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Passage Lookup: Acts 6:1-10


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Acts 6:1
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Now at [1] this time while the disciples [2] were increasing [3] in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic [4] [5] Jews against the native Hebrews, [6] because their widows [7] were being overlooked in the [8] daily serving of food.
Acts 6:2
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So the twelve summoned the congregation [1] of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables.
Acts 6:3
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"Therefore, brethren, [1] select from among you seven men of good reputation, full [2] of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
Acts 6:4
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"But we will devote [1] ourselves to prayer and to the ministry [2] of the word."
Acts 6:5
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The statement found approval with the whole congregation; [1] and they chose Stephen, [2] a man full [3] of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, [4] Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, [5] a proselyte [6] [7] from Antioch. [8]
Acts 6:6
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And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, [1] they laid [2] their hands on them.
Acts 6:7
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The [1] word of God kept on spreading; and the [2] number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the [3] faith.
Acts 6:8
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And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders [1] and signs [2] among the people.
Acts 6:9
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But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians [1] and Alexandrians, [2] and some from Cilicia [3] and Asia, [4] [5] rose up and argued with Stephen.
Acts 6:10
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But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
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Sunday, October 13th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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