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Passage Lookup: Acts 6

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Acts 6:1
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Now [a]at this time while the (a)disciples were (b)increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the [b](c)Hellenistic Jews against the native (d)Hebrews, because their (e)widows were being overlooked in (f)the daily serving of food.
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Acts 6:2
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So the twelve summoned the [c]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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Therefore, (g)brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, (h)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 (i)devote ourselves to prayer and to the [d]ministry of the word."
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Acts 6:5
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The statement found approval with the whole [e]congregation; and they chose (j)Stephen, a man (k)full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and (l)Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and [f]Nicolas, a [g](m)proselyte from (n)Antioch.
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Acts 6:6
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And these they brought before the apostles; and after (o)praying, they (p)laid their hands on them.
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Acts 6:7
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(q)The word of God kept on spreading; and (r)the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to (s)the faith.
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Acts 6:8
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And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great (t)wonders and [h]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 (u)Cyrenians and (v)Alexandrians, and some from (w)Cilicia and [i](x)Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
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Acts 6:10
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But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
Acts 6:11
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Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."
Acts 6:12
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And they stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes, and they (y)came up to him and dragged him away and brought him [j]before (z)the [k]Council.
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Acts 6:13
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They put forward (aa)false witnesses who said, "This man incessantly speaks against this (ab)holy place and the Law;
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Acts 6:14
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for we have heard him say that (ac)this Nazarene, Jesus, will destroy this place and alter (ad)the customs which Moses handed down to us."
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Acts 6:15
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And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the [l](ae)Council saw his face like the face of an angel.
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