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Acts 6:1Acts 6:6


9. The Appointment of Seven Deacons

1 And in these days, as the disciples were amultiplying in number, a murmuring of the 1bHellenists against the 2Hebrews occurred, because their cwidows were being overlooked in the daily ddispensing.

2 And the twelve called the multitude of the disciples to them and said, It is not 1fitting for us to forsake the word of God and serve tables.

3 But brothers, look for seven awell-attested men from among you, 1full of the bSpirit and of 2cwisdom, whom we will appoint over this need.

4 But we will continue steadfastly in 1aprayer and in the bministry of the word.

5 And the word pleased all the multitude; and they chose Stephen, a man full of afaith and of the Holy bSpirit, and cPhilip and Prochorus and Nicanor and Timon and Parmenas and Nicolas, a 1proselyte of Antioch,

6 Whom they set before the apostles; and when they had aprayed, they 1blaid their hands on 2them.