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Acts 6:1, The apostles, desirous to have the poor regarded for their bodily sustenance, as also careful themselves to dispense the word of God, the food of the soul, Acts 6:3, recommend, Acts 6:5, and with the church’s consent ordain seven chosen men to the office of deaconship; Acts 6:7, The word of God prevails, Acts 6:8, Stephen, full of faith and the Holy Ghost, confuting those with whom he disputed, is brought before the council, and falsely accused of blasphemy against the law and the temple.

Verse 1

when: Acts 6:7, Acts 2:41, Acts 2:47, Acts 4:4, Acts 5:14, Acts 5:28, Psalms 72:16, Psalms 110:3, Isaiah 27:6, Jeremiah 30:19

there: 1 Corinthians 10:10, Hebrews 13:1, James 4:5, James 5:9

Grecians: Acts 9:29, Acts 11:20

Hebrews: 2 Corinthians 11:22, Philippians 3:5

their: Acts 9:39, Acts 9:41, Deuteronomy 24:19-21, Deuteronomy 26:12, Job 29:13, Job 31:16, Isaiah 1:17, Ezekiel 22:7, Malachi 3:5, Matthew 23:14, 1 Timothy 5:4, 1 Timothy 5:5, 1 Timothy 5:9, James 1:27

the daily: Acts 2:45, Acts 4:35

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:18 - thou art 2 Kings 25:30 - a daily rate Nehemiah 13:13 - to distribute Proverbs 13:10 - with Proverbs 15:18 - he Proverbs 17:14 - leave Ecclesiastes 10:10 - wisdom Matthew 18:17 - tell Acts 2:44 - had Acts 15:39 - the contention Acts 21:40 - Hebrew 1 Corinthians 16:3 - whomsoever 2 Corinthians 8:4 - the ministering Philippians 1:1 - and deacons Philippians 2:14 - without 1 Timothy 3:10 - use 1 Timothy 5:3 - widows

Verse 2

the twelve: Acts 21:22

It: Acts 4:19, Acts 25:27

we should: Exodus 18:17-26, Numbers 11:11-13, Deuteronomy 1:9-14, Nehemiah 6:3, 2 Timothy 2:4

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:13 - Take 2 Chronicles 35:14 - because the priests Nehemiah 11:16 - outward Acts 15:6 - General Acts 15:30 - and 1 Corinthians 6:4 - who 1 Timothy 3:10 - use

Verse 3

brethren: Acts 9:30, Acts 15:23, Matthew 23:8, 1 John 3:14-16

look: Acts 1:21, Numbers 11:16, Deuteronomy 1:13, 1 Corinthians 16:3, 2 Corinthians 8:19-21

honest: Acts 10:22, Acts 16:2, Acts 22:12, 1 Timothy 3:7, 1 Timothy 3:8, 1 Timothy 3:10, 1 Timothy 5:10, 3 John 1:12

full: Acts 2:4, Genesis 41:38, Genesis 41:39, Numbers 11:17-25, Numbers 27:18, Numbers 27:19, Job 32:7, Job 32:8, Isaiah 11:2-5, Isaiah 28:6, Isaiah 28:26, 1 Corinthians 12:8, Ephesians 5:18, James 1:17, James 3:17, James 3:18

whom: Acts 6:6, Acts 13:2, Acts 13:3, 1 Timothy 3:8-15

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:33 - look out Exodus 18:21 - Moreover Exodus 36:2 - in whose Numbers 3:10 - they shall 1 Samuel 2:24 - no good Nehemiah 11:16 - outward Nehemiah 13:13 - counted Ezekiel 28:12 - full Luke 1:41 - was Acts 6:5 - Stephen Acts 6:8 - full Acts 7:55 - full Acts 11:24 - full 2 Corinthians 6:8 - evil Philippians 4:8 - honest

Verse 4

give: Acts 2:42, Acts 20:19-31, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 9:16, Colossians 4:17, 1 Timothy 4:13-16, 2 Timothy 4:2

prayer: Acts 1:14, Acts 13:2, Acts 13:3, Romans 1:9, Ephesians 1:15-17, Ephesians 3:14-21, Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:9-11, Colossians 1:9-13, Colossians 2:1, Colossians 4:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 30:7 - dresseth Exodus 36:2 - in whose Numbers 3:10 - they shall Numbers 11:17 - they shall Daniel 6:20 - servest Matthew 14:23 - he went Matthew 18:19 - That if Acts 10:9 - the sixth Acts 15:22 - pleased Acts 26:16 - a minister Romans 12:12 - continuing Ephesians 6:18 - Praying 1 Timothy 4:15 - give 1 Timothy 4:16 - continue

Verse 5

the saying: Acts 15:22, Genesis 41:37, Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 25:12

Stephen: Acts 6:3, Acts 6:8, Acts 6:10, Acts 7:1-60, Acts 8:1, Acts 8:2, Acts 11:24, Micah 3:8

Philip: Acts 8:5-13, Acts 8:26-40, Acts 21:8

Nicolas: Revelation 2:6, Revelation 2:15

a proselyte: Acts 13:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:16 - it pleased Pharaoh well Exodus 18:25 - General Acts 2:4 - filled Acts 2:10 - Jews Acts 7:55 - full Acts 13:43 - and religious 1 Timothy 3:13 - great

Verse 6

when: Acts 1:24, Acts 8:17, Acts 9:17, Acts 13:3, 1 Timothy 4:14, 1 Timothy 5:22, 2 Timothy 1:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:14 - and laid Numbers 8:10 - General Numbers 27:18 - lay Deuteronomy 34:9 - Moses Luke 23:26 - a Cyrenian Acts 6:3 - whom Acts 19:6 - laid Hebrews 6:2 - laying

Verse 7

the word: Acts 12:24, Acts 19:20, Colossians 1:6, 2 Timothy 2:9

the number: Acts 21:20,*Gr.

the priests: 2 Chronicles 29:34, 2 Chronicles 30:24, Psalms 132:9, Psalms 132:16, Matthew 19:30, Luke 2:34, John 12:42

obedient: Romans 1:5, Romans 16:26, 2 Thessalonians 1:8, Hebrews 5:9, Hebrews 11:8

Reciprocal: Psalms 45:5 - people Isaiah 29:24 - also Isaiah 32:4 - heart Ezekiel 47:9 - a very great John 4:38 - sent John 7:48 - General John 14:12 - greater Acts 4:1 - the priests Acts 5:14 - believers Acts 6:1 - when Acts 9:31 - were multiplied Acts 9:35 - all Acts 11:21 - and a Acts 13:49 - was Acts 16:5 - increased Galatians 3:1 - ye Galatians 5:7 - obey 2 Thessalonians 3:1 - the word 1 Peter 1:22 - in

Verse 8

full: Acts 6:3, Acts 6:5, Acts 6:10, Acts 6:15, Acts 7:55, Ephesians 4:11, 1 Timothy 3:13

did: Acts 2:17, Acts 2:18, Acts 4:29, Acts 4:30, Acts 8:6

Reciprocal: Acts 1:8 - ye shall Acts 2:4 - filled Acts 11:24 - full 2 Timothy 1:7 - but

Verse 9

there: Acts 13:45, Acts 17:17, Acts 17:18

the synagogue: Acts 22:19, Acts 26:11, Matthew 10:17, Matthew 23:34, Mark 13:9, Luke 21:12

Cyrenians: Acts 2:10, Acts 11:20, Acts 13:1, Matthew 27:32

Alexandrians: Acts 18:24, Acts 27:6

Cilicia: Acts 15:23, Acts 15:41, Acts 21:39, Acts 22:3, Acts 23:34, Acts 27:5, Galatians 1:21

Asia: Acts 2:9, Acts 16:6, Acts 19:10, Acts 19:26, Acts 21:27

disputing: 1 Corinthians 1:20

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 10:13 - beginning Mark 15:21 - a Cyrenian Luke 12:11 - General Luke 23:26 - a Cyrenian Acts 9:2 - the synagogues Acts 9:22 - confounded Acts 9:29 - disputed Acts 28:11 - a ship 1 Corinthians 1:27 - General 1 Thessalonians 2:2 - much 1 Peter 1:1 - Asia

Verse 10

able: Acts 5:39, Acts 7:51, Exodus 4:12, Isaiah 54:17, Jeremiah 1:18, Jeremiah 1:19, Jeremiah 15:20, Ezekiel 3:27, Matthew 10:19, Matthew 10:20, Luke 12:11, Luke 12:12, Luke 21:15, John 7:46

the spirit: Job 32:8, Job 32:18, Micah 3:8, Luke 1:17, 1 Corinthians 2:4

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 24:16 - Is this Daniel 1:17 - God Matthew 7:29 - having Matthew 22:22 - they marvelled Mark 1:22 - they were Mark 13:11 - take Luke 4:22 - the gracious Luke 14:6 - General Acts 4:16 - and we Acts 6:5 - Stephen Acts 6:8 - full Acts 7:55 - full Acts 9:22 - confounded Acts 9:29 - disputed Acts 13:12 - being Acts 13:45 - spake 1 Corinthians 1:27 - General Ephesians 1:17 - the spirit 1 Thessalonians 2:2 - much

Verse 11

they: Acts 23:12-15, Acts 24:1-13, Acts 25:3, Acts 25:7, 1 Kings 21:10, 1 Kings 21:13, Matthew 26:59, Matthew 26:60, Matthew 28:12-15, John 16:3, Romans 3:8

blasphemous: Acts 6:13, Acts 18:6, Acts 26:11, Leviticus 24:16, 1 Kings 21:10-13, John 10:33-36, 1 Timothy 1:13

against Moses: Acts 7:37-39, Acts 15:21, Acts 21:20-22, Acts 21:28, John 1:17, John 5:45-47, John 9:29, Hebrews 3:2-5

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:1 - an unrighteous witness Leviticus 19:16 - stand Leviticus 24:11 - blasphemed Psalms 27:12 - false Psalms 52:2 - Thy Proverbs 19:28 - An ungodly witness Isaiah 32:7 - lying Jeremiah 20:10 - Report Jeremiah 26:11 - for he Jeremiah 37:13 - Thou Ezekiel 22:9 - men that carry tales Zechariah 11:3 - for their Matthew 9:3 - This Mark 13:9 - take Mark 14:55 - sought Luke 5:21 - blasphemies John 9:28 - but Acts 7:58 - stoned Acts 24:9 - General

Verse 12

they stirred: Acts 13:50, Acts 14:2, Acts 17:5, Acts 17:13, Acts 21:27, Proverbs 15:18

and caught: Acts 4:1-3, Acts 5:18, Acts 5:27, Acts 16:19-21, Acts 17:5, Acts 17:6, Acts 18:12, Matthew 26:57

Reciprocal: Ruth 4:2 - the elders 1 Kings 13:4 - Lay hold 1 Kings 21:25 - whom Jezebel Jeremiah 32:3 - Wherefore Matthew 2:4 - scribes Luke 21:12 - before Acts 4:3 - laid Acts 4:5 - rulers

Verse 13

set: Acts 6:11, Psalms 27:12, Psalms 35:11, Psalms 56:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:16 - General Deuteronomy 19:16 - a false witness 1 Kings 21:10 - Thou didst blaspheme 2 Kings 25:9 - he burnt Nehemiah 6:13 - that Psalms 109:2 - with Proverbs 6:19 - A false Proverbs 12:17 - but Ecclesiastes 8:10 - the place Jeremiah 7:14 - wherein Jeremiah 52:13 - burned Lamentations 2:7 - cast off Ezekiel 21:2 - against Ezekiel 24:21 - I will Daniel 9:26 - the prince Hosea 3:4 - without a sacrifice Micah 3:12 - Zion Habakkuk 1:5 - for Zechariah 11:10 - Beauty Matthew 5:17 - to destroy the law Matthew 23:38 - General Matthew 26:61 - I am Mark 14:57 - and bare Luke 13:35 - your Luke 21:6 - there John 16:2 - the time Acts 7:1 - Are Acts 7:58 - the witnesses Acts 17:6 - they drew Acts 18:13 - General Acts 21:21 - that thou Acts 21:28 - This is Acts 24:5 - we have Acts 25:8 - Neither Hebrews 7:12 - a change James 3:6 - a world

Verse 14

we have: Acts 25:8

that: Isaiah 66:1-6, Jeremiah 7:4-14, Jeremiah 26:6-9, Jeremiah 26:12, Jeremiah 26:18, Daniel 9:26, Micah 3:12, Zechariah 11:1, Zechariah 14:2, Matthew 24:1, Matthew 24:2, Mark 14:58, Luke 13:34, Luke 13:35, Luke 21:6, Luke 21:24, John 4:21

change: Isaiah 65:15, Isaiah 66:19-21, Hosea 3:4, Galatians 3:19, Galatians 3:23, Galatians 4:3-5, Hebrews 7:11-19, Hebrews 8:6-13, Hebrews 9:9-11, Hebrews 10:1-18, Hebrews 12:26-28

customs: or, rites

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:31 - and bring 1 Kings 8:13 - a settled 2 Kings 25:9 - he burnt Jeremiah 7:14 - wherein Jeremiah 26:9 - Why Jeremiah 52:13 - burned Lamentations 2:7 - cast off Ezekiel 21:2 - against Ezekiel 24:21 - I will Amos 7:11 - thus Habakkuk 1:5 - for Zechariah 11:10 - Beauty Matthew 23:38 - General Mark 10:47 - Jesus Mark 13:2 - there Mark 14:57 - and bare John 16:2 - the time Acts 2:22 - Jesus Acts 7:1 - Are Acts 13:41 - for Acts 21:21 - that thou Acts 21:28 - This is Acts 22:8 - I am Acts 26:3 - because Hebrews 7:12 - a change

Verse 15

saw: Exodus 34:29-35, Ecclesiastes 8:1, Matthew 13:43, Matthew 17:2, 2 Corinthians 3:7, 2 Corinthians 3:8, 2 Corinthians 3:18

Reciprocal: Judges 13:6 - countenance was Proverbs 31:26 - in her Daniel 3:15 - we are Mark 13:11 - take Luke 9:29 - General Acts 6:8 - full Acts 23:1 - earnestly 1 Timothy 3:13 - great

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 6". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-6.html.
 
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