English Standard Version
2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3 (A)Therefore, brothers,[a] pick out from among you seven men (B)of good repute, (C)full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 4 But (D)we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 5 And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, (E)a man full of faith and (F)of the Holy Spirit, and (G)Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, (H)a proselyte of Antioch. 6 These they set before the apostles, and (I)they prayed and (J)laid their hands on them.Read full chapter
- Acts 6:3 Or brothers and sisters
New International Version
2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples(A) together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God(B) in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters,(C) choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit(D) and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them(E) 4 and will give our attention to prayer(F) and the ministry of the word.”
5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen,(G) a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit;(H) also Philip,(I) Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed(J) and laid their hands on them.(K)
King James Version
2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.Read full chapter