|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.||the Grecians daily ministration|
|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.|
|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.|
But we will give ourselves
continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
|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:||Stephen Philip Nicolas|
|6||Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.||laid their hands|
|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.||of the priests|
And Stephen, full of faith and
power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
|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.||Libertines|
|10||And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.|
|11||Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against 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,|
|13||And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:||false witnesses|
|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.|
And all that sat in the council,
looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an
|face of an angel|
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