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

  • Ray321
    Apostle Paul was the only one that knew about the Rapture in the Grace age of Jesus. The stoning of Stephen made the Grace age for the Gentiles come true, the second coming of Jesus was delayed. Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Paul was bless to tell the mystery of the Grace of Jesus.
  • 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.
  • Ray321
    Acts 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. Stephen had enemies which were large. Stephen was headed for persecution for the death of Jesus. This will delay the second coming of Jesus.
  • Maria Morales
    The Grecians were not gentiles, they are Jews who were Greek. The Hebrew Jews were citizens of Jerusalem. Remember, in chapter 1, it said there were Jews from all nations under heaven who were dwelling in Jerusalem.
  • Irene123
    Vs. 1-3; In those days, the Grecians were ALL Gentiles, non Jews. It was just the term the Jews used for the gentiles. The '12' were with Jesus, handled (touched) the word of life. They were the Pastors, evangelists. The disciples were the elders and saints; the elders appointed the saints for the work of supplying the needs of the needy saints. The elders had their work cut out for them. cont.

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