The [a]announcement found approval with the whole [b]congregation; and they chose (A)Stephen, a man (B)full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and (C)Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and [c]Nicolas, a [d](D)proselyte from (E)Antioch. And they brought these men before the apostles; and after (F)praying, they (G)laid their hands on them.

(H)The word of God kept spreading; and (I)the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to (J)the faith.

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