Choosing of the Seven

Now [a]at this time while the (A)disciples were (B)increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the [b](C)Hellenistic Jews against the native (D)Hebrews, because their (E)widows were being overlooked in (F)the daily serving of food.

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  1. Acts 6:1 Lit in these days
  2. Acts 6:1 Jews who adopted the Gr language and much of Gr culture through acculturation

39 So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the (A)upper room; and all the (B)widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the [a]tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.

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  1. Acts 9:39 Or inner garments

41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up; and calling (A)the [a]saints and (B)widows, he presented her alive.

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  1. Acts 9:41 Or holy ones

16 If any woman who is a believer (A)has dependent widows, she must (B)assist them and the church must not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are (C)widows indeed.

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