3 Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the [a]ministry of the word.”5 The statement found approval with the whole [b]congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and [c]Nicolas, a [d]proselyte from Antioch.6 And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them.
Ephesians 4:11-13New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some asevangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,12 for the equipping of the [a]saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the [b]knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature [c]which belongs to the fullness of Christ.
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