Acts 6:4

“But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But we will giue our selues continually to prayer, and to the ministerie of the word.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • 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.
  • Dessy Forte
    I hope everyone here knows the 10 commandments in which we are to obey! Jesus said in John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments." We are to obey 1, 2, 3, 4 (keeping the Sabbath; one most often forgotten), 5 (also forgotten- to obey your parents), 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10!! Read them in Exodus chapter 20! "God loves you so much that he gave his only begotten son, so that whosoever believes in him
  • Martin
    I heard once that the 4 Gospels are like a car on display and the acts of the Apostles is driving that car and the epistles is like disassembling that car to know how it works .acts 6 show a young church growing and learning how to operate as a living breathing organism one that get it directions from it's head (Jesus) which direction travel through it's spinal cord (the Bible) to every body part
  • 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

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