accusations taking place today against innocent ones.
  • BSP
    Verse 15~Stephen's face was like an angels face in that he reflected faith, serenity, calm, and complete confidence in Jehovah God.
  • Douglas Wells
    He was talking about the sin full body that the adam had. But in place to what the devil told him
  • Natukunda medius
    IAM OVERWHELMED BY THE DEVOTION OF THE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST, THEY HAD RESPECT FOR THE WORK OF GOD AND SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES TO SERVE HIM WHICH IS NOT THERE NOW WITH THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD. LETS GO BACK TO THE WORD AND THE FIRST DEVOTION CHILDREN OF GOD.
  • A disciple
    Correction: The Angel took incense and offered it with the prayers of all Saints upon the Altar. He then took the censer and filled it with fire of the Altar of incense, and threw it into the earth; this signifying that it was for the sake of the martyrs of Jesus and the prayers borne out of His suffering Church, that wrath and the Day of the LORD comes to make an end with the wicked of the earth.
  • A disciple
    Ray; I don't understand what you mean by, "This will delay the second coming of Jesus." In Revelation it is because of the souls of the witnesses under the Altar, who are crying to the LORD for vengeance, that the Day of the LORD comes upon the ungodly! Before the seven Angels sounded their trumpets, the one Angel took hot coals from off the Altar, and offered them with the prayers of all Saints.

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