Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
thus the word of God was spread; and the number of disciples encreased very much at Jerusalem; and a numerous body of priests embrac'd the faith.
then they that embraced his doctrine, were baptized: and there were about three thousand converts made that very day.
however, many who heard Peter's discourse, believed, to the number of about five thousand people.
did not venture to approach near them. the number of those who believed in the Lord, both men and women, increas'd more and more.
1 Corinthians 10:10
neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and were slain by the destroying angel.
Let brotherly love still reign.
or do you imagine that passage of scripture to be insignificant, "does the spirit that dwells in you, incite you to vice?"
don't repine, my brethren, against one another, for fear you should be condemn'd. behold, the judge is at the gate.
and he openly preach'd in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Hellenists, who therefore plotted against his life:
some of them were of Cyprus and Cyrene, and upon their arrival at Antioch they address'd themselves to the Greeks, and preach'd to them the Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 11:22
Are they Hebrews? so am I: are they Israelites? so am I: are they of the race of Abraham?
being circumcised the eighth day, of the family of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew by descent, by sect a Pharisee.
Peter immediately went with them, and when he was come, they conducted him to the upper chamber: and all the widows advanc'd to him weeping, and shew'd the robes and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.
wo unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, who shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye not only refuse to go in your selves, but hinder those that would.
1 Timothy 5:4
if a widow has children or grand-children, let them above all things instruct their own family to be religious, and let them be grateful to their parents, for this is acceptable to God.
pure and unadulterated religion, in the eye of God our father, consists in taking care of orphans and widows in their distress: and in keeping clear of the vices of the age.