Thematic Bible

Acts 6:1 (show verse)

AND in those days the disciples being multiplied, there was a complaint of the Hellenists against the Hebrews, that their widows were neglected in the daily service.

Acts 6:2 (show verse)

And the twelve calling the multitude of the disciples, said, It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God to serve tables.

Acts 6:3 (show verse)

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;

Acts 6:4 (show verse)

but we will attend continually to prayer, and the ministry of the word.

Acts 6:5 (show verse)

And the proposition pleased all the multitude, and they elected Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip and Prochorus, and Nicanor and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus a proselyte of Antioch,

Acts 6:6 (show verse)

and set them before the Apostles; and they having prayed imposed hands on them.

Acts 6:7 (show verse)

And the word of God increased, and the number of the disciples was greatly multiplied at Jerusalem, and a great multitude of the priests obeyed the faith.

Acts 6:8 (show verse)

And Stephen, full of grace and power, performed prodigies and great miracles among the people.

Acts 6:9 (show verse)

But some members of the synagogue called that of the Libertines and Cyrenians and Alexandrians and of those from Cilicia and Asia, arose and disputed with Stephen,

Acts 6:10 (show verse)

and were not able to resist the wisdom and spirit with which he spoke.

Acts 6:11 (show verse)

Then they bribed men who said, We heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.

Acts 6:12 (show verse)

And they stirred up both the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and coming suddenly they seized him and led him to the Sanhedrim,

Acts 6:13 (show verse)

and brought forward false witnesses who said, This man speaks incessantly against this holy place, and the law;

Acts 6:14 (show verse)

for we have heard him say, that Jesus this Nazoraean will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses gave us.

Acts 6:15 (show verse)

And all who sat in the Sanhedrin looking steadily at him saw his face like the face of an angel.