Instead, (A)brothers and sisters, select from among you seven men of good reputation, (B)full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task. But we will (C)devote ourselves to prayer and to the [a]ministry of the word.” The [b]announcement found approval with the whole [c]congregation; and they chose (D)Stephen, a man (E)full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and (F)Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and [d]Nicolas, a [e](G)proselyte from (H)Antioch. And they brought these men before the apostles; and after (I)praying, they (J)laid their hands on them.

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  1. Acts 6:4 Or service
  2. Acts 6:5 Lit word
  3. Acts 6:5 Lit multitude
  4. Acts 6:5 Gr Nikolaos
  5. Acts 6:5 I.e., a Gentile convert to Judaism

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