THE ACTES OF the Apostles. Chapter 6
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1 The Apostles desirous to haue the poore regarded for their bodily sustenance, as also carefull themselues to dispense the word of God, the foode of the soule: 3 Appoint the office of Deaconship to seuen chosen men. 5 Of whom, Steuen a man full of faith, & of the holy Ghost, is one. 12 Who is taken of those, whom he confounded in disputing, 13 and after falsely accused of blasphemie against the law and the temple.
1And in those dayes when the number of the Disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrewes, because their widowes were neglected in the daily ministration.
2Then the twelue called the multitude of the disciples vnto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leaue the word of God, and serue tables.
3Wherefore 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.
4But we will giue our selues continually to prayer, and to the ministerie of the word.
5¶ And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Steuen, a man full of faith and of the holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Permenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch.
6Whom they set before the Apostles: and when they had praied, they layd their hands on them.
7And the word of God encreased, and the number of the Disciples multiplied in Hierusalem greatly, and a great company of the Priests were obedient to the faith.
8And Steuen full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
9¶ Then there arose certaine 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 Steuen.
10And they were not able to resist the wisedome and the spirit by which he spake.
11Then they suborned men which said, We haue heard him speake blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
12And they stirred vp the people, and the Elders, and the Scribes, and came vpon him, and caught him, and brought him to the Councell,
13And set vp false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speake blasphemous words against this holy place, and the Law.
14For we haue heard him say, that this Iesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, & shall change the Customes which Moses deliuered vs.14
15And all that sate in the Councell, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had bene the face of an Angel.
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Acts Chapter 6
14 Or, rites.
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