THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Apostles choose seven to assist them—Stephen transfigured before the Sanhedrin.
in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their awidows
in the daily cministration
Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of ahonest breport
, full of the Holy Ghost and cwisdom
, whom we may appoint over this dbusiness
But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the aministry
of the word.
¶ And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they achose
Stephen, a man full of faith and of the bHoly
Ghost, and cPhilip
, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they alaid their bhands
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the apriests
were obedient to the faith.
And Stephen, full of faith and apower
, did great wonders and bmiracles
among the people.
¶ Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue
of the aLibertines
, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, bdisputing
And they were not able to resist the awisdom
and the spirit by which he spake.
Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak ablasphemous
words against Moses, and against
And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,
And set up afalse
witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the acustoms
which Moses delivered us.
And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the aface
of an bangel