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Monday, July 22nd, 2024
the Week of Proper 11 / Ordinary 16
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Passage Lookup: Acts 6

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Acts 6:1
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Now (F1)at this time, as the (C1)disciples were (C2)increasing in number, a complaint developed on the part of the (F2)(C3)Hellenistic Jews against the native (C4)Hebrews, because their (C5)widows were being overlooked in (C6)the daily serving of food.
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Acts 6:2
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So the twelve summoned the (F1)congregation of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables.
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Acts 6:3
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"Instead, (C1)brothers and sisters, select from among you seven men of good reputation, (C2)full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
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Acts 6:4
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"But we will (C1)devote ourselves to prayer and to the (F1)ministry of the word."
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Acts 6:5
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The (F1)announcement found approval with the whole (F2)congregation; and they chose (C1)Stephen, a man (C2)full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and (C3)Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and (F3)Nicolas, a (F4)(C4)proselyte from (C5)Antioch.
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Acts 6:6
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And they brought these men before the apostles; and after (C1)praying, they (C2)laid their hands on them.
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Acts 6:7
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(C1)The word of God kept spreading; and (C2)the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to (C3)the faith.
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Acts 6:8
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And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great (C1)wonders and (F1)signs among the people.
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Acts 6:9
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But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both (C1)Cyrenians and (C2)Alexandrians, and some from (C3)Cilicia and (F1)(C4)Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
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Acts 6:10
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But they were unable to (F1)cope with his wisdom and the Spirit by whom he was speaking.
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Acts 6:11
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Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God."
Acts 6:12
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And they stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes, and they (C1)came up to him and dragged him away, and brought him (F1)before (C2)the (F2)Council.
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Acts 6:13
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They put forward (C1)false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop (F1)speaking against this (C2)holy place and the Law;
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Acts 6:14
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for we have heard him say that (C1)this Nazarene, Jesus, will destroy this place and change (C2)the customs which Moses handed down to us."
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Acts 6:15
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And all who were sitting in the (F1)(C1)Council stared at him, and they saw his face, which was like the face of an angel.
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