12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.”

Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.”(A)

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13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.(A)

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The Choosing of the Seven

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing,(A) the Hellenistic Jews[a](B) among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows(C) were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 6:1 That is, Jews who had adopted the Greek language and culture

Offer hospitality(A) to one another without grumbling.(B)

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16 These people are grumblers(A) and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires;(B) they boast(C) about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.

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