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Now [fn]at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the [fn]Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.

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The statement found approval with the whole [fn]congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and [fn]Nicolas, a [fn]proselyte from Antioch.

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And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them.

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The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.

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And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the [fn]Council saw his face like the face of an angel.
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Literally: in these days
Jews who adopted the Gr language and much of Gr culture through acculturation
Literally: multitude
Or, service
Literally: multitude
Gr Nikolaos
I.e. a Gentile convert to Judaism
Or, attesting miracles
I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
Literally: into
Or, Sanhedrin
Or, Sanhedrin

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