Acts 6:3



Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

New American Standard Bible

"Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.

King James Version

Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

International Standard Version

Therefore, brothers, appoint seven men among you who have a good reputation, who are full of the Spirit and wisdom, and we'll put them in charge of this work.

A Conservative Version

Therefore, brothers, seek ye out seven men from you being well reported, full of Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this need.

American Standard Version

Look ye out therefore, brethren, from among you seven men of good report, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Amplified

Therefore select out from among yourselves, brethren, seven men of good and attested character and repute, full of the [Holy] Spirit and wisdom, whom we may assign to look after this business and duty.

An Understandable Version

Brothers, select from among you seven men with good reputations, who are full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to take care of this matter.

Anderson New Testament

Therefore, brethren, select from among yourselves seven men, of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business:

Bible in Basic English

Take then from among you seven men of good name, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, to whom we may give control of this business.

Common New Testament

Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty.

Daniel Mace New Testament

wherefore, brethren, chuse out of your number seven persons of good reputation, full of the holy spirit and wisdom, who may have the management of this affair:

Darby Translation

Look out therefore, brethren, from among yourselves seven men, well reported of, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we will establish over this business:

Godbey New Testament

But brethren, look out seven men from you of good report, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we shall appoint over this interest;

Goodspeed New Testament

You, brothers, must pick out from your number seven men of good standing, who are wise and full of the Spirit, and we will put them in charge of this matter,

Holman Bible

Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore, brethren, look out from among you seven men of good report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we will set over this business.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

therefore, brethren, seek out among you seven men of whom you bear witness, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore, survey, brethren, seven men of you, being witnesses full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom ye shall set over this need.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So, brothers, select from among you seven men {of good reputation}, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we will put in charge of this need.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore, brothers, look out among you seven men being witnessed to, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this duty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, and full of the holy ghost and wisdom, which we may appoint to this needful business:

Moffatt New Testament

Brothers, look out seven of your own number, men of good reputation who are full of the Spirit and of wisdom. We will appoint them to this duty,

Montgomery New Testament

"So, brothers, find from among your own number seven men of good reputation who are full of the Spirit and of wisdom, and we will appoint them over this business.

NET Bible

But carefully select from among you, brothers, seven men who are well-attested, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this necessary task.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

New simplified Bible

Therefore brothers select seven men who have a good reputation. Men who are full of spirit and wisdom that we may appoint to take care of this business.

Noyes New Testament

Therefore, brethren, look out among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint over this business;

Sawyer New Testament

Look out therefore, brothers, from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Holy Spirit, and of wisdom, whom we may set over this business;

The Emphasized Bible

But look out for yourselves, brethren, seven men from among you, who can be well-attested, full of Spirit and wisdom, - whom we will appoint over this need;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Therefore, brethren, do ye look out for seven men from among yourselves, the best approved, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint to superintend this business.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore, Brothers, look for seven men of reputation among yourselves, wise and spiritually-minded men, and we will appoint them to attend to this matter;

Webster

Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore, brethren, pick out from among yourselves seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, and we will appoint them to undertake this duty.

Williams New Testament

So, brothers, you must select from your number seven men of good standing, full of the Spirit, and of good practical sense, and we will assign them to this business,

World English Bible

Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Worrell New Testament

but look ye out, brethren, from among yourselves, seven well-attested men, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint over this business;

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore, brethren, look out from among you seven men of good character, full of the holy Spirit, and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this matter:

Youngs Literal Translation

look out, therefore, brethren, seven men of you who are well testified of, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may set over this necessity,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὖν 
Oun 
therefore , then , so , and , now , wherefore , but , not tr ,
Usage: 417

ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

look ye out
ἐπισκέπτομαι 
Episkeptomai 
Usage: 9

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your , you , ye , yours , not tr. ,
Usage: 371

ἑπτά 
hepta 
Usage: 71

ἀνήρ 
Aner 
man , husband , sir , fellow , not tr
Usage: 198

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
Usage: 709

μαρτυρέω 
Martureo 
Usage: 58

πλήρης 
Pleres 
Usage: 15

of the
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

καθίστημι 
Kathistemi 
Usage: 15

ἐπί 
Epi 
on , in , upon , unto , to ,
Usage: 644

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this , these , he , the same , this man , she , they ,
Usage: 258

Context Readings

The First Seven Deacons Appointed

2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reasonable that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3 Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 1:13

Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

Acts 2:4

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Genesis 41:38-39

And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

Numbers 11:16-25

And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of meeting, that they may stand there with you.

Numbers 27:18-19

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take you Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him;

Job 32:7-8

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Isaiah 11:2-5

And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Isaiah 28:6

And for a spirit of justice to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

Isaiah 28:26

For his God does instruct him aright, and does teach him.

Matthew 23:8

But you be not called Rabbi: for one is your Teacher, even Christ; and all you are brothers.

Acts 1:21

Therefore of these men who have accompanied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

Acts 6:6

Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

Acts 9:30

But when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

Acts 10:22

And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that fears God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by a holy angel to send for you to come into his house, and to hear words from you.

Acts 13:2-3

As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Acts 15:23

And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greetings unto the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:

Acts 16:2

Who was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

Acts 22:12

And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews who dwelt there,

1 Corinthians 12:8

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

1 Corinthians 16:3

And when I come, whomsoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:19-21

And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and a testimony of your eagerness:

Ephesians 5:18

And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

1 Timothy 3:7-15

Moreover he must have a good report of them who are outside; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 5:10

Well reported of for good works; if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

James 3:17-18

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

1 John 3:14-16

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loves not his brother abides in death.

3 John 1:12

Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear witness; and you know that our witness is true.



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