VI. And in those days, awhen the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the bGrecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected cin the daily ministration. 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, dIt is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve etables. 3 Wherefore, brethren, flook ye out among you seven men gof honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4 But we will hgive ourselves continually to prayer, and to ithe ministry of the word. 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, ka man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and lPhilip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and mNicolas a nproselyte of oAntioch: 6 whom they set before the apostles: and when they had pprayed, they qlaid their hands on them. 7 And rthe word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and sa great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great twonders and miracles among the people. 9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and uCyrenians, and xAlexandrians, and of them of yCilicia and of zAsia, disputing with Stephen. 10 And they were not able to aresist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. 11 Then bthey suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. 12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and ccame upon him, and dcaught him, and brought him to ethe council, 13 and set up ffalse witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this gholy place, and the law: 14 for we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall hdestroy this place, and shall change the *icustoms which Moses delivered us. 15 And all that sat in ethe council, klooking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been lthe face of an angel.