Holman Christian Standard Bible
5 The proposal pleased the whole company. So they chose Stephen,(A) a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte from Antioch.(B) 6 They had them stand before the apostles, who prayed(C) and laid their hands on(D) them.[a]
7 So the preaching about God flourished, the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied(E) greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.Read full chapter
- Acts 6:6 The laying on of hands signified the prayer of blessing for the beginning of a new ministry.