Therefore, brethren, (A)seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this (B)business; but we (C)will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

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

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