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 6:4

  • Paul Melvin for verse 4
    Prayer tenderizes the heart of the one praying, leads to confession of sin, drives us to desire to submit to God Rom.12:1, 2 , unites the brethren to be of one mind, empowers the believer, and prepares the hearts of those who will hear. Finally, it brings the Word to life imparting faith to the lost, and holiness to the saved.Prayer drives us to the Word, and the Word drives us to pray.He who prays well studies well lives well and dies well.
  • Lance Gaynor for verse 4
    Prayer is the duty of the Christian. The word of God is the guide to God 's will for the practising Christian.
  • P. Mobley for verse 4
    I believe Acts 6 4 is the glue that help hold the body of Christ together and the work of the ministry. So one must be committed body, soul, and spirit, for without God we can do nothing. We are but an instrument to be use by GOD.

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