1 And in those days, awhen the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the bGrecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected cin the daily ministration.
2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, dIt is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
3 Wherefore, brethren, elook 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 fwill give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, ga man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and hPhilip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 6 Whom they set before the apostles: and jwhen they had prayed, ithey laid their hands on them. 7 And kthe word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company lof the priests were obedient to the faith. 8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. 10 And mthey were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. 11 nThen they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. 12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council, 13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law: 14 oFor we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall pdestroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us. 15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of qan angel.
|2 Tim 2:4|
|1 Tim 3:7|
|2 Tim 1:6|
|1 Tim 4:14|
|2 Tim 3:1|