And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, (A)a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and (B)Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and (C)Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch, whom they set before the apostles; and (D)when they had prayed, (E)they laid hands on them.

Then (F)the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many (G)of the priests were obedient to the faith.

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