Acts 6:6

“Whom they set before the Apostles: and when they had praied, they layd their hands on them.”

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Other Translations

Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid [their] hands on them.
- King James Version

And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands upon them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These they took to the Apostles, who, after prayer, put their hands on them.
- Basic English Bible

whom they set before the apostles; and, having prayed, they laid their hands on them.
- Darby Bible

Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
- Webster's Bible

These men they brought to the Apostles, and, after prayer, they laid their hands upon them.
- Weymouth Bible

whom they set before the apostles. When they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
- World English Bible

Thei ordeyneden these bifor the siyt of apostlis, and thei preyeden, and leiden hoondis on hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

whom they did set before the apostles, and they, having prayed, laid on them [their] hands.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 6:6


Ac 6:6 Whom they set before the apostles. There has been some discussion whether these seven were deacons, and whether this is the origin of the deacon's office in the church. They are never called deacons, but the Greek word "diakoneo", rendered "to serve" (Ac 6:2), is the verb form of which the Greek word "diakonos", "deacon", is the noun. The usual view is that they were deacons. And when they had prayed, they laid [their] hands on them. The scriptural method of inducting into office. The prayer and imposition of hands was an appeal to God to give the necessary gifts rather than their impartation. See Nu 27:23 Ge 48:13.

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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