Acts 6 1 7 esv

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Acts 6:1-7

Seven Chosen to Serve

1 Now in these days 1when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in 2the daily distribution.

2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.

33Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men 4of good repute, 5full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.

4 But 6we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."

5 And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, 7a man full of faith and 8of the Holy Spirit, and 9Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, 10a proselyte of Antioch.

6 These they set before the apostles, and 11they prayed and 12laid their hands on them.

7 And 13the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests 14became obedient to 15the faith.

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Acts 6:1-7

Seven Chosen to Serve

1Now in these days k when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in l the daily distribution.2And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.3m Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men n of good repute, o full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.4But p we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."5And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, q a man full of faith and r of the Holy Spirit, and s Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, t a proselyte of Antioch.6These they set before the apostles, and u they prayed and v laid their hands on them.

7And w the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests x became obedient to y the faith.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 2:41
    So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
    Acts 2:47
    Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
    Acts 4:4
    But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.
    Acts 5:14
    And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.
    Acts 6:7
    And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 4:35
    And laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:13
    Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.
  4. Cross References
    1 Timothy 3:7
    Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 6:5
    And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose 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 7:55
    But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
    Acts 11:24
    For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
    Luke 1:15
    For he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
    Luke 4:1
    And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness
  6. Cross References
    Acts 1:14
    All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
  7. Cross References
    Acts 11:24
    For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 6:3
    Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.
  9. Cross References
    Acts 8:5
    Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ.
    Acts 21:8
    On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.
  10. Cross References
    Acts 2:11
    Both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians - we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.
    Acts 13:43
    And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.
    Matthew 23:15
    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 1:24
    And they prayed and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen
    Acts 13:3
    Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.
  12. Cross References
    1 Timothy 4:14
    Do not neglect the gift you have, which was giv...
    1 Timothy 5:22
    Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor ...
    2 Timothy 1:6
    For this reason I remind you to fan into flame ...
    Acts 8:17
    Then they laid their hands on them and they rec...
    Acts 9:17
    So Ananias departed and entered the house. And ...
    Acts 19:6
    And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the H...
    Hebrews 6:2
    And of instruction about washings, the laying o...
  13. Cross References
    Acts 12:24
    But the word of God increased and multiplied.
    Acts 19:20
    So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.
    Colossians 1:5 - 6
    Because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel.
  14. Cross References
    Romans 1:5
    Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations.
  15. Cross References
    Acts 13:8
    But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.
    Acts 14:22
    Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
    Acts 16:5
    So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.
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Peter and John Before the Council

Andastheywerespeakingtothepeople,thepriestsandlthecaptainofthetempleandmtheSadduceescameuponthem,greatlyannoyedbecausetheywereteachingthepeopleandproclaimingninJesustheresurrectionfromthedead.Andtheyarrestedthemandoputthemincustodyuntilthenextday,foritwasalreadyevening.Butmanyofthosewhohadheardthewordbelieved,andpthenumberofthemencametoaboutfivethousand.

OnthenextdaytheirrulersandeldersandscribesgatheredtogetherinJerusalem,withqAnnasthehighpriestandrCaiaphasandJohnandAlexander,andallwhowereofthehigh-priestlyfamily.Andwhentheyhadsettheminthemidst,theyinquired,sBywhatpowerortbywhatnamedidyoudothis?ThenPeter,ufilledwiththeHolySpirit,saidtothem,Rulersofthepeopleandelders,ifwearebeingexaminedtodayvconcerningagooddeeddonetoacrippledman,bywhatmeansthismanhasbeenhealed,10 letitbeknowntoallofyouandtoallthepeopleofIsraelthatwbythenameofJesusChristofNazareth,whomyoucrucified,xwhomGodraisedfromthedeadbyhimthismanisstandingbeforeyouwell.11 yThisJesusisthestonethatwaszrejectedbyyou,thebuilders,whichhasbecomethecornerstone.12 Andthereisasalvationbinnooneelse,forcthereisnootherdnameunderheavengivenamongmenbywhichwemustbesaved.

13 eNowwhentheysawtheboldnessofPeterandJohn,andperceivedthattheywereuneducated,commonmen,theywereastonished.AndtheyrecognizedthattheyhadbeenwithJesus.14 Butseeingthemanwhowashealedfstandingbesidethem,gtheyhadnothingtosayinopposition.15 Butwhentheyhadcommandedthemtoleavethecouncil,theyconferredwithoneanother,16 saying,hWhatshallwedowiththesemen?ForthatianotablesignhasbeenperformedthroughthemisevidenttoalltheinhabitantsofJerusalem,andwecannotdenyit.17 Butinorderthatitmayspreadnofurtheramongthepeople,letuswarnthemjtospeaknomoretoanyoneinthisname.18 SotheycalledthemandchargedthemnottospeakorteachatallinthenameofJesus.19 ButPeterandJohnansweredthem,kWhetheritisrightinthesightofGodtolistentoyouratherthantoGod,youmustjudge,20 forlwecannotbutspeakofwhatmwehaveseenandheard.21 Andwhentheyhadfurtherthreatenedthem,theyletthemgo,findingnowaytopunishthem,nbecauseofthepeople,forallwerepraisingGodoforwhathadhappened.22 Forthemanonwhomthissignofhealingwasperformedwasmorethanfortyyearsold.

The Believers Pray for Boldness

23 Whentheywerereleased,theywenttotheirfriendsandreportedwhatthechiefpriestsandtheeldershadsaidtothem.24 Andwhentheyheardit,theyliftedtheirvoicesptogethertoGodandsaid,SovereignLord,qwhomadetheheavenandtheearthandtheseaandeverythinginthem,25 whothroughthemouthofourfatherDavid,yourservant,saidbytheHolySpirit,

rWhydidtheGentilesrage,

andthepeoplesplotinvain?

26 Thekingsoftheearthsetthemselves,

andstherulersweregatheredtogether,

againsttheLordandagainsthistAnointed

27 fortrulyinthiscitythereweregatheredtogetheragainstyouruholyservantJesus,vwhomyouanointed,bothwHerodandxPontiusPilate,alongywiththeGentilesandzthepeoplesofIsrael,28 atodowhateveryourhandandbyourplanhadpredestinedtotakeplace.29 Andnow,Lord,clookupontheirthreatsandgranttoyourservantstocontinuetospeakyourwordwithalldboldness,30 whileeyoustretchoutyourhandtoheal,andsignsandwondersareperformedfthroughthenameofyourgholyservantJesus.31 Andwhentheyhadprayed,htheplaceinwhichtheyweregatheredtogetherwasshaken,anditheywereallfilledwiththeHolySpiritandjcontinuedtospeakthewordofGodwithboldness.

They Had Everything in Common

32 Nowthefullnumberofthosewhobelievedwereofkoneheartandlsoul,andnoonesaidthatanyofthethingsthatbelongedtohimwashisown,butmtheyhadeverythingincommon.33 AndwithgreatnpowertheapostlesweregivingtheirtestimonytotheresurrectionoftheLordJesus,andogreatgracewasuponthemall.34 pTherewasnotaneedypersonamongthem,forqasmanyaswereownersoflandsorhousessoldthemandbroughttheproceedsofwhatwassold35 andrlaiditattheapostles’feet,andsitwasdistributedtoeachasanyhadneed.36 ThusJoseph,whowasalsocalledbytheapostlesBarnabas(whichmeanstsonofencouragement),aLevite,anativeofCyprus,37 soldafieldthatbelongedtohimandbroughtthemoneyandulaiditattheapostles’feet.

Ananias and Sapphira

ButamannamedAnanias,withhiswifeSapphira,soldapieceofproperty,andwithhiswife’sknowledgevhekeptbackforhimselfsomeoftheproceedsandbroughtonlyapartofitandwlaiditattheapostles’feet.ButPetersaid,Ananias,whyhasxSatanfilledyourhearttolieytotheHolySpiritandztokeepbackforyourselfpartoftheproceedsoftheland?Whileitremainedunsold,diditnotremainyourown?Andafteritwassold,wasitnotatyourdisposal?Whyisitthatyouhavecontrivedthisdeedinyourheart?YouhavenotliedtomanbutatoGod.WhenAnaniasheardthesewords,hebfelldownandbreathedhislast.Andcgreatfearcameuponallwhoheardofit.Theyoungmenroseanddwrappedhimupandcarriedhimoutandburiedhim.

Afteranintervalofaboutthreehourshiswifecamein,notknowingwhathadhappened.AndPetersaidtoher,Tellmewhetheryousoldthelandforsomuch.Andshesaid,Yes,forsomuch.ButPetersaidtoher,HowisitthatyouhaveagreedtogetheretotestftheSpiritoftheLord?Behold,thefeetofthosewhohaveburiedyourhusbandareatthedoor,andtheywillcarryyouout.10 Immediatelyshefelldownathisfeetandbreathedherlast.Whentheyoungmencameintheyfoundherdead,andtheycarriedheroutandburiedherbesideherhusband.11 Andggreatfearcameuponthewholechurchanduponallwhoheardofthesethings.

Many Signs and Wonders Done

12 Nowmanysignsandwonderswereregularlydoneamongthepeoplehbythehandsoftheapostles.AndtheywereallitogetherinjSolomon’sPortico.13 Noneoftherestdaredjointhem,butkthepeopleheldtheminhighesteem.14 AndlmorethaneverbelieverswereaddedtotheLord,multitudesofbothmenandwomen,15 msothattheyevenncarriedoutthesickintothestreetsandlaidthemoncotsandmats,thatasPetercamebyoatleasthisshadowmightfallonsomeofthem.16 ThepeoplealsogatheredfromthetownsaroundJerusalem,pbringingthesickandthoseafflictedwithuncleanspirits,andtheywereallhealed.

The Apostles Arrested and Freed

17 Butthehighpriestroseup,andallwhowerewithhim(thatis,thepartyofqtheSadducees),andfilledwithrjealousy18 theyarrestedtheapostlesandsputtheminthepublicprison.19 ButduringthenighttanangeloftheLorduopenedtheprisondoorsandbroughtthemout,andsaid,20 GoandstandinthetempleandspeaktothepeopleallvthewordsofwthisxLife.21 Andwhentheyheardthis,ytheyenteredthetemplezatdaybreakandbegantoteach.

Nowwhenthehighpriestcame,andthosewhowerewithhim,theycalledtogetherthecouncil,allthesenateofthepeopleofIsrael,andsenttotheprisontohavethembrought.22 Butwhentheofficerscame,theydidnotfindthemintheprison,sotheyreturnedandreported,23 Wefoundtheprisonsecurelylockedandtheguardsstandingatthedoors,butwhenweopenedthemwefoundnooneinside.24 Nowwhenathecaptainofthetempleandthechiefpriestsheardthesewords,theyweregreatlyperplexedaboutthem,wonderingwhatthiswouldcometo.25 Andsomeonecameandtoldthem,Look!Themenwhomyouputinprisonbarestandinginthetempleandteachingthepeople.26 Thencthecaptainwiththeofficerswentandbroughtthem,butnotbyforce,fordtheywereafraidofbeingstonedbythepeople.

27 Andwhentheyhadbroughtthem,theysetthembeforethecouncil.Andthehighpriestquestionedthem,28 saying,eWestrictlychargedyounottoteachinthisname,yethereyouhavefilledJerusalemwithyourteaching,andyoufintendtobringthisman’sblooduponus.29 ButPeterandtheapostlesanswered,gWemustobeyGodratherthanmen.30 hTheGodofourfathersiraisedJesus,jwhomyoukilledbyhanginghimonkatree.31 GodexaltedlhimathisrighthandasmLeaderandnSavior,otogiveprepentancetoIsraelandoforgivenessofsins.32 Andqwearewitnessestothesethings,andrsoistheHolySpirit,swhomGodhasgiventothosewhoobeyhim.

33 Whentheyheardthis,theytwereenragedandwantedtokillthem.34 ButaPhariseeinthecouncilnameduGamaliel,vateacherofthelawheldinhonorbyallthepeople,stoodupandgaveorderstoputthemenoutsideforalittlewhile.35 Andhesaidtothem,MenofIsrael,takecarewhatyouareabouttodowiththesemen.36 ForwbeforethesedaysTheudasroseup,xclaimingtobesomebody,andanumberofmen,aboutfourhundred,joinedhim.Hewaskilled,andallwhofollowedhimweredispersedandcametonothing.37 AfterhimJudastheGalileanroseupinthedaysofythecensusanddrewawaysomeofthepeopleafterhim.Hetooperished,andallwhofollowedhimwerescattered.38 SointhepresentcaseItellyou,keepawayfromthesemenandletthemalone,forzifthisplanorthisundertakingisofman,itwillfail;39 butaifitisofGod,youwillnotbeabletooverthrowthem.YoubmightevenbefoundopposingGod!Sotheytookhisadvice,40 andcwhentheyhadcalledintheapostles,dtheybeatthemandchargedthemnottospeakinthenameofJesus,andletthemgo.41 Thentheyleftthepresenceofthecouncil,erejoicingthattheywerecountedworthyftosufferdishonorforgthename.42 Andeveryday,hinthetempleandfromhousetohouse,theydidnotceaseteachingandipreachingjthattheChristisJesus.

Seven Chosen to Serve

Nowinthesedayskwhenthediscipleswereincreasinginnumber,acomplaintbytheHellenistsaroseagainsttheHebrewsbecausetheirwidowswerebeingneglectedinlthedailydistribution.Andthetwelvesummonedthefullnumberofthedisciplesandsaid,ItisnotrightthatweshouldgiveuppreachingthewordofGodtoservetables.mTherefore,brothers,pickoutfromamongyousevenmennofgoodrepute,ofulloftheSpiritandofwisdom,whomwewillappointtothisduty.Butpwewilldevoteourselvestoprayerandtotheministryoftheword.Andwhattheysaidpleasedthewholegathering,andtheychoseStephen,qamanfulloffaithandroftheHolySpirit,andsPhilip,andProchorus,andNicanor,andTimon,andParmenas,andNicolaus,taproselyteofAntioch.Thesetheysetbeforetheapostles,andutheyprayedandvlaidtheirhandsonthem.

AndwthewordofGodcontinuedtoincrease,andthenumberofthedisciplesmultipliedgreatlyinJerusalem,andagreatmanyofthepriestsxbecameobedienttoythefaith.

Stephen Is Seized

AndStephen,fullofgraceandzpower,wasdoinggreatwondersandsignsamongthepeople.ThensomeofthosewhobelongedtothesynagogueoftheFreedmen(asitwascalled),andoftheCyrenians,andoftheAlexandrians,andofthosefromCiliciaandAsia,roseupanddisputedwithStephen.10 ButatheycouldnotwithstandthewisdomandtheSpiritwithwhichhewasspeaking.11 Thenbtheysecretlyinstigatedmenwhosaid,WehaveheardhimspeakblasphemouswordsagainstMosesandGod.12 Andtheystirredupthepeopleandtheeldersandthescribes,andtheycameuponhimandseizedhimandbroughthimbeforethecouncil,13 andtheycsetupfalsedwitnesseswhosaid,Thismanneverceasestospeakwordsagainstethisholyplaceandthelaw,14 forwehaveheardhimsaythatthisJesusofNazarethfwilldestroythisplaceandwillgchangehthecustomsthatMosesdeliveredtous.15 Andgazingathim,allwhosatinthecouncilsawthathisfaceiwaslikethefaceofanangel.

Stephen’s Speech

Andthehighpriestsaid,Arethesethingsso?AndStephensaid:

jBrothersandfathers,hearme.kTheGodlofgloryappearedtoourfatherAbrahamwhenhewasinMesopotamia,mbeforehelivedinHaran,andsaidtohim,nGooutfromyourlandandfromyourkindredandgointothelandthatIwillshowyou.mThenhewentoutfromthelandoftheChaldeansandlivedinHaran.Andoafterhisfatherdied,pGodremovedhimfromthereintothislandinwhichyouarenowliving.Yethegavehimnoinheritanceinit,notevenafoot’slength,butpromisedqtogiveittohimasapossessionandtohisoffspringafterhim,rthoughhehadnochild.AndGodspoketothiseffectthatshisoffspringwouldtbesojournersinalandbelongingtoothers,whowouldenslavethemandafflictthemufourhundredyears.ButvIwilljudgethenationthattheyserve,saidGod,andafterthattheyshallcomeoutwandworshipmeinthisplace.Andxhegavehimthecovenantofcircumcision.AndysoAbrahambecamethefatherofIsaac,andzcircumcisedhimontheeighthday,andaIsaacbecamethefatherofJacob,andbJacobofthetwelvepatriarchs.

Andthepatriarchs,cjealousofJoseph,dsoldhimintoEgypt;buteGodwaswithhim10 andrescuedhimoutofallhisafflictionsandfgavehimfavorandwisdombeforePharaoh,kingofEgypt,gwhomadehimruleroverEgyptandoverallhishousehold.11 NowhtherecameafaminethroughoutallEgyptandCanaan,andgreataffliction,andourfatherscouldfindnofood.12 iButwhenJacobheardthattherewasgraininEgypt,hesentoutourfathersontheirfirstvisit.13 AndjonthesecondvisitkJosephmadehimselfknowntohisbrothers,andlJoseph’sfamilybecameknowntoPharaoh.14 AndmJosephsentandsummonedJacobhisfatherandallhiskindred,nseventy-fivepersonsinall.15 AndoJacobwentdownintoEgypt,andphedied,heqandourfathers,16 andrtheywerecarriedbacktoShechemandlaidinthetombthatsAbrahamhadboughtforasumofsilverfromthesonsofHamorinShechem.

17 Buttasthetimeofthepromisedrewnear,whichGodhadgrantedtoAbraham,uthepeopleincreasedandmultipliedinEgypt18 untiltherearoseoverEgyptanotherkingvwhodidnotknowJoseph.19 wHedealtshrewdlywithourraceandforcedourfatherstoexposetheirinfants,xsothattheywouldnotbekeptalive.20 yAtthistimeMoseswasborn;andhewasbeautifulinGod’ssight.Andhewasbroughtupforthreemonthsinhisfather’shouse,21 andzwhenhewasexposed,Pharaoh’sdaughteradoptedhimandbroughthimupasherownson.22 AndMosesawasinstructedinballthewisdomoftheEgyptians,andhewascmightyinhiswordsanddeeds.

23 Whenhewasfortyyearsold,itcameintohisheartdtovisithisbrothers,thechildrenofIsrael.24 Andseeingoneofthembeingwronged,hedefendedtheoppressedmanandavengedhimbystrikingdowntheEgyptian.25 HesupposedthathisbrotherswouldunderstandthatGodwasgivingthemsalvationbyhishand,buttheydidnotunderstand.26 eAndonthefollowingdayheappearedtothemastheywerequarrelingandtriedtoreconcilethem,saying,Men,youarebrothers.Whydoyouwrongeachother?27 Butthemanwhowaswronginghisneighborthrusthimaside,saying,fWhomadeyouarulerandajudgeoverus?28 DoyouwanttokillmeasyoukilledtheEgyptianyesterday?29 AtthisretortgMosesfledandbecameanexileinthelandofMidian,hwherehebecamethefatheroftwosons.

30 Nowwhenfortyyearshadpassed,ianangelappearedtohimjinthewildernessofMountSinai,inaflameoffireinabush.31 WhenMosessawit,hewasamazedatthesight,andashedrewneartolook,therecamethevoiceoftheLord:32 kIamtheGodofyourfathers,theGodofAbrahamandofIsaacandofJacob.AndMosestrembledanddidnotdaretolook.33 ThentheLordsaidtohim,lTakeoffthesandalsfromyourfeet,fortheplacewhereyouarestandingisholyground.34 mIhavesurelyseentheafflictionofmypeoplewhoareinEgypt,andnhaveheardtheirgroaning,andoIhavecomedowntodeliverthem.pAndnowcome,IwillsendyoutoEgypt.

35 ThisMoses,whomtheyrejected,qsaying,Whomadeyouarulerandajudge?thismanGodsentasbothrulerandredeemerrbythehandoftheangelwhoappearedtohiminthebush.36 sThismanledthemout,performingtwondersandsignsuinEgyptandvattheRedSeaandwinthewildernessforxfortyyears.37 ThisistheMoseswhosaidtotheIsraelites,Godwillraiseupforyouyaprophetlikemefromyourbrothers.38 ThisistheonezwhowasinthecongregationinthewildernesswithatheangelwhospoketohimatMountSinai,andwithourfathers.bHereceivedclivingdoraclestogivetous.39 Ourfathersrefusedtoobeyhim,butthrusthimaside,andeintheirheartstheyturnedtoEgypt,40 sayingtoAaron,fMakeforusgodswhowillgobeforeus.AsforthisMoseswholedusoutfromthelandofEgypt,wedonotknowwhathasbecomeofhim.41 Andgtheymadeacalfinthosedays,andofferedasacrificetotheidolandhwererejoicinginitheworksoftheirhands.42 ButjGodturnedawayandkgavethemovertoworshiplthehostofheaven,asitiswritteninthebookoftheprophets:

mDidyoubringtomeslainbeastsandsacrifices,

nduringthefortyyearsinthewilderness,OhouseofIsrael?

43 YoutookupthetentofoMoloch

andthestarofyourgodRephan,

theimagesthatyoumadetoworship;

andIwillsendyouintoexilebeyondBabylon.

44 Ourfathershadpthetentofwitnessinthewilderness,justashewhospoketoMosesqdirectedhimtomakeit,accordingtothepatternthathehadseen.45 OurfathersinturnrbroughtitinwithJoshuawhentheysdispossessedthenationstthatGoddroveoutbeforeourfathers.SoitwasuuntilthedaysofDavid,46 vwhofoundfavorinthesightofGodandwaskedtofindadwellingplaceforxtheGodofJacob.47 ButitwasySolomonwhobuiltahouseforhim.48 zYettheMostHighdoesnotdwellainhousesmadebyhands,astheprophetsays,

49 bHeavenismythrone,

candtheearthismyfootstool.

Whatkindofhousewillyoubuildforme,saystheLord,

orwhatistheplaceofmyrest?

50 Didnotmyhandmakeallthesethings?

51 dYoustiff-neckedpeople,euncircumcisedinheartandears,youalwaysresisttheHolySpirit.fAsyourfathersdid,sodoyou.52 gWhichoftheprophetsdidyourfathersnotpersecute?AndtheykilledthosewhoannouncedbeforehandthecomingofhtheRighteousOne,iwhomyouhavenowbetrayedandmurdered,53 youwhoreceivedthelawjasdeliveredbyangelsandkdidnotkeepit.

The Stoning of Stephen

54 Nowwhentheyheardthesethingsltheywereenraged,andtheymgroundtheirteethathim.55 Buthe,nfulloftheHolySpirit,gazedintoheavenandsawothegloryofGod,andJesusstandingpattherighthandofGod.56 Andhesaid,Behold,Iseeqtheheavensopened,andrtheSonofManstandingpattherighthandofGod.57 Buttheycriedoutwithaloudvoiceandstoppedtheirearsandrushedtogetherathim.58 Thenstheycasthimoutofthecityandtstonedhim.AnduthewitnesseslaiddowntheirgarmentsvatthefeetofayoungmannamedSaul.59 AndastheywerestoningStephen,whecalledout,LordJesus,xreceivemyspirit.60 Andyfallingtohiskneeshecriedoutwithaloudvoice,zLord,donotholdthissinagainstthem.Andwhenhehadsaidthis,ahefellasleep.

Saul Ravages the Church

AndbSaulcapprovedofhisexecution.

AndtherearoseonthatdayagreatpersecutionagainstthechurchinJerusalem,anddtheywereallscatteredthroughouttheregionsofJudeaandSamaria,excepttheapostles.DevoutmenburiedStephenandmadegreatlamentationoverhim.ButeSaulwasravagingthechurch,andenteringhouseafterhouse,hefdraggedoffmenandwomenandcommittedthemtoprison.

Philip Proclaims Christ in Samaria

Nowgthosewhowerescatteredwentaboutpreachingtheword.hPhilipwentdowntothecityofSamariaandproclaimedtothemtheChrist.iAndthecrowdswithoneaccordpaidattentiontowhatwasbeingsaidbyPhilip,whentheyheardhimjandsawthesignsthathedid.Forkuncleanspirits,cryingoutwithaloudvoice,cameoutofmanywhohadthem,andmanywhowereparalyzedorlamewerehealed.Soltherewasmuchjoyinthatcity.

Simon the Magician Believes

ButtherewasamannamedSimon,mwhohadpreviouslypracticedmagicinthecityandamazedthepeopleofSamaria,nsayingthathehimselfwassomebodygreat.10 Theyallpaidattentiontohim,fromtheleasttothegreatest,saying,oThismanisthepowerofGodthatiscalledpGreat.11 Andtheypaidattentiontohimbecauseforalongtimehehadqamazedthemwithhismagic.12 ButwhenrtheybelievedPhilipashepreachedgoodnewssaboutthekingdomofGodandthenameofJesusChrist,rtheywerebaptized,bothmenandwomen.

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Church Organization Made Simple (Acts 6:1–7)

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