0 SAB Acts 6



Seven men are assigned to serve tables

1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

As the number of disciples multiplied, there was a conflict between the Greek and Hebrews about neglected widows.

2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

The twelve apostles met with the disciples and said to them,

We shouldn't have to quit preaching to serve tables.

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.

So choose seven honest and wise men who are filled with the Holy Ghost to take care of this business for us.

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

We'll keep praying and preaching.

5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

So Stephen, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas were chosen.

6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

The apostles prayed and put their hands on them.

Stephen is accused of blasphemy
(and his face looks like an angel's)

8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

Stephen was full of faith and power, and did great miracles.

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.

Some in the synagogue disagreed with him.

10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

But they couldn't defeat Stephen in debate.

11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

So they said,

We heard Stephen blaspheme against Moses and God.

12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,

The elders and scribes brought him to the council,

13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.

where false witnesses said,

Stephen said Jesus will destroy the temple

and change the laws of Moses.

15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

And everyone in the council saw Stephen's face,

which looked like the face of an angel.


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