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Geneva Bible (1599): Acts 6

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1 And in those dayes, as the nomber of ye disciples grewe, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians towards ye Hebrewes, because their widowes were neglected in the dayly ministring.

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2 Then the twelue called the multitude of the disciples together, and sayd, It is not meete that we should leaue the worde of God to serue the tables.

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3 Wherefore brethren, looke ye out among you seuen men of honest report, and full of the holy Ghost, and of wisedome, which we may appoint to this busines.

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4 And we will giue our selues continually to prayer, and to the ministration of the worde.

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5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Steuen a man full of fayth and of the holy Ghost, and Philippe, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a Proselyte of Antiochia,

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6 Which they set before the Apostles: and they prayed, and layed their hands on them.

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7 And the worde of God increased, and the nomber of the disciples was multipled in Hierusalem greatly, and a great company of the Priests were obedient to the faith.

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8 Now Steuen full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

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9 Then there arose certaine of the Synagogue, which are called Libertines, and Cyrenians, and of Alexandria, and of them of Cilicia, and of Asia, and disputed with Steuen.

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10 But they were not able to resist the wisdome, and the Spirit by the which he spake.

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11 Then they suborned men, which saide, We haue heard him speake blasphemous wordes against Moses, and God.

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12 Thus they mooued the people and the Elders, and the Scribes: and running vpon him, caught him, and brought him to the Councill,

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13 And set forth false witnesses, which sayd, This man ceasseth not to speake blasphemous wordes against this holy place, and the Law.

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14 For we haue heard him say, that this Iesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the ordinances, which Moses gaue vs.

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15 And as all that sate in the Councill, looked stedfastly on him, they saw his face as it had bene the face of an Angel.

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